Okaloosa Island's Friendly, Beach Life Attracts Gulf Coast Home Buyers

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 1:53pm.


Rated the No. 1 Fort Walton Beach attraction by Trip Advisor, Okaloosa Island is a quiet, family-friendly paradise tucked away between Fort Walton Beach and Destin on Florida’s scenic Gulf Coast. Okaloosa is where people go to relax, slow down, kick back and enjoy special times with family and friends. On Okaloosa Island, the soft, sugar-sand beaches are not crowded. The water is a glorious clear emerald green, and the frequent dolphin sightings are “amazing.”


Isolated from the mainland by the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay and Intercostal Waterway, Okaloosa Island, which is actually part of Fort Walton Beach [http://www.destinrealestatesales.com/idx/search.html?submit=true&search_submit=true&search_by=area&area%5B%5D=12&idx=detached-single-family&minimum_price=&maximum_price=&minimum_bedrooms=&minimum_bathrooms=&minimum_sqft=&minimum_acres=&minimum_year=&search_submit=Search&search_title=, is a quiet, sandy barrier island that is accessible only by bridge or boat.


One visit to Okaloosa Island is never enough. The friendly people, beautiful beach, delightful pier and boardwalk, delightful activities, fabulous restaurants, charming beach shops, and wonderful nightlife draw vacationers back to Okaloosa year after year. Many Okaloosa residents are former vacationers who were so charmed by the island’s tropical beauty and relaxed beach lifestyle that they invested in Gulf Coast vacation homes [http://www.gulfcoastrealestatesales.com/idx/search.html?search_city=Fort+Walton+Beach&maximum_price=&minimum_bathrooms=0&minimum_bedrooms=0&submit=true&qs_submit= ] on the island or in nearby Destin or Fort Walton Beach. Buying a vacation home or condominium on Florida’s scenic Gulf Coast provides families with years of memorable vacations and a comfortable place to retire to when they are ready to slow down and relax.


Protected dunes and long, sandy beaches that open onto the Gulf of Mexico line the west-end of Okaloosa Island. The jetty rocks on the west end provide excellent snorkeling. The best surfing and boarding is off the Okaloosa Pier in the island’s center. Here you’ll also find the Gulfarium (Gulf Coast Sea World), water sport rentals, tourist attractions, restaurants, nightlife, a grocery and other services.



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