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Okaloosa Island

Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Harrisonville, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Loved all the beach access, restaurants, etc. Not as crazy as Destin, but the traffic going to Destin ALL went through the island. Traffic is crazy there!

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Bon Aqua, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Water is clear and the traffic is bearable and most things are convenient to you. You can stay local or drive a very short distance (6-7 miles) to the busier Destin.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

When I Came Here Last Year The Beach Was Beautiful But Know It Has Alot Of Seaweed Or Whatever It Is But Is Green And Ugly From Far Away Its Looks Beautiful But When You Get Close You Can See That Dirty Green Stuff We Tried To Get Away From It By Going Far In The Water But It Was... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Let's just say I've been to better beaches. The only thing that struck me as disgusting was the fact of the "green grass" the beach smelled horrible.. I don't know how people were able to just lay there and smell that... The next time my husband and I come to the beach it will not be during June-July-- it'll definitely... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed in how this place has gone down hill in the past few years. Use to be awesome here and now everything seems to have moved to Destin or sand Destin. Even the water here inset as pretty as is use to be

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Marion
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

What a great place, we were there 6/28/14 to 7/4/14. We stayed at Gulf Shores Condos and found it to be very easy to get to and looked great. Got to our condo and very very nice! From the balcony the view was beautiful and the beach looked superb. Got settled in and went to the beach and then... Green... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been to Gulf Coast Beaches from Fort Meyers to Orange Beach. Normally, they're all beautiful. Fine, powdery, white clean sand. Crystal clear water with an aqua to emerald tint. I love watching minnows, dolphins, and schools of sting rays swim around me. But Ft. Walton and Okaloosa are famous for some sort of green kelp-like infestation each and every... More

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Shalimar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great family beach to go to. You can visit the bay side for mild surf and cool wind surfing. The ocean side is amazing! White sand, emerald water, and not overcrowded. If you are military, there is a dedicated beach owned by Eglin AFB. Great surf fishing too!

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Linton, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The most beautiful white sand beaches. So relaxing just setting looking at the water. Years ago I thought it odd to see someone just setting looking at the water for hours from their balcony, now as I get older I also enjoy just setting watching the gulf for hours, it's so relaxing.

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Delight, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have been going to Destin since 2007 and decided to go to OI because it was a little less expensive and it's the same water right? WRONG! We stayed 6/21-6/28 and the June grass was horrible. It made the water disgusting. It was crystal clear in Destin while we were there. Also our beach service was first come first... More

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