city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States

Fort Walton Beach is a small city in Emerald Coast region of Florida, forty miles east of Pensacola.

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US 98 connects Fort Walton Beach with Pensacola and Panama City. It also connects with nearby Destin. Florida 85 connects the area with I-10.

Get aroundEdit

Fort Walton Beach has two main arterials. The Miracle Strip Parkway (US 98) travels along the seacoast and through Eglin Air Force Base, and the Eglin Parkway (Florida SR 85) links the city with Okaloosa Regional Airport.


Map of Fort Walton Beach
  • 1 The Gulfarium, 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway, +1 850-243-9046, toll-free: +1-800-247-8575. Admissions are open from 9AM until 4PM. Park closes at 6PM.
  • 2 Indian Temple Mound and Museum, 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE. Aug-May M-F 10AM-4:30PM; Jun-Jul M-Sa 10AM-4:30PM, Su noon-4:30PM.    
  • 3 Air Armament Museum, 100 Museum Dr (Eglin Air Force Base), +1 850 882-4062. M-Sa 9:30AM-4:30PM. Free.



  • Antique stores and shops along Highway 98/Miracle Strip Parkway across from the Indian Temple Mound.


Ft. Walton Beach has many restaurants, including:

  • Anglers, 1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy (by the base of the pier on Okaloosa Island), +1 850 796-0260.
  • Fish Lipz, 203 Brooks St (off Highway 98 by the bridge to Okaloosa Island), +1 850 226-7123. Waterfront views, good food and drink. Often have small live bands in the evenings.


  • Fish Lipz, listed at "Eat" above


Go nextEdit

  • Destin is just to the east on the other side of Okaloosa Island.
  • Pensacola is about half an hour to the west.
Routes through Fort Walton Beach
PensacolaNavarre Beach  W   E  Panama CityLakeland

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