Water Parks in Fort Walton, Florida

Water Parks in Fort Walton, Florida
Fort Walton County boasts Florida's Emerald Coast attributes, the white fine-sandy beaches and clear emerald green water temperatures that are upwards of 80 degrees. While the entire Choctawhatchee Bay is an adventure waiting to be had, there are waterparks designed specifically for splashing family fun in the tropical heat of Northwestern Florida. Fort Walton Beach has been voted Best Beach in the South and Top Family Destination for 13 years in a row by Southern Living Magazine readers.

Pleasure Island Waterpark

Right on the water, Pleasure Island offers something for everyone. For those who want the adrenaline rush, they boast one of the tallest water slides in Florida, jet boats and wave runner rentals. This water park also challenges the visitor with the opportunity to fly high above it all parasailing, and pontoon boats and go-cart rides are also available.

Pleasure Island Waterpark
1310 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6219
(850) 243-9738

Waterscape Resort

For those seeking an all-in-one resort fit for children and adults, look into the Waterscape Resort. They offer condos fully furnished for the whole family with elegant, classy decorum. They have a tiered courtyard fit for a king. A 10-foot-high waterfall, cascades down into the refreshing pools. Children and adults appreciate the soothing flow of the LAY-Z™ River, hot tubs, and nearly 500 feet of white sandy beachfront. It includes a poolside fitness center, and a children's splash area.

Waterscape Resort
1110 Santa Rosa Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach
Valparaiso, FL 32548
(888) 782-9722

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park

For the tikes, just 15 minutes away over the bridge in Destin, you'll also find Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park. Spend the day exploring three tropical mini-golf courses; test out your driving skills on the two speedy go-kart tracks, get an adrenaline-rush on the three heart-pounding rides and stay busy getting soaked on more than 40 exciting water attractions.

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park
1007 U.S. Highway 98 E. 32541
(850) 837-8319

Pelican Adventures

The area offers a plethora of outdoor activities, and there are many adventures designed just for those who like to immerse themselves in nature.
Discover the underwater world of Florida's Emerald Green Waters with Pelican Adventures, just a 15 minute drive over the bridge from Fort Walton, they offer snorkeling excursions for up to 3 hours. Up to 30 passengers will be on-board and a snorkel instructor is available on and off the vessel for any questions or assistance that may be needed. Enjoy finding the undersea life, searching for dolphins, hunting for sea shells and snorkeling with their colorful tropical fish.

Pelican Adventures
315 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 650-3825

Article Written By Amanda Abernathy

Amanda Abernathy has written professionally since 1999. She specializes in writing about people, healthy living, fashion and travel and her feature articles have appeared in several nationally recognized publications. Abernathy studied communications at a Santa Barbara college.

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