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Fort Walton Beach


Fort Walton Beach has a population of 22,740 residents as of the 2020 census. It is the principal city of the Fort Walton Beach−Crestview−Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fort Walton Beach is a year-round fishing and beach community. Its busiest time of the year is the summer, causing a boost to the local economy because of seasonal migration. The City of Fort Walton Beach adopted a Downtown Business and Entertainment District for Downtown Fort Walton Beach on March 25, 2014. The District went into effect on May 1, 2014. Encompassing the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach, the Business & Entertainment District is your hub for shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and more. From family-friendly events and waterfront public parks to vibrant entertainment and nightlife, the Business and Entertainment District has something for everyone. Fort Walton Beach is also home to the beautiful Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park which children and adults will enjoy. There are a lot of different homes in Fort Walton, some new and some are older more established homes. They have plenty of restaurant's, movie theatres, a mall and a Fort Walton Beach Hospital is also nearby. Including 2 Air Force Bases known as Hurlburt and Eglin Air Force Base. Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Old Bay Steamer are just a few of the restaurants. Fort Walton has plenty of restaurants for your dining experience. As a bonus to tourists and locals, Fort Walton Beach is the home of the original Crab Shack out on Okaloosa Island and the food is delicious. If you like the nightlife, then the Block has 3 clubs in one and you will not want to miss out on your next visit. Country Block if you love Country Music and take a ride on Sugar the Bull while your there. Karaoke Block for all who love to sing, and it is the happening place with amateur performers 5 nights a week. Finally, it is Cell Block with live music and the hottest dance floor in Fort Walton Beach. Welcome to Fort Walton Beach. 


Military Bases

  • Eglin Air force Base
  • Hurlburt Field
  • Schools

  • Elliot Point Elementary School
  • Max Bruner Junior Middle School
  • Chattahoochee Senior High School
  • Calvin Christian Academy and Pre School
  • Attractions

  • Gufarium Marine Adventure Park