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“Fun for awhile, watch out for hooks!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Okaloosa Island Pier

Okaloosa Island Pier
1030 Miracle Strip Parkway East, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 244-1023
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Outdoors
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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fun for awhile, watch out for hooks!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

While staying on Okaloosa Island, we visited this Pier one evening to watch the people fishing and watch the sunset from afar. It was fun for awhile, a good stroll and saw a few guys catch a stingray and some smaller fish. But didn't feel to comfortable walking around too much with our 3 year old due to lots of foul language and flying hooks and poles. They would sort of watch out for you while casting, and we certainly tried to watch out for them, but mostly I felt we were invading on their territory.

Visited August 2013
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Hartland, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Found this on the last day of our trip!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a great time! Saw many dolphins, a sea turtle, a stingray, a jelly fish, those hilarious birds (great blue herons & pelicans) and tons of fish. One guy (later identified as a local named Rob, I think) caught 2 King Mackerels. All 6 of us caught fish. We were unprepared, so we had to buy a cooler & ice. We kept the blue runners and cooked them up that night. Yum! The sea turtle looked like he was getting along ok despite the fact he was missing half of his front left fin. I called the Tallahassee Sea Turtle rescue # to report this guy. Hope he's ok. The guy at the ticket booth was super nice and we became fast friends considering how many times we went back for bait, cooler, ice cream, etc! The kids found tons of sea shells! It was a great day. Wish we would've visited earlier in our vacation.

Visited August 2013
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Tullahoma, TN
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“Saw a huge sea turtle from the Pier!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Worth the walk...You can see lots of sea life from the pier. My son and husband saw a beautiful sea turtle while taking in the pier. You also can fish from the pier but we just like to watch the others!!

Visited August 2013
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FT WORTH TX
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“Ok for a walk and to try a little fishing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very smokey where you go to pay and employees looked and acted drunk. Otherwise your basic fishing pier

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Milton, Florida, United States
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“Linda C”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We love to wa.lk out on pier at night to see what fishermen are catching.The gentleman at the pay booth was very nice and told us what was biting.It is only$2.00 to walk out there and you can stay as long as you want.They have restrooms and snacks.

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