Summer Vacation in Fort Walton Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals
If a trip to the beach has been on your mind lately, then what are you waiting for? We suggest planning a summer vacation in Fort Walton Beach, right on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We love the area for its unique location. When you stay on Okaloosa Island, you experience the charm of a small beach town with lots of options for fun under the sun. Ever wanted to parasail over the Gulf? Now is your chance! Visit The Gulfarium to learn more about marine creatures – dolphins, sea lions, and more! Then, take a short drive over the Brooks Bridge to Downtown Fort Walton Beach, where you’ll discover an array of nightlife, local shops, and fabulous dining. Get a bite to eat at The G.O.A.T., then catch some live music at The Green Door. Plus, neighboring Destin is just a short ten-minute drive away!
For more fun activities in Fort Walton Beach, visit our Gulf Coast Guide.
However, it wouldn’t be a vacation without somewhere to stay! Whether you want cozy accommodations in a beachfront condo or you’re looking for a home on the water, there’s something for everyone. We recommend Sea Oats, one of our favorite spots on Okaloosa Island. With a Gulf-front pool and plenty of space to lounge, you’re sure to have fun under the sun. Sea Oats’ private beach boardwalk even takes you directly to the beach! Then, after a long day of rest and relaxation, get everyone together for a cookout at the community barbecue grill. In the meantime, discover a fitness facility, hot tub, and tennis courts.
Sea Oats is also a great place for group travel, as it has an on-site recreation facility – it’s the perfect size for weddings, family reunions, and parties. So if you’ve been putting off that family reunion, get everyone together to stay at Sea Oats; they’ll love catching up and relaxing on the beach! If this sounds like something that’s right up your alley, then give us a call and we’ll help you get everything situated.
Need a little more space? Let us suggest Coconut Beach House A&B, an eight-bedroom vacation home right on the sandy shores of Okaloosa Island. This split-level home offers a unique level of privacy on each of its floors, so if you’re traveling with kids then they’ll love having their own space. The home sleeps 26 people in total, making it ideal for multi-family travel. Each floor offers four bedrooms, with two bathrooms on each floor. The second floor offers additional sleeping arrangements in the living room, meaning it can sleep 14 guests in total. Meanwhile, both living rooms offer full views of the Gulf of Mexico; you can find additional views through both master bedrooms along with the third and fourth bedrooms.
Since Coconut Beach House is located right on the beach, you can head out to play day or night. You aren’t too far from everything on Okaloosa Island, from dining at The Crab Trap near the Boardwalk or visiting the Gulf Islands National Seashore. There’s fun for everyone!
Ready to plan your summer vacation in Fort Walton Beach? View our available homes and condos in Fort Walton Beach today to plan the ultimate getaway!