Get the summer started off right with a trip to a locale with year-round beautiful weather and beach fun. Florida is the simple choice, but you’ll want to zero in on Fort Walton Beach. Fun, sun, water, and more await you and your group, along with some indoor activities for a momentary break from the heat while still having fun. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a fun activity to fill your time during summer in Fort Walton Beach.

Public Beach

A trip to Florida can be packed full of fun, and a trip to Florida’s Emerald Coast deserves plenty of beach time. Pack up the beach gear and head to the shimmering waters of the Gulf. There are plenty of beach activities to enjoy. Spread out on the sand and sunbathe, take a walk along the shore, build sandcastles, or enjoy the soothing sound of the waves while you read a book. If water sports are your thing, splash around for a while or try snorkeling, paddleboarding, and a myriad of other water activities.

Private Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy a bit of luxury this summer on your Fort Walton Beach vacation. Book a private catamaran cruise and enjoy the water and soak up the sun without getting wet. There are daytime and sunset cruises available. Make sure you bring along your camera and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of sea life like pelicans, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and more. Make the experience extra special and ask about champagne and dining options while aboard the vessel.

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Emerald Coast Mirror Maze

When the summer weather heats up, or you just want some time indoors doing something different, you’ll find fun for everyone at the Emerald Coast Mirror Maze. The maze is a 2,300-square-foot maze that will keep you turning circles as you try to find your way out. Once you’ve completed the maze, challenge each other to a game of Pirate’s Quest laser tag in the 1,800-square-foot arena. Cap off the fun and experience the life of a secret agent when you twist and weave your way through the laser challenge. Move slow and stealth like to get away undetected! Hit a laser and suffer a time penalty at the end of the round.

Pirate Cruise

Get a feel for the pirate days of old when you gather everyone and board the Sea Dragon. Captain “Fearless” Phil and his crew provide a swashbuckling good time that’s sure to please guests of any age. The two-hour cruise includes activities like sea life sightings, music, and plenty of pirate-themed fun. The kids will love sword fighting, treasure map reading, pirate tattoos and face painting, firing the “Kid Cannon” and much more. There are plenty of cold drinks, snacks, t-shirts, and other pirate booty to create a fun and memorable summer experience.

Fort Walton Beach Parasail

Take to the sky on a new adventure and way to see the beautiful Emerald Coast. Parasailing is a fun, adrenaline-filled way to get a bird’s eye view of Fort Walton Beach. Strap into the harness by yourself or up to two others and take off from the deck of the specially designed and USCG-approved parasailing boat. Choose to stay dry for the duration of the flight, or wear your swimsuit and cool off with a dip in Choctawhatchee Bay before taking to the air again for a safe landing back on deck. Book a camera and GoPro package for a record of the flight from your view in the harness.

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Enjoy one of Florida’s most popular pleasure activities for people of all ages and ability levels this summer in Fort Walton Beach. Take some time on the water and bring home lunch or dinner to grill up at your accommodations. You can opt to stay close to shore on and inshore or nearshore excursion, or explore the bayous, flats, and inlets of the area with a fly-fishing trip. For an adrenaline boost on your fishing excursion, consider a deep-sea trip, including shark fishing. If you view fishing as an activity for just you and your group, rent some gear and head down to the beach to wade in the water and see what’s biting close to shore. No matter how you cast a line, secure a Florida fishing license first.

Summer Kickoff on the Emerald Coast

From a cozy one-bedroom for a small family or you and your love to a spacious three-bedroom for a larger group to start the summer right, the Breakers of Fort Walton Beach has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy making a home-cooked meal in a fully equipped kitchen. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom and relax. Choose a premium unit for flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, and more to make your stay extra special.

Call us today to start planning your summer getaway!