About The Island

Business, pleasure, or a little of both, Okaloosa Island has got you covered! Millions of visitors head to Okaloosa Island each year for its laid-back beach atmosphere, dining, and variety of things to do. Come see why more and more travelers choose Okaloosa Island as their #1 beach destination!

about okaloosa island floridaCome by air, sea, or land to this slice of paradise on the Emerald Coast! With the Brooks Bridge to the west, and Marler Bridge to the east, Okaloosa Island is a true barrier island. There is so much about Okaloosa Island Florida that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Upon entering the island, find yourself immediately submerged in beach culture. Souvenir shops and high rise condos are first to catch your eye, but continue to the heart of the island to find Fort Walton Beach’s top tourist destination, the Boardwalk of Okaloosa. No matter where you wander on the island, you’ll be met with excitement and a one-of-a-kind culture.

Planning an event or vacation on the Emerald Coast? Learn more about Okaloosa Island, Florida including points of interest, dining, and things to do right here on OkaloosaIsland.com!

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The Lobster Tail to Open at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

By: Misty Rae Ruthrauff, Saltwater Restaurants, Inc Fort Walton Beach, FL: The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island welcomes the newest addition to Fort Walton Beach, the Lobster Tail. The restaurant will celebrate its grand opening to the public on March 1st and welcomes the community to dive in on all-things lobster. Lobster Tail will offer casual dining with a variety of …

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5 Quick Tips to Know for Sea Turtle Season in Florida

Sea turtle season in Florida attracts thousands of turtles to the beaches of the Emerald Coast. Interested in getting an up-close view of adult sea turtles, their nests, eggs, and darling babies? You better read our 5 Quick Tips to Know for Sea Turtle Season in Florida! 5 Quick Tips to Know for Sea Turtle Season in Florida… 1. When …

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Is Parasailing the Ultimate Beach Activity?

Parasailing is an age-old tradition here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This extreme activity offers breathtaking sights, unmatched thrills, and can even be enjoyed right along with your friends and family! Whether enjoying a day of high-flying happiness in Panama City Beach, or Fort Walton Beach parasailing above the emerald green waters, parasail is a must-try activity during vacation. …

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