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Okaloosa Island

Fort Walton Beach, FL
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was a very beautiful condo! Well taken care of, cozy, & very enjoyable! We got married just outside the condo on the beach. Beautiful white sand. Wonderful memories!

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Southern Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family loves Okaloosa Island! It is less crowded and more laid back than Destin. Although it is lacking many of the activities in Destin, Destin is close enough to still enjoy those activities. We will continue to choose Okaloosa over Destin!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We just got back after spending a week on Okaloosa Island. This is our second stay and we absolutely loved it. Beautiful views of the gulf along with white, sandy beaches. It is less crowded than Destin and very peaceful. When we wanted to go to Destin, it is just a short drive over the bridge. It was very relaxing... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

No crowds, noise, congestion, trash, etc. - just a beautiful view from gorgeous white sandy beach. Family-friendly and close to attractions, shops, grocery. Feels like a residential area; not a tourist zone.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My family and I have vacationed here for many years. Quiet, family oriented beaches. Small less crowded area, but close enough to drive a short distance to do things. There are spectacular views of the gulf, and sound from the island.

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Macon, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's gorgeous!! Easy drive into Destin. Traffic can be busy - LONGEST stop lights ever. Perfect for beach combing - relaxing and enjoy the beach!!

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Ravenna, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our first family trip to Okaloosa Island. There are plenty of stores, hotels and adequate dining for a short trip. Right over the bridge from Destin but less traffic on the actual island. The weather didnt cooperate while we were there but we would definitely return in the future. The sand is beautiful! There was some June grass... More

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Houston, Texas
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49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The kids thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling on the bayside. The water was clear, the sand was white (perfect for building sandcastles) and you can walk and walk forever in waist deep water while watching the kite boarders.

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Blountville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

WARNING.....If you are going the smell on the beach is sickning...rotten dead fish all in water and beach...I would not recommend getting in Ocean, the smell is horrible, something called June grass everywhere. Read others reviews. Our last trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The sand looks like sugar on the beach, and the blue and green water is crystal clear. There is plenty of shopping, entertainment, and dining on the Island and nearby. Even though there are many commercial establishments in this area, the island is full of preserved nature. The protected sand dunes are beautiful. There is a strong law enforcement presence... More

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