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Okaloosa Island

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Address: Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Yearly family retreat

We visit the island every year great family atmosphere for children of all ages. Area is very clean and we'll maintained. Locals are very hospitable. Would recommend this area to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Booked this trip five months ago expecting to have a smooth visit. Well this has been one of the biggest messes. We arrived Friday the 15th to a room with no air conditioning and as you may know Florida is hot in May, so southern resorts moved us upstairs for the night but with two small children going back and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit the island every year great family atmosphere for children of all ages. Area is very clean and we'll maintained. Locals are very hospitable. Would recommend this area to anyone for a family vacation.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very family friendly beach with plenty of parking and public access beach. No.t so many resorts as Destin, so a lot more room for our own chairs and umbrellas

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Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We came for the car show and of course to enjoy the beach. It's a nice area with lots to do and eat. Enjoyed the beach - easy to access and no stress with parking (with exception of the Car Show time but that's understandable.) We plan to return this summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Went on Mothers day weekend for vacation,, Weather was perfect, beaches not crowded, just a clean , well kept part of the panhandle..Very relaxed, not much traffic and very close to Destin..We will definitely be back!!

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Arab, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Hubby and I came to okaloosa island for my college graduation trip and we LOVE it here! We've both been to Destin/fort Walton and we agree that okaloosa is the place to be! It's so clean and secluded. The beaches have lovely white sand. It's our new favorite spot on the emerald coast. We love it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous! White sand, very clean, and crystal clear waters!!! The area is also very nice... restaurants, shops and a Publix near by!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The sandy beaches here are amazing. The crowd tends to be a bit less rowdy during most of the season; with peaks of large crowds heralding from Southern states. But, mostly the beaches are populated with family groups. The white sand against an azure blue-green backdrop provides for a much desired environment. I find the emerald coast beaches to be... More 

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Mount Vernon, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful clean beach. Mush less crowded than Destin. Love the fact that they limit height of buildings. Great place to walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautiful white-sand beaches. Warm, clear-green water with medium-sized waves. Neon-lit strip clubs, tattoo parlors, theme restaurants, and water parks. There is no mistaking this beautiful little corner of God's creation for Martha's Vineyard, nor for the Florida Keys. Like a beachfront casino, this throbbing neon gonad of America is a playground of distractions, where you can move from the all-you-can-eat... More 

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