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“Nice parts and not so nice parts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Okaloosa Island

Okaloosa Island
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Type: Beaches, 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
“Nice parts and not so nice parts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Mostly we were satisfied with our stay on the island, we felt safe and all that. There were some good areas with basic shops and a few restaurants. Some areas seemed dodgy though with at least three "gentlemen's clubs" in the area that we counted. But we mostly stayed at our condo on the beach and went to the grocery store, went out for golf. There is a sort of main street with some local shops that looked sort of cute, but nothing that really peaked our interest.

Visited August 2013
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Navarre, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A nice compromise between beach and commercialism”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

I lived on Okaloosa Island in an apartment on the beach from '03-04. Lots of memories as a young 20somethung there. What I like about Okaloosa Island is that it offers more selection of restaurants than Navarre Beach but with fewer tourists and crowding than Destin. Destin is nearby so a an outing for shopping won't mean a long car ride. The beach is the same beautiful beach the emerald coast is known for with white soft sand and emerald green blue waters.

Visited September 2012
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Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Traffic was minimal compared to Destin. Beach wasn't too busy so made for a nice place to lay out. Lifeguards cautioned us about riptides. Glad they were around.

Visited August 2013
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Milton, Florida, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Linda C”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Beautiful-nice hotels-less traffic than staying on the strip.Lifeguards on the beach-very family oriented.

Visited August 2013
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“dolphin sightings from the pier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Save your money on dolphin tours and pay the $2 to walk out on the pier where there are plenty of dolphins to be seen-especially if you go all the way to the end.
Beach is average, there are nicer and cleaner ones in FL to enjoy. Shops are over priced and mainly just trinkets and beach supplies. Good place to go when you're staying in Fort Walton.

Visited August 2013
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