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

  • The list below includes 72 free or cheap things to do in or near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Movie Theaters, Parks and Piers & Boardwalks.
  • From Grayton Beach to John C Beasley Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fort Walton Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Destin, Navarre, Miramar Beach and Niceville.
  • The list below includes 72 free or cheap things to do in or near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Movie Theaters, Parks and Piers & Boardwalks.
  • From Grayton Beach to John C Beasley Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fort Walton Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Destin, Navarre, Miramar Beach and Niceville.
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Power-Up Watersports 1201 B Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL MoreLess Info
Navigate the emerald waters around Crab Island perched atop a standup paddleboard
1.1 Miles
93% 454 votes
Beaches Fort Walton Beach, FL MoreLess Info
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.
2.6 Miles
95% 86 votes
Parks 1550 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL MoreLess Info
Okaloosa Island's John C. Beasley Park has pavilions and platforms for special events and 12 picnic tables for private gatherings. The sandy beach has two dune walkovers to the Gulf of Mexico.
1.8 Miles
81% 582 votes
Piers & Boardwalks 1030 Miracle Strip Parkway East, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
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.
2.6 Miles
81% 252 votes
Piers & Boardwalks 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
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.
1.6 Miles
84% 37 votes
Parks 388 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
Overlooking the water, Liza Jackson Park provides fishing and boating opportunities and includes a pier and boat ramps. The park features a paved walking path, playground equipment, rock-climbing wall, pavilions and picnic tables.
1.5 Miles
90% 260 votes
Mini Golf 401 North Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 MoreLess Info
The Goofy Golf club has two 17 hole courses, with each sharing the 18th hole. It was opened in 1958 and its mascot, since the beginning, is the now 23 foot-tall T-Rex Hammy.
2.4 Miles
73% 44 votes
Arcades 1318 Miracle Strip parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL MoreLess Info
Within Fat Daddy's Arcade is a collection of over 65 popular games, including classics like basketball and skeeball alongside Guitar Hero, racing games, and games for children. In addition to the arcade, the entertainment center also has an on-site pizza parlor.
5.9 Miles
98% 1717 votes
Military Museums 100 Museum Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32542 MoreLess Info
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.
1.7 Miles
72% 1912 votes
Aquariums 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
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.
1.3 Miles
85% 227 votes
History Museums 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL MoreLess Info
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.
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