The historic community of Point Washington, Florida is north of Highway 98 and runs along the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay. It is approximately 23 miles east of Destin and 27 miles west of Panama City Beach in Northwest Florida.
Point Washington State Forest spans both north and south of Highway 98, just over 15,000 acres. Access to Point Washington State Forest is available at 9 designatred public entrance points. The state forest is available for the public for various types of natural-resourse based outdoor recreation. The forest offers more than 10 miles of trails for off-road bicycling and hiking and offers fantastic hunting. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regultates the hunting season and game limits on the forest.
Point Washington is also home to the Eden Gardens State Park. There are stunning gardens of flower plants, moss-draped mature oak trees, reflecting ponds all surround the historic Wesley Mansion, which was built in 1895 by William Henry Wesley. The park hosts guided tours of the mansion but is also a great spot for family pictures or weddings.