Gulf Islands National Sea Shore

This Public Access is Okaloosa Island's only sanctioned bay-side public access! Loved for its natural setting and less-crowded beach experience, the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore beach is a favorite of nature lovers!

Located on the north side of Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island’s bay-side coast, the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore beach offers shallow waters for swimming, and natural landscapes for a scenic backdrop.

Gulf Islands National Sea Shore Beach is a national Park and local landmark. Easily accessible to the public, this beach offers multiple amenities including a boat ramp and a large free parking lot. Although the beach itself is smaller, the calm, shallow waters make swimming and searching for marine life safer and more simple, especially for small children!


  • Single-Axle Trailer Boat Ramp
  • Grass-covered Beach Path
  • Grills
  • Public Restrooms
  • Shower
  • Picnic Tables
  • Parking

  • Public Parking Spaces
  • Enter from Westbound US Hwy 98
  • Additional Info

    Location: Gulf National Sea Shore Drive, Okaloosa Island, FL 32548
    Hours: Open 24 Hours
    Public: Yes