Fort Walton Beach Outdoors

Fort Walton Beach Outdoors

Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is known to be a low-key area, with a lot to boast about, such as their great outdoors and the experience they provide.  With an abundance of activities to do outside in Fort Walton Beach, you’re bound to forge some great memories. We have gathered all the outdoor activities that Fort Walton Beach has to offer and narrowed it down to the following list of curated activities. With our recommendations, you are bound to have a great time exploring the great Fort Walton Beach outdoors.

Jet Skis

Jet skis are a great way to explore Fort Walton Beach’s outdoors. While jet skis are not something that is very unique in beach towns like Fort Walton Beach, using them with an outdoor exploration mindset will give you a unique perspective of the great outdoors.  Our Jet ski rentals in Fort Walton Beach are a great way to explore the outdoors. One thing for sure is when you rent jet skis in Fort Walton Beach with us, you’re going to get the best that there is.. This is a great activity for anyone who is a beginner as they are really easy to learn how to use. If you have a GoPro, we recommend that you use it to revisit your adventure or to show off to your friends!  Sometimes, you may be able to see a dolphin in the water, we recommend you check out our waverunner dolphin tours, as our experienced tour guides know exactly where to go!. Be mindful of your surroundings, but overall have fun!


Being outdoors, especially when the weather is warm, brightens everyone’s mood.. You can parasail in Fort Walton Beach and see explore the great outdoors from above, where you can take everything in. Parasailing may sound scary, but it’s actually very safe when you go with a reputable operator. Xtreme H2O of Fort Walton Beach has experienced staff and state-of-the-art equipment to keep you safe… While you are ascending into the air, your view will be like nothing you have seen before. Parasailing is one of those watersports that you have to try out at least once in your life. While you are in the air, you can take in all the sights from above.. In the distance, you can see beachgoers hanging out and swimming in the water, as well as what the area’s nature spots have to offer. There is also a chance you can see in the distance some marine animals and even see a dolphin swimming. Keep your eyes peeled while you are above in the sky parasailing!

Crab Island Runner

Another great way to explore the great outdoors aquatically is on your way to or from Crab Island, aboard our Crab Island Runner. Crab Island is a sandbar that is a stone’s throw from Fort Walton Beach that is popular amongst locals and tourists alike, for many reasons. Technically, we can call visiting Crab Island a visit to the great outdoors, just different from what we usually think of when we think of the outdoors, it’s a sandbar, not the woods. Crab Island is a great place to go outdoors with an abundance of fun, relaxing activities, as well as quite a few lunch spots.

Take a Hike

Something not many people may know about is there are a couple of trails out here in Fort Walton Beach. One great option for a hike to take that is only about a 10 to 15-minute drive is the Eglin East Florida Trail. This trail is about 41.8 miles long, which sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! The fun part about hiking is you can go however far you want to go. There is no requirement about having to do the full distance, no one is keeping score. There are 4 areas to this trail that you could potentially see and they are the  Alaqua, Catface, and the Titi sections. Some fun facts about this trail is that it was established with the Ocala National Forest in 1908. It was also one of the largest military reservations to exist in Florida. People enjoy going to this trail to hike as it is a different side to Florida. This is a great outdoor place and activity to try out since it is something different from the beach area. When you are hiking the trail, make sure to carry anything needed for the journey. We also recommend that you bring a journal with you to write down all the findings you see while hiking the Eglin East Florida Trail.

Fort Walton Beach Landing Park

Going to a park is always a great way to enjoy the outdoors One of our favorite parksFort Walton Beach, that you should check out is the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park. This park is in the heart of the downtown area, making it easy for tourists to access. The reason it is called The Landing is due to all the local events that are hosted there. On Fridays, you can frequently find yourself listening to some live music. There are also movie nights at the park for the film buff in your life. Then on Saturdays, you can check out the farmers market for some local produce and handmade products; there is an abundance of goodies to be found at the farmer’s market. The park boasts beautiful scenery that you have to see to believe, so bring your friends and family.  Why not enjoy a picnic at the park together? Another great option is an afternoon stroll where you can explore and discover all the beauty that parks have to offer. If you decide to take a stroll, you will be able to see the Landing’s waterfront boardwalk. With so much to see and do at the park, going to Fort Walton Beach Landing Park is a great outdoor spot to visit.


For those that love putting in the green, our next recommendation is a no brainer. We are talking about golf! There are a few golf courses around the Fort Walton Beach area. Some golf courses you can go to are Blackwater Golf Club, Fort Walton Beach Golf Club, and Rocky Bayou Country Club.  Each golf course brings something unique to the table so it is always a good idea to research and figure out which place fits the best for you and your group. Challenge yourself to a round of golf in Fort Walton Beach, you won’t regret it!


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