The Best Things to Do on Okaloosa Island

If you're looking for a fun family vacation spot, Okaloosa Island, Florida, should definitely be on your list. This beautiful island has so much to offer, from stunning beaches to plenty of activities for the whole family. Discover the charm of Okaloosa Island, FL, where white-sand beaches meet emerald waters, and adventure awaits at every turn. Seaspray Condominiums offers beautiful vacation rentals and is your guide to the best this coastal paradise has to offer. Plan your dream vacation with our curated list of top things to do, ensuring your trip is filled with family-friendly fun, delectable dining, fantastic shopping, and thrilling beach and water activities.

Here are just a few highlights of great things to do in Okaloosa Island that are close to our vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Family-Friendly Activities on Okaloosa Island: 

Whether your family enjoys spending time outside hitting balls or learning about history and wildlife, there are plenty of family-friendly activities on Okaloosa Island and nearby Destin, Florida.

The Best Food near Okaloosa, Florida 

If you are looking for good places to eat near Okaloosa Island, you will be welcomed by big servings of fresh, Florida shrimp, friendly customer service, and memorable views of the water. 

  • The Gulf Restaurant on Okaloosa Island serves a seasonal menu based on locally sourced seafood. 
  • Fudpucker's Restaurant is the only restaurant we know of where you can eat Blackened Mahi Mahi and take a picture with a live gator after dinner! 
  • If you are looking to go back in time, Magnolia Grill serves an upscale lunch and dinner menu in their 1910 catalog home brimming with stories to tell and good times to be had. 
  • Pino Gelato is the perfect way to cap off your day with an authentic Italian treat. Cool down after a day in the Florida sun.

Shopping Near Okaloosa Island

If you're in the mood for some shopping, you can head to the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, where you'll find plenty of shops and boutiques. You can also check out the Destin Commons, an outdoor shopping center with a wide variety of stores.

  • Destin Commons is home to dozens of boutiques, national brands, and everything in. 
  • The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island is home to great stores like Surfside Outfitters, Islanders, Coastal Currents, and more ocean themed gift shops and specialty stores. 

Beach Water Activities 

The beaches on Okaloosa Island are absolutely stunning, with crystal-clear water and white sand. There are plenty of water activities to enjoy as well, such as: 

  • Take a day trip to Crab Island, a local sandbar that is a popular spot for kayakers, boaters, and paddleboarders to visit for a relaxing, sunny day. 
  • Okaloosa is home to several artificial reefs that you can take advantage of seeing by snorkeling
  • Enjoy watching the dolphins on a daytime dolphin cruise or see the ocean on a glass bottom boat when you check out the dozens of boat captains offering trips on the beautiful Florida waters. 
  • Parasailing: Discover high-flying thrills with an Okaloosa Island parasailing adventure. Pelican Adventures is just one of the local adventure experts.

  • Paddleboarding (SUP): Get up close and personal with nature and find quiet time for relaxation. SUP Express is one of several trusted paddle board rental companies serving our area.

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier: 

Whether you're an experienced angler or are just looking to enjoy seeing local wildlife, the 1,200+ ft. Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier is a must visit while you are on Okaloosa Island. Flew into the area and did not bring your rods and reels? Rent fishing equipment right on the pier for your chance to reel in a Red Drum, Bonito, King Mackerel, or Pompano. 

Plan Your Perfect Stay with Seaspray Condos

You are invited to make the most of your Okaloosa Island experience with the things that matter most to you. Our beachfront condos offer stunning views and a comfortable & convenient home base for your vacation. With so many things to do in Okaloosa Island, you will need a centrally located vacation rental! Whether you're seeking family fun, romantic getaways, or a solo adventure, Seaspray Condos ensures your stay is as unforgettable as the destination itself.

Book your stay with Seaspray Condominiums today, and let the adventure begin!