Okaloosa Beach sits on a tiny island, just across the water from Fort Walton and a stone’s throw along the coast from Destin.
The beach here’s a portrait of paradise - the pristine sand is as icy-white as you’re likely to find in the sunshine state, and there’s a handful of watersports on offer in the crystal clear waters.
Unlike many of Florida’s east coast beaches, surfing isn’t a huge draw on the Gulf Coast, so despite the beach getting pretty packed in peak season, you won’t find yourself dodging too many surfboards.
Perhaps the most popular pastime among the visitors to this beach is fishing. There’s a 1,200ft pier that stretches out into the water, and equipment can be hired if you fancy giving it a go. There are all sorts of fish lurking in these parts, including tuna, king mackerel and jack crevalle.
And if you prefer to just eat your dinner rather than catch it, there’s a whole host of eateries on the island’s boardwalk. And of course, fish is one of the biggest staples.
There’s a handful of gift and surf shops too, but really, this place is all about the powdery white sands and clear waters.
And to keep everyone safe, there are a few rules that are strictly followed, including no glass, no vehicles, and no animals on the beach.
Dog ban in force
- Good fishing
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