The term social distancing has become important as the world continues to battle COVID-19. Just because the world is different does not mean you have to skip out on a well-deserved vacation getaway to Fort Walton Beach. The Emerald Coast is more than ready to host you and your family for some fun and excitement. Fort Walton Beach offers a variety of isolated activities that will keep you safe while letting you make the most of a Florida getaway. Take a look at some of our favorite Fort Walton Beach activities:
Hit Up the Beach
With a name such as Fort Walton Beach, you can expect to find beautiful shorelines in our fair city. In fact, many claim the beaches in Fort Walton Beach are their favorite of those found all over the country! While the beaches are also popular during the summer, you can still find some privacy on the less populous beaches. Beaches on Okaloosa Island stretch out for miles, giving you plenty of room. You can stretch out on the beach and relax for hours. The water is perfect and a beautiful shade of green. Several different rental companies in Fort Walton Beach will rent out all the beach gear you need. This equipment can include umbrellas, towels and much more. One such example is Lazy Days Beach Rentals at 1110 Santa Rosa Blvd in Fort Walton Beach. They offer chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, paddle boards and more.
Book a Fishing Charter
Another great way to stay isolated from others is to book a fishing charter that will take you into the deeper waters. These fishing charters do not book large or multiple groups for a single trip. Instead, you can book with a single captain who will take you and your loved ones out to sea. Fort Walton Beach is known for some incredible fishing. Typical trophy-sized catches can include tuna, yellowtail, and so much more. Your captain will personally show you how to work the deep-sea fishing gear and even throw plenty of tips your way. Most anglers are practically guaranteed to reel in a big catch. One popular charter service is Salty Dawgz’ Deep Sea Fishing and Charters. Give them a call at 850-463-8323 to book your fishing charter in advance!
Kayaking in Fort Walton Beach
If you want to go out on the water, but not as far as deep sea, try out kayaking in Fort Walton Beach just off the coast. This is a great way to see the Emerald Coast from on the water. Kayaking also lets you get away from others in an exciting way. Similar to getting your beach gear, you can get kayak rentals from in town with ease. Rental companies such as Fort Walton Beach Kayak Rentals LLC let you choose how long you want to keep your rental out. First time in a kayak? No sweat, as they can even help you feel comfortable in these personal watercrafts. Call Fort Walton Beach Kayak Rentals LLC at 850-737-4494 to reserve your kayak in advance. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Grab Your Favorite Meals to Go
While some restaurants may be open for dine-in services, many still wish to avoid such large gatherings. You can still grab food from your favorite restaurants in Fort Walton Beach and take it back to your vacation rental. This allows you to avoid large gatherings while still enjoying some delicious food found only in Fort Walton Beach! Local favorites such as Crab Trap and Ali’s Bistro offer food to go that previously was available through dine-in only. Pick up some incredible seafood for which Florida is known. Other restaurants have also established no-contact delivery so you can grab what you need without coming into contact with anyone else. Coffee Ave, a local favorite coffee spot, lets you pick up your coffee and quick bites of food in that format only. Our vacation rental condos have plenty of space in the kitchen and dining areas to set up your to-go order in feast-like fashion.
While hiking may not be the first thing you think of when visiting a coastal city like Fort Walton Beach, we do offer plenty of trails. Notable trails in the area include the Henderson Beach Nature Trail found at Henderson Beach State Park; Topsail Hill Preserve also has several trails to check out. You may not find big elevation changes, but these trails offer incredible views.
More to See in Fort Walton Beach
As you can see, you can still come visit Fort Walton Beach and easily maintain social distance while having fun. In addition to these Fort Walton Beach activities, you will find incredible amenities such as games and more at our vacation condos. Call today and reserve your Fort Walton Beach rental!