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Fort Walton Beach is located in the panhandle of Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast between Destin and Pensacola in Okaloosa County. This fast growing coastal town has a lot to offer. Wonderful dining, unique boutique shopping, beautiful beaches, state parks, outdoor activities and historical buildings paint the streets of this coastal town. You will find the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Gulfarium, Camp Walton Schoolhouse, Air Force Armament Museum, Emerald Coast Science Center, and much more. There are many family activities available including several festivals held throughout the year. Fort Walton Beach hosts the annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival every June - a must see family fun event! Fort Walton is the hub of the area offering the amenities of a city, while keeping it's hometown feel. Both Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base are located near by. Eglin is the world's largest Air Force Base. The military presence plays a vital role in this area.
Full Service marinas throughout the area make this section of the Emerald Coast a treat for boaters and fisherman. The Intercoastal Waterway opens water travel as far away as Texas! The fast growing area includes the surrounding communities of Mary Esther, Shalimar, Valparaiso, Cinco Bayou and Okaloosa Island. The Northwest Florida Regional Airport allows for easy travel in and out of the area.
Established neighborhoods and new developments, waterfront homes and condominiums, and apartment communities are all available in Fort Walton Beach and surrounding areas.