Okaloosa Island


Okaloosa Island is a tranquil oasis and a true hidden gem, nestled along the Gulf Coast of Florida and just a short drive from Destin (over the Marler Memorial Bridge). With its pristine beaches, charming boardwalk, and array of attractions, Okaloosa Island offers a perfect retreat for vacationers seeking sun, sand, and relaxation. Protected by our local wildlife conservation authorities, you can see birds, sea turtles and marine life here that you would rarely see elsewhere. 

Okaloosa Island boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Destin area, with sugar-white sands and crystal-clear waters inviting visitors to unwind and soak up the sun. Whether you're lounging on the shore, swimming in the emerald-green waves, or building sandcastles with the kids, the beach here provides endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. Take a hike off 98 through the Snow White dunes, where permitted, and see this incredible beauty for yourself.

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of outdoor activities available on Okaloosa Island. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, or cast a line and try your luck fishing off the pier. For those seeking thrills, parasailing and jet skiing are popular options for experiencing the coastline from a different perspective.

Stroll along the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk and immerse yourself in the laid-back coastal vibe. Browse local shops for souvenirs or simply enjoy the stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico as you meander along the wooden walkway. After a day of adventure, satisfy your hunger at one of Okaloosa Island's many restaurants and eateries. From fresh seafood and beach side cafes to casual diners and upscale dining establishments, there's something to please every palate. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the local flavors and enjoy a taste of Gulf Coast cuisine.