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Address: Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Beautiful sand and quiet island

This was my first visit to Okaloosa Island. The sand was so wonderful! Unfortunately there were lots of jellies while we were there, but the water still too cold for me to get in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Rockwall, Texas
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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Okaloosa Island. The sand was so wonderful! Unfortunately there were lots of jellies while we were there, but the water still too cold for me to get in anyway. I have visited Panama City Beach (which is way too crowded and rowdy in spring) several times over the years and Pensacola Beach several times.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Okaloosa Island for about 6 summers now and always thoroughly enjoy it. The beaches are very nice, not Destin nice, but close and not nearly as crowded and "touristy." Its also a great location for getting to everything in the area, and has many good restaurants around to enjoy the night at. Avoid the crowds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have stayed on Okaloosa Island for twelve winters now and consider it our own private Eden. It has the Gulfarium, many restaurants, kids activities, and now Joe and Eddies restaurant. The beach with its white sand and emerald water is unmatched in the world.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a review on here that was deleted for some reason. However, I was involved in an car accident, where a local ran a red light and hit me, and did $ 11,000 dollars worth of damage to my truck. The Ft. Walton P.D looked at the video, but couldn't see who was at fault. The P.D came back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great Beach. We traveled from Atlanta. Not too crowed, friendly ppl, kid friendly. Mission was for kids to relax and play till their heart was content. Mission accomplished!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Great View and if you go there about 5 in the evening you can see the Dolphins Swimming in land it's Awesome. You must check out the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a great time building sand castles here with our small children ages 3 and 6. The beach is peacefull and quiet.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Beautiful beaches, clean area, many restaurants with local seafood specials, great sunsets. A great place for a family vacation. Limited seashells on the beach but great sunrises and sunsets for picture taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This beach was beautiful and my family had an amazing time. My daughter especially liked collecting shells. We had not found any in Destin. This Beach was full of families closer to the pier, and less crowded further from the pier. The only thing I take away from this was there was a little trash, saw some cigarette butts in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We arrived between the spring break crowds. The beach is very clean and the water is emerald in color but very clear.

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