Fishing in Fort Walton Beach is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike. Whether surf fishing along the shoreline, casting off the landmark Okaloosa Island Pier or fishing from a boat, you are sure to catch an abundance of fish and see why the activity is a passion in Northwest Florida.
Year round, novice and expert fishermen can be spotted behind beachfront condos or down the beach seeking the speedy Pompano and White Snapper. Our Okaloosa Island Pier has weathered many years to provide anglers with a unique opportunity to reach a little further into the Gulf to catch larger fish. Nearby Destin, only 6 miles from our Okaloosa Island vacation rentals, is the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” ready to take you and your crew for hours of fun trolling or bottom fishing. With Choctawhatchee Bay flanking the Island to the north, bay fishing is a prolific adventure, too. Be sure to check our event calendar as well as the Gulf Coast blog to catch fishing tournaments in town, too.
As if playing in the water and sand on our beautiful beaches is not fun enough, there is even more to see and do. Try parasailing over the Gulf of Mexico, and take in a view unlike any other. Rent a wave runner to splash through the water and over the waves. Take a slower approach and rent an ocean kayak, the closest to the water you can get without actually being in it. Snorkel underneath the surface, exploring the sea life and finding treasured souvenirs. Many of these services are located on the beach either behind or close by our properties for your convenience. Let our outdoor guide lead you to a day filled with family fun!