Outdoor Recreation



The Beachside Outdoor Recreation Center is located across from Hurlburt Field's main gate, adjacent to the Soundside housing area. Outdoor Recreation oversees an array of activities, these are: The Marina, Famcamp, Paintball, Rifle and Pistol Club, Dive Shop, Aquatic Center, Picnic grounds, Community Park Pavilions, Beachside Pagodas, RV storage lots, Boat Towing Service, Specialized Trips and Classes.

For your convenience we also have an extended list of rentals. Our rentals include, camping equipment, one and two-person kayaks, canoes, hobie cat sailboats, motorized watercraft, water sports equipment, grills, trailers and A-frame pop up campers. Please refer to our brochure for a complete listing of items. A $25.00 fee is needed to reserve our boats. There is a 72 hour cancellation fee.

A NASBLA certified boating safety course is required for all motorized watercraft. This requirement is a two portion series. The first portion must be completed on line at http://boatus.org/onlinecourse/Florida.asp. You will need to take the general boating course. After, please take the test following the informational course; print a copy of the certificate indicating you have passed the course. You must then present that certificate to any ODR staff, any day during hours of operation. For your convenience, our card is also accepted at Eglin and Destin Army Rec. The service is complimentary to all DoD ID-cardholders and no appointment is necessary.

Additionally, if you are looking for something special for your next squadron picnic, family reunion, beachside wedding or retirement party. Restrictions do apply and reservations are required, please contact us directly for specific details.