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Fort Walton Beach is a small city in the Emerald Coast region of Florida, 40 miles east of Pensacola.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

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 around[edit]

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



  • 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 next[edit]

  • 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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