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Okaloosa island vs Orange Beach

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Okaloosa island vs Orange Beach

I will be visiting in June, there will be 4 adults and 4 kids (2 teens and 2 smaller kids). We have narrowed down our condo search to 2 units, 1 in Okaloosa island and one on Orange beach. Does anyone recommend one area over the other? Both units are beachfront and close in price. OB had a larger unit and is an hour closer for us since we will be driving while OI is further and smaller but from pictures the beach looks prettier. Is the beach in this area that much better? The water in OI looks clearer, is it really that different?

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1. Re: Okaloosa island vs Orange Beach

If you ask this question on the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach forum, their answers will be the opposite of mine. The water on the FL panhandle is much clearer than the AL gulf coast. We've stayed in both places and there's no comparison, in my opinion.

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2. Re: Okaloosa island vs Orange Beach

There is much more to do & more restaurant options in the FWB area.

What resort are you looking at, in FWB?

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