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Okaloosa IslandUnited States of America

The perfect place for a romantic getaway or a family weekend retreat, this is an unforgettable shoreline delight.

When you first arrive in Okaloosa, remove your shoes and walk on the white beach sands. Stare out over bright blue water and the endless horizon. You will know instantly why people regularly escape cities to relax here with their families. Arrive ready to swim and stay for a peaceful nap on the uncrowded beach.

Play a round of beach volleyball on delightfully clean and soft sand. Hug a dolphin or make friends with a sea lion at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Pick up speed on a rented Jet Ski from Fudpucker’s Water Sports. Whatever you usually do at the beach, Okaloosa will have it ready for you.

Meander back and forth along the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk. Set behind the mass of sunbathers on the shore, this walkway is filled with dining spots. Find fresh seafood, including abundant preparations of crab and shrimp.

Watch a bull buck off a cowboy at the Bulls on the Beach Rock n’ Roll Rodeo. Listen to a nationally renowned band play a show at The Swamp concert venue. Embark on the Boardwalk Beer Tour. The consolidated Okaloosa Island Boardwalk makes it convenient to wander from something you love to something that’s new.

Spend a quiet afternoon on the dock watching the tide and casting a line at the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Rent a fishing pole and buy tackle and bait on the pier or bring your own equipment. Catches from this pier can get quite large, so be ready to deal with lots of fish.

Continue driving along the coast or sleep here for a night. Rent a vacation home facing the ocean, stay at a beach resort right on the water or find a hotel in nearby Fort Walton Beach. Get around on foot.

If you stay in Okaloosa for a few nights, you’ll be in good company. You may end up part of the group of people who return here every year for generations.

Top Hotels in Okaloosa Island

The Island by Hotel RL
The Island by Hotel RL
3.5 out of 5
Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Nestled on the beach, this Fort Walton Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Wayside Park, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and Emerald Coast Convention ...

3.8/5Good! (1,580 reviews)

"The location was great! Just a short drive away to Destin. It was quiet. My only complaint was that my particular room was a little run down and each night my husband and I tried to go sit in a hot tub, we were unable because a group of younger adults brought coolers and food and took up the entire ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

The Island by Hotel RL
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4000 S Sandestin Blvd, Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach, FL
The price is $191 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Nestled on the beach, this Miramar Beach resort is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Grand Boulevard Town Center and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Topsail ...

4.3/5Excellent! (964 reviews)

"Loved the location and cleanliness of the property. Also plenty to do for the family."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
4 out of 5
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach, FL
The price is $149 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

This family-friendly Miramar Beach condo resort is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Grand Boulevard Town Center and Silver Sands Premium Outlets. ...

3.9/5Good! (2,341 reviews)

"The location of the Room was excellent! The room size was wonderful! We enjoy all the amenities available at Sandestin! Everytime we stay, we find a new area to explore!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Okaloosa Island

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
4 out of 5
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach, FL
The price is $149 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

This family-friendly Miramar Beach condo resort is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Grand Boulevard Town Center and Silver Sands Premium Outlets. ...

3.9/5Good! (2,341 reviews)

"The location of the Room was excellent! The room size was wonderful! We enjoy all the amenities available at Sandestin! Everytime we stay, we find a new area to explore!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Club Destin
Club Destin
3 out of 5
1085 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL
The price is $79 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in the heart of Destin, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of The Track Family Recreation Center and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. ...

3.8/5Good! (397 reviews)

"Perfect location for everything!! Private Beach access across the street, golf and restaurants minutes away. You are required to rent chairs and umbrella to be able to use the dry beach if you use the private access, otherwise you have to stay in the wet sand areas only. However there’s a public ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Club Destin
Embarc Sandestin
Embarc Sandestin
3 out of 5
8626 Baytowne Ave., West, Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach, FL
The price is $125 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly condo resort is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Grand Boulevard Town Center and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Silver Sands Premium Outlets. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (628 reviews)
Beautiful resort

"Great place outside the hustle and bustle of Destin proper. All the great amenities needed, staff was professional and polite. Loved it will be back"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Embarc Sandestin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Okaloosa Island

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

4.5/5(240 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, a favorite attraction in Fort Walton Beach. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its seafood restaurants.

Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
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Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

4.5/5(224 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Fort Walton Beach with a stop at Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or attend a sporting event.

Fort Walton Beach Park
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Fort Walton Beach Park

4.5/5(156 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Fort Walton Beach Park, a lovely green space in Fort Walton Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Okaloosa Island Pier
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Okaloosa Island Pier

4.5/5(118 reviews)

Find out about the history of Fort Walton Beach when you take a trip to Okaloosa Island Pier. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
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Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

4/5(55 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Wild Willy's Adventure Zone during your stay in Fort Walton Beach. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Okaloosa Island Beach
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Okaloosa Island Beach

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Okaloosa Island Beach during your trip to Fort Walton Beach - Destin?

Top things to do in Okaloosa Island

Destin Harbor Dolphin Tour
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Destin Harbor Dolphin Tour

$30
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Crab Island 10 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals
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Crab Island 10 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals

$201
Per adult
Destin Inshore Fishing
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Destin Inshore Fishing

$575
Per adult
Crab Island 12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals
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Crab Island 12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals

$212
Per adult
2 Hour Guided Paddle Board Tour - Joe’s Bayou
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2 Hour Guided Paddle Board Tour - Joe’s Bayou

$70
Per adult
Surf Lessons in Okaloosa Island with Professional Instructor
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Surf Lessons in Okaloosa Island with Professional Instructor

$80
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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