We love Seaspray Condos.
This is the perfect place right on the beach for a larger family like ours. The condos are a 2-3 level town homes with variety of rooms and bathrooms. They all have full kitchen, internet and patio so there is no need to go out to dine and spend a lot of money. Their rates are great and they even offer monthly rates. The buildings are about 20-30 years old but many of the units are remodeled and nicely furnished. I believe the complex used to be Army barracks so when Seaspray bought the complex it came with a private beach in front as well. This means that the beach is not packed! Right next door is a resort (Ramada I believe) and their strip of beach is always over crowded. They also have a great big heated pool which is well maintained and clean. You can rent a grill, chairs, umbrellas and they also have laundry room (coin).
We stayed at Seaspray 4 times already and we always had a great time and there is plenty of things to do in the area. The Pier is with many bars and restaurants is just a 5-10 min walk on the beach as well as the Gulfarium and Destin is about 5-10 minute drive. One other thing. Seaspray is the last complex to the east of Fort Walton Beach and there is nothing but a few miles of sand dunes to the east before you get to Destin Harbor.