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Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach

The beach is by far the biggest attraction in Fort Walton Beach. The snow-white powdery beaches entice you to the water. The beaches are considered one of the top five shelling destinations in the world. Giant sandbars and reefs are a shell pickers dream. Diving and snorkeling are popular sports and many shops rent equipment and have daily dives and lessons. Rent pontoon boats, canoes, jet-skis, motor boats, sailboats and any other water Beachfront Restaurant on Fort Walton Beach sporting equipment. Try parasailing, water-skiing or windsurfing, lessons available. The white sandy beaches are perfect for making sandcastles, sunbathing or just relaxing. The emerald green water contrast sharply with the stark whiteness of the beaches. No need to bring beach baggage because beach rentals are located throughout the area.

A visit to the Gulfarium one of America's original marine life aquariums is informative and exciting. Fourteen intriguing exhibits catch your eye along with a 600-pound seal and a two-ounce clown fish.

Fort Walton Beach's Beachfront Parks

Beasley, James Lee Park and the Wayside Park are renovated beachfront parks. Fort Walton Beach Family They have quaint gazebos, picnic pavilions, showers, bathrooms and wooden dune walks. Blackwater State Park and Eglin Reservation are two pristine wilderness preservations offering tubing, canoeing, hiking and camping. Crystal clear rivers and miles of trails are scattered through a forest of hickory, maple and pine trees. The magestical sabal palm is Florida's state tree and can be found in most areas.

Eglin Air Force Base

Free tours at the impressive Eglin Air Force base, the largest base in the world. It is also home to the biggest environmental test chamber, which produces extremely hot temperatures and extremely frigid temperatures. The U.S. Air Force Armament Museum is the only American museum dedicated to Air Force weaponry with interesting displays. The spy plane "Blackbird" SR-71 is also on display.

Journey through the 10,000 years of ceramic artifacts from four prehistoric Fort Walton Beach tribes at the Indian Temple Mound and Museum. It is the largest and most impressive collection of early culture in the United States.

Fort Walton Beach's Various Golf Courses

Golf is supreme at Fort Walton Beach with numerous courses throughout the area. Challenging courses designed by world-renowned architects where the beauty of Mother Nature is observed. On a slightly smaller scale the avid younger golfer can practice the sport at Goofy Golf, Magic Carpet Golf or at the Island Golf Center Fenway Park Batting Cages/Lost Lagoon Golf. A hidden nostalgic spot is Camp Walton SchoolHouse Museum, which recalls the days of spelling primers and the old hickory stick. Walk down a primitive path to the restored post office with rustic wooden mailboxes overflowing with mail, yet to be delivered. Reservations are required.

Nightlife in Fort Walton Beach

Drink by candlelight, dance to live tunes from the 40's and rock and roll at Timbers Nitespot where walls come alive with motion picture posters. "Hog's breath is better than no breath at all." the slogan that tells it all at the Hog's Breath Saloon. Rock and roll bands play most evenings at this wild and wacky bar. A more casual approach is Fudpuckers on the Island, live reggae, and rock and roll on the outdoor patios.

For the best shopping excursion try the nearby towns of Seaside or Destin.

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