Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating Okaloosa Island

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Okaloosa Island. Travellers 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-see attractions in the area. With a holiday 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 and fishing. Venture out of your cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Okaloosa Island

Travellers 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,856 holiday rentals near Okaloosa Island. From 6,874 Condos/Apartments to 1,410 Houses, find unique holiday homes 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 are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Okaloosa Island:

  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,311 holiday homes
  • Crystal Beach: 1,305 holiday homes
  • Seaspray: 1,345 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,851 holiday homes
  • Baytowne Wharf: 429 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Okaloosa Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Okaloosa Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 11,437 holiday rentals
  • Fort Walton Beach Park: 11,397 holiday rentals
  • Henderson Beach State Recreation Area: 2,914 holiday rentals
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: 11,434 holiday rentals
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone: 11,458 holiday 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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Okaloosa Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 6,874 Condos/Apartments in Okaloosa Island. Our other popular types of Okaloosa Island holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,410 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 324 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 65 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Okaloosa Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7,853 holiday homes with pool available in Okaloosa Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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