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Destin West Beach and Bay Resort is located on Okaloosa Island, just south of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The area has an abundant amount of things to do, and there are activities for everyone during your Emerald Coast vacation.

Okaloosa Island is known for its white sugar sand beaches, emerald green waters, and countless attractions for kids and adults alike. Okaloosa Vacation rentals offer the ideal launchpad to explore everything this area has to offer.

Tucked along the Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Okaloosa Island is chock full of aquatic activities, like deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, cycleboating, and more. 

Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Okaloosa Island Restaurants

Don’t forget to explore the area’s food scene, especially the famous Boardwalk. Local favorite restaurants include Rockin TacosFloyds Shrimp House, Al’s Beach Club and Burger Bar, Old Bay Steamer, and Asiago’s Skillet.

Things to do in Okaloosa Island

Wild Willie’s Adventure Zone and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park are both great options for anyone needing some time away from the sand. Wild Willie’s is a must visit for any dinosaur-loving family as it’s the largest family entertainment center in Northwest Florida. It features plenty of indoor entertainment, including an arcade, laser maze, 4D movie theater, and more.

The Gulfarium Adventure Park is part educational and part entertainment where you can swim with the dolphins, snorkel with stingrays, or learn about sea turtles, gators, or penguins.

Okaloosa Island boardwalk has plenty to do as well, including a lot of shopping options. Kitty Hawk Kites, Islanders Coastal Outfitters, Surfside Outfitters, Coastal Currents, and Tropical Trends are all local favorites. Throughout the summer you can catch fireworks shows off the Okaloosa Island boardwalk

There’s always something new to discover in Okaloosa Island. You can be within easy access of it all from our Destin West vacation rentals. If you are looking to start planning your vacation activities visit our TripShock page to see all of the area's amazing options. 

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