The Emerald Coast of northwest Florida encompasses Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Okaloosa Island, and is home to some of the best beaches in the world.
Fort Walton Beach-front condo resorts are also extremely popular with vacation-goers, and offer an amazing amount of history. Indian mounds in the downtown land areas date back to 600 AD, and offer evidence of their beginnings with words like Choctawhatchee and Okaloosa.
Known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village", Destin traces its beginnings to a Connecticutt fisherman whose descendants used its shores for generations of fishing trawlers. Now a major oceanfront vacation resort, the investment potential for Destin Beach condos is enhanced due to the popularity of Destin beach front rentals and beach homes. Destin also boasts the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the state of Florida
Okaloosa Island is a big party spot, offering a downtown "Howl at the Moon" gathering and several clubs with headliner bands. Okaloosa Island condos offer a nearby place to retire after the carousing. Okaloosa Island Pier is another popular hangout for fishermen and families as well. Okaloosa provides hundreds of residential homes, high rise condominiums and major hotels and motels.
Accommodations in all three locations abound, for weekend or week-long escapes in a beach cottage, condominium or a townhouse.
Walking along the 24 miles of gleaming, powder-soft beaches and you’ll quickly forget the cares of your everyday world. The soft, white sand is sculpted from Appalachian quartz so pure that walking through the Gulf waters is like having an aquarium at your feet. Conservation efforts enforce no littering, vehicles, glass, fires or animals on the beach. The soft sands are perfect for sand sculptures, walking or sunning and relaxing.
Activities include snorkeling, charter fishing, golfing, dolphin watching, and of course shopping and restaurant hopping. Local attractions include the U.S. Air Force Armament Museum, Destin History & Fishing Museum, Emerald Coast Science Center, Gulfarium and the Heritage Museum of NW Florida.
If you are looking for a second family home or are relocating to Florida; consider Emerald Coast real estate and oceanfront property, with all it has to offer in conjunction with its relaxed lifestyle.