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Okaloosa Island

Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We're from Texas, so it doesn't take much beach to impress us, but Okaloosa Island had beautiful sand and nice surf. The only problem was with all the algae. We dubbed the greenery "sea boogers" because of how they looked. I'm still trying to get them out of my swimsuit. Otherwise? Just lovely.

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Booneville, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's peaceful and not as busy and big city like Destin. We travel to Destin to shop but love the calmness of Okaloosa.

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kansas city
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Okaloosa Island is fun and a little away from Destin, but we LOVED it here!! The beaches were not crowded and the water is equally as pretty here as in Destin. You will not be disappointed!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous beaches and powder white sand! The pier is amazing, we saw three or four dolphins and a GIANT sea turtle! Can't wait to go back!!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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