Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating Okaloosa Island

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Okaloosa Island. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, island views and seaside. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Okaloosa Island

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Okaloosa Island for its dolphin viewing opportunities and fishing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Okaloosa Island has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Shalimar Pointe Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Okaloosa Island

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Okaloosa Island

Travelers love Okaloosa Island for its island views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Okaloosa Island is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • John Beasley Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Liza Jackson Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Henderson Beach State Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • James Lee Park (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Okaloosa Island

Fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Okaloosa Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 9,078 house rentals near Okaloosa Island. From 7,069 Condos/Apartments to 1,417 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Okaloosa Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Okaloosa Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Okaloosa Island:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,316 vacation rentals
  • Holiday Isle: 1,962 vacation rentals
  • Frangista Beach: 2,984 vacation rentals
  • Seaspray: 1,410 vacation rentals
  • Baytowne Wharf: 429 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Okaloosa Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Okaloosa Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 11,793 home rentals
  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 11,805 home rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,739 home rentals
  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island: 11,806 home rentals
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: 11,847 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Okaloosa Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Okaloosa Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 7,069 Condos/Apartments in Okaloosa Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Okaloosa Island include:

  • Houses: 1,417 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 331 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 64 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Okaloosa Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8,113 vacation homes with pool available in Okaloosa Island.

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