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Summer Activities in Fort Walton Beach

Finding your way to Fort Walton Beach is a vacation worth enjoying year-round. That said, there’s something refreshing about a sunny summer getaway in this direction that’s hard to top! Whether you’re traveling this summer to Fort Walton Beach solo, in the company of friends, or alongside the entire family, it’s a destination that promises to bring beautiful weather, amazing waters, and options for fun that are unforgettable. Be sure to add the following to your itinerary when your summer plans bring you this way. 

Enjoy Some Snorkeling

The waters that hug the shoreline of Fort Walton Beach are teeming with incredible marine and plant life that are worth getting a closeup look at while you’re in town. Many summer visitors find that this is just the right season to hop in the water and enjoying some snorkeling! If you’ve packed your own gear, there’s no shortage of beaches to choose from where snorkeling accessibility is made simple. If you’re looking for a more guided experience, Cattywampus Aquatic Adventures, Destin Excursions, and Destin Snorkel are all local companies that offer snorkeling adventures alongside knowledgeable and friendly guides. 

Check Out the Walking Trails

While beach hopping is the first thing that comes to mind for many travelers headed to Fort Walton Beach in the summer, this coastal destination is also loved for its scenic landscapes that offer up much in the way of hiking fun! If you’re ready to lace up your boots and make the most of a trekking adventure, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Henderson Beach State Park is a particularly scenic locale for those looking to enjoy time on its showcase nature trail. As you walk through the maritime forest and view the shoreline, keep your eyes open for the year-round and migratory birds that flock to this area. Those looking to turn walking and hiking into a full-day adventure will want to head over to nearby Topsail Preserve where you can easily access over 15 miles of hiking trails with ease. 

Rent a Bike

Summer comes with plenty of heat and sunshine in Fort Walton Beach, making it a great season for cyclists to enjoy time out and about exploring. Not to worry, if you haven’t brought your own bike to make the most of the fun, this area hosts a variety of rental options to choose from. 850 Rentals LLC, Destin Scooter Rental, and Coastalwheels Bike Rentals are all good selections to start with when you’re ready to enjoy the scenery on two wheels! 

Book a Fishing Charter

You don’t have to be an experienced angler to enjoy fantastic fishing opportunities during a summer getaway to Fort Walton Beach. This area is known for its incredible catches and if you’re just learning how to cast a line, there are plenty of guided fishing charter services that will get you out on the water safely and in style. Blue Water Escape, Jack M Up, and One Shot Fishing Charters are all great options when you could use a guide to get you where you need to go to reel in something impressive. Your guides are ready and waiting to help you understand the many species of fish that call these waters home and will show you techniques and tricks to reeling in the best from under the waves. No matter which charter you go with, it’s sure to be on-the-water fun you won’t soon forget.  

Rent a Pontoon Boat

If you’re up for some more independent water adventures, renting a Pontoon boat and making the most of a day on the waves is sure to inspire. Visitors who are excited to forge their own path on the water will want to rent from a company like True Blue Pontoon Boat Rentals or Anchor Pontoon Boat Rentals LLC when they’re in town. Both offer quality vessels at great rates with options to extend the fun if you just can’t get enough of the adventure! 

Visit the Air Force Armament Museum

While outdoor adventure abounds in Fort Walton Beach during the summer months, a visit to the area’s Air Force Armament Museum is something that guests can enjoy year-round. This historic stop takes a look at the history of aviation in battle and gives visitors a chance to get up close to aircraft as well. This is a family-friendly stop that’s perfect for those looking to incorporate some education into their summer getaway too! 

Book Your Fort Walton Beach Adventure Today

There’s never been a better time to plan a getaway this summer in Fort Walton Beach. When you’re in town, be sure to make The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach your home away from home. Our rentals bring comfort, convenience, and style to your stay while on-site amenities like a shuffleboard court, beach access, spa, fitness center and event rooms give every visit the touch of luxury you deserve. Contact us today!