My favorite beaches! Okaloosa Island has a lot to offer. The Pier is the perfect place to fish and see the marine life below. The Boardwalk offers shops, pavilions, restaurants, sports bars, beach volleyball, playground, and a large beach area with a lifeguard. The water is warm and shallow for some distance, making it perfect for swimming and wading. On the other side of the pier is the Gulfarium. It's all within walking distance to several hotels and condos. Dolphins can be seen swimming up and down the shoreline and sunrises and sunsets are just breath-taking. It's my favorite place to vacation!