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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Water Sound, Florida your home away from home

The beaches of South Walton, including Water Sound, are a series of small waterfront communities which line the white quartz sandy beaches of Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. Offering charming places in which to relax and unwind, the area is known for its world class sports fishing. The calm Gulf waters are perfect for swimming, jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking or taking a boat trip. Much of the inland area around Water Sound is preserved through state parks and forests. Great seafood and fish restaurants can be found here, along with a thriving arts and crafts community.

Things to do in Water Sound, Florida

Eating Out

Each small waterfront community offers a host of pleasant fish shacks and restaurants making it a pleasure to dine here, whatever your budget. Many bars and seafood restaurants have tables outdoors overlooking the Gulf where you can watch the sunset over a beer, a cocktail or a romantic dinner for two. Beaches

The Panhandle of Florida is well known for its endless flat sandy beaches edged by sand dunes and sea oats. It is the perfect place to work on your tan, read a book and relax completely. The more energetic visitors can hire jet skis and boats to explore the area, take surfing lessons or go fishing. Watersports such as windsurfing are also popular. Golf

With 207 holes of challenging golf in a beautiful unspoiled environment, golf lovers will thoroughly enjoy their vacation in Water Sound. Discover Emerald Bay Golf Club on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay or head for Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club. Windswept Dunes Golf Club boasts the longest course in Florida at 7,607 yards.

Places to visit near Water Sound, Florida Camp Helen State Park

Bordered by Panama City beach and Lake Powell, one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida, this state park offers the perfect spot for swimming, beachcombing, wildlife, bird watching, hiking and fishing.

US Air Force Museum

Those with an interest in military history will find this Armaments Museum offers a fascinating day out at Eglin Air Force Base. With exhibits from World War 1 to the present day, this amazing attraction has free admission. Gulfarium

The Gulfarium at Fort Walton Beach is within easy reach from your Water Sound vacation villa. The aquarium attraction is home to over 200 marine mammals, fish and reptiles. It also puts on some excellent dolphin shows.

Weather in Water Sound, Florida

The beaches along the Panhandle of Florida enjoy year round sunshine and warm temperatures. Average daytime highs are 70°F (21°C) in the winter and a hot and sticky 92°F (33°C) in July although the sea breezes make it more pleasant. Hurricanes occasionally affect the area in late summer.

Travel to Water Sound, Florida

The closest main airport to your vacation rental in Water Sound is Mobile Regional airport in Alabama. It is approximately 120 miles away. Other airports that service the beaches of South Walton are the Okaloosa County Air Terminal in Fort Walton Beach, the Panama City International Airport and the Pensacola Regional Airport

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