About Fort Walton BeachWarm Gulf waters and a wide variety of recreational activities make Fort Walton Beach a popular area for family vacations. The sugary white sand beaches cover 24 miles of coast.
Emerald Coast Science Center , 139 Brooks St., offers interactive science exhibits for children; phone (850) 664-1261.
William Augustus Bowles (Capt. Billy Bowlegs), an 18th-century pirate, is remembered with pirate-themed revelry, treasure hunts, fireworks and a parade in late May or early June at the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival at Fort Walton Landing.
Visitor Centers Emerald Coast Conventions & Visitors Bureau 1540 Miracle Strip Pkwy. S.E. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. Phone:(850)651-7131 or (800)322-3319
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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