Place Ft. Walton Beach, FL, is located along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's panhandle between Destin and Pensacola. This area is frequently referred to as the “Emerald Coast” because of its emerald-green waters and sparkling white sandy beaches. Ft. Walton is known for its year-round fishing, beach resorts, and military communities. Located in the heart of Ft. Walton is Eglin Air Force Base, one of the largest military bases in America. Hurlburt and Duke Fields, other U.S. Air Force installations also make their home in Ft. Walton. In addition to military bases, other major employers in the area are linked to tourism, fishing, and hospitality industries.Recreational options in the Ft. Walton Beach area are endless – whether you want to relax by the Gulf, go shopping, visit a zoo
or aquarium, or dine on fresh seafood. If you're more into arts and culture or history, there are several attractions, including the Heritage Park & Cultural Center, Emerald Coast Science Center
, and much more!