Fort Walton Beach - With pristine sand dunes and aqua-blue waters as the backdrop, attractions such as dolphin shows at the Gulfarium and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival make Fort Walton Beach a popular destination for family vacations on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a historic landmark. Located at the eastern end of Bogue Banks, one of a series of barrier islands along the North Carolina coast, the park is surrounded on three sides by water—the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore salt marshes and estuaries vital to the coastal ecosystem. The park is also home to a Civil War fort.