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Exciting Outdoor Activities in Fort Walton Beach to Keep You Entertained for Hours

Our stunning Fort Walton Beach shores are waiting to be explored! From gorgeous beachscapes to exciting activities, an escape to Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Okaloosa Island is extraordinary. We encourage you to enjoy outdoor activities in Fort Walton Beach any time of year. To help you plan your trip, we’ve gathered a few recommendations for the best things to do in the area. Take a look at our free Vacation Guide and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Gulf of Mexico!  

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What Are the Best Outdoor Activities in Fort Walton Beach?  

Biking in Fort Walton Beach 

Popular with families, Fort Walton Beach Landing Park offers access to some of the best biking trails in the area. The intricate paths are dotted with multiple scenic viewpoints and lead to several of the park’s most entertaining features, including a covered picnic area and rock-climbing wall.  

Where to rent bikes in Fort Walton Beach?  

  • 850 Rentals LLC 
  • Coastalwheels Bike Rentals 
  • Fun Pug Bike Rentals 
  • Good Pedals 

Cast a Line into the Gulf of Mexico 

One of our favorite things about Fort Walton Beach is that you’ll find year-round fun by the sea! The Emerald Coast is an excellent place for all kinds of outdoor fun, but it is primarily known for its exceptional fishing. All year long, avid anglers enjoy the thrill of casting a line from the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, deep-sea fishing charters, or surf fishing on our beautiful white-sand beaches.   

Paddle Boarding and Kayaking 

Few things can compare to the relaxing experience of paddling through the waterways of Florida. The expansive waters offer visitors the opportunity to witness a fascinating habitat, spot plenty of majestic marine life, and unwind in one of nature’s most beautiful terrains. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, the Gulf Coast has a beautiful kayaking experience for every level of paddler.  

Where to rent paddleboards and kayaks in Fort Walton Beach?   

  • Fort Walton Beach Watersports 
  • Island Watersports Company  
  • SUP Express Paddle Board Rentals and Tours 

More Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Fort Walton Beach, Florida: 

  • Grab the kids and take a stroll along the beach.  
  • Spot local wildlife on a dolphin-watching tour.  
  • Take an Eco-Tour of the Gulf Coast.  
  • Spot fascinating marine life on a snorkeling excursion.  
  • Tee-off at a Fort Walton Beach golf course.  

The Getaway of a Lifetime Awaits You in Fort Walton Beach 

There is something for everyone on Fort Walton Beach. Our seaside destination is perfect for a fun-filled beach getaway for everyone, from kids to adults. Whether you want to enjoy an oceanfront view or a comfortable studio-style space, our coastal vacation rentals promise just the scenery you’re looking for. Plus, when you stay with us, you’ll have access to the island’s best experiences, including delicious dining, fantastic attractions, and much more!  

What are you waiting for, browse our available vacation rentals, and book the beach vacation you’ve been dreaming of. The beach is waiting for you!