With sugar white beaches, emerald green water, a beach boardwalk, a pier and a variety of family entertainment, it’s no wonder Okaloosa Island is a popular vacation spot along Florida’s Emerald coast. This quiet stretch of beach, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, provides unlimited options for sunbathing, swimming, sailing, kayaking and parasailing.
Okaloosa Island is a Gulf front Barrier Island connected to Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida by bridges at each end of the island on US Highway 98. On the west end of Okaloosa Island, close to Fort Walton Beach, there are condos, resorts, restaurants and beach parks. Okaloosa Island provides a quaint feel since the condominium complexes are only seven stories or less, which means there are typically less people on the beach compared to higher-density areas with high rise towers.
Okaloosa Island provides a great selection of Gulf and Bay front State Parks allowing you to enjoy the beautiful coastal lifestyle. Parks include Marler Park, John Beasley Park, and the Gulf Island National Seashore.
Some of The Nathan Abbott Team’s favorite Okaloosa Island restaurants include Old Bay Steamer, Pranzo’s, Pandora’s Steak House, and Helen Back.
Okaloosa Island shopping consists mostly of beach shops, but only minutes away are Santa Rosa Mall, Uptown Station, and a collection of shops and restaurants on Miracle Strip Parkway just over the bridge in Fort Walton Beach.
The Nathan Abbott Team’s Top Condominium Picks on Okaloosa Island
Top Okaloosa Island Condominium Communities
1. Bella Riva – View available units at Bella Riva
One of Okaloosa Island’s newest resort condominiums that features private balconies, a beachside pool and hot tub, private boardwalk, fitness facility and lush landscaping.
2. Waters Edge – View available units at Waters Edge
Mid-rise resort featuring 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, all with gulf vistas and 4th floor views of Santa Rosa Sound. Luxury units with bunk rooms and incredible upgrades. Amenities include a huge 5,000 sq. ft. gulf-side pool, exercise room and covered parking.
3. Island Princess – View available units at Island Princess
Luxurious seven-story condominium resort with beautifully decorated 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units. Amenities include washer/dryer, large balconies, gulf-side heated pool, and fitness room.
4. Gulf Dunes – View available units at Gulf Dunes
Two building, six-story complex offering 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units with private balconies, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, two beachside pools, a lighted tennis court and barbecue grills.
5. Azure – View available units at Azure
One of Okaloosa Island’s newest properties featuring 3 and 4-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling patio doors, spacious balconies, whirlpool tubs and top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances, two large pools, a spray park, exercise room and large boardwalk.
6. Summer Place – View available units at Summer Place
Mid-rise condominium resort featuring 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units, all with living room and master bedroom facing the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include large private balconies, cultured marble tubs, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer units, two gulf-side swimming pools, spa, fitness center and private gated parking.
7. Waterscape – View available units at Waterscape
Luxurious U-shaped condominium featuring three swimming pools, waterfall, lazy river, split-level courtyard with two hot tubs, barbecue grills, trellis-covered tables, and children’s playground. Units feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows.
8. Marler Park – Ross Marler Park provides boating, swimming and fishing access to the Choctawhatchee Bay.
9. Emerald Coast Convention Center – A place to host trade shows, conventions, regional association meetings and private social events.
10. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park – Daily shows, animal chats, animal exhibits, and interactive animal encounters.
12. Fort Walton Beach Park
13. Beasley Park – This park has 2 large pavilions, 12 picnic tables, an octagonal platform, restrooms with changing rooms and 208 parking spaces.
If you are interested in purchasing real estate on Okaloosa Island, the Nathan Abbott Team is here to guide the way. View available Gulf front properties listed on Okaloosa Island or contact our Buyer Specialists at 850-812-3261 to schedule a consultation.