Free & Cheap Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach, FL

TripBuzz found 36 free or cheap things to do in or near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. From National Naval Aviation Museum to Village of Baytowne Wharf, Fort Walton Beach offers a variety of inexpensive things to do in the area - including 15 budget-friendly activities and attractions nearby with ratings over 90%.

There are 31 different types of inexpensive things to do and see in or near Fort Walton Beach, FL. The most popular types of cheap activities and places to visit include: Beaches, Random Fun, Aquariums and Piers & Boardwalks.

The attractions in the list below have an average rating of 83%, based on 8,434 total reviews from users of TripBuzz and other popular sites across the web.

There are 6 cheap things to do within the city of Fort Walton Beach, and 10 cheap things to do in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Destin and Pensacola.

Fort Walton Beach, FL

Highlights
  • Outdoors - 17 Cheap Activities
  • Amusement - 11 Cheap Activities
  • Sights & Landmarks - 11 Cheap Activities
  • Active & Adventure - 8 Cheap Activities

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Air Force Armament Museum
1
5.9 Miles

Air Force Armament Museum

100 Museum Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32542
Museums, Military Museums
Fort Walton Beach, Florida is proudly home to the Air Force Armament Museum, a free museum dedicated to historical weapons and military vehicles. Military buffs and those interested in United States military history must not miss a chance to tour this unique museum.

Rating

97%
367 Votes
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Okaloosa Island Pier
2
1.8 Miles

Okaloosa Island Pier

1030 Miracle Strip Parkway East, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Piers & Boardwalks
With 1,262 feet and a large octagonal point, the Okaloosa Island Pier is best suited for catching both smaller fries and big, fighting fish. The biggest catch was a 42 pound king mackerel.

Rating

80%
115 Votes
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
3
1.7 Miles

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Aquariums
More than a simple aquarium, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a hands-on institution specializing in animal interactions. Guests come face to face with dolphins, manatees, seals and small sharks. Those who wish to may snorkel with stingrays.

Rating

55%
552 Votes
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Indian Temple Mound & Museum
4
1.3 Miles

Indian Temple Mound & Museum

139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Museums, Historic Sites, Natural History Museums
Located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Indian Temple Mound & Museum is dedicated to the history of First Nations cultures in Florida. There are three outbuildings that contain special exchibits and installations. One admission ticket covers all of the Museum's buildings.

Rating

81%
62 Votes
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The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
5
2.6 Miles

The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Parks, Specialty Shops
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island can be considered a mall and a half-covered park in one. It has covered picnic areas and sports courts, it has snack-bars and shops, and it has playgrounds and arcade games.

Rating

77%
61 Votes
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Grayton Beach
6
1.1 Miles

Grayton Beach

Beaches
Grayton Beach is a small village on the coast, with a rich history. The water is filled with fish, which makes it a popular place among fisherman. Marine wildlife can be spotted from the shore, including turtles and sting-rays.

Rating

93%
29 Votes
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HarborWalk Marina
7
6.6 Miles

HarborWalk Marina

66 Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL 32540
Marinas
Destin's HarborWalk Marina offers services and amenities to resident boats and visiting vessels. Its offerings include short-stay slips, repair facilities, a fuel station, waste pumping services, a tackle shop, bathrooms and a grocery mart.

Rating

85%
422 Votes
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Destin Harbor
8
7.4 Miles

Destin Harbor

Destin, FL
Bodies of Water
Florida's Destin Harbor borders the Gulf of Mexico and is famous for its vibrant boardwalk. Visitors of all ages enjoy strolling along the water, browsing the boardwalk shops and spending time in the beautiful Florida sun.

Rating

90%
462 Votes
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Jetty East Beach
9
7.4 Miles

Jetty East Beach

Destin, FL
Beaches
As part of a condominium resort, Jetty East Beach, provides a secluded beach front with stunning views of the fishing vessels coming and going. Guests can walk to the jetty, swim in the mild surf, or spread out under a beach umbrella and enjoy the views.

Rating

89%
38 Votes
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Jolee Island Nature Park
10
7.5 Miles

Jolee Island Nature Park

Destin, FL
Parks, Hiking Areas, Picnic Spots, Hiking
Guests of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort have access to the Jolee Island Nature Park, a five acre island preserve. Visitors to the island can traverse the walkways and view the salt marshes, or kayak and canoe the serene waterways.

Rating

53%
17 Votes
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