What are the goals for your vacation? Delicious food, great shopping, and one-of-a-kind experiences? Look no further than The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island! A quick drive from The Breakers at Fort Walton Beach, The Boardwalk sits on the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico for fantastic views as you take in the activities all around you. Spent all day in the sand? Don’t worry, all wardrobes are welcome in this beach community. There’s a little something for everyone here!
How Hungry Are You?
Every one of the six different restaurants at The Boardwalk uses fresh ingredients and makes quality treats for both casual and fine dining.
Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar makes authentic local Mexican meals including fresh margaritas and a late-night taco menu! Outdoor pool tables and a DJ make Rockin Tacos a perfect evening hot spot. The Crab Trap Seafood & Oyster Bar is a popular lunch or dinner spot for both visitors and locals. Crab Trap also gives your kids the option of a specially designed menu for them to take home as a keepsake. Lobster Tail is a casual spot with delicious lobster & seafood dishes at reasonable prices, with people-pleasing items on the menu like their sweet-tea brined fried chicken. Floyd’s Shrimp House is your place for fresh shrimp and other great seafood with your family. Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar offers yummy burgers and shakes, plus a great selection of craft beers with live entertainment. When you’re ready for dessert, Pino Gelato serves multiple flavors of authentic Italian gelato with a smile.
Can’t Wait to Shop?
The Boardwalk is the perfect location to find beachside vacation treasures. Many local islanders have created stores like Coastal Currents, Kitty Hawk Kites, Surfside Outfitters, Islander Coastal Outfitters, and Tropical Trends. These shops all sell coastal and outdoor accessories, gear, and apparel for men and women.
Nearby Attractions to Discover and Explore
Time spent at the Boardwalk is bound to be fun for the entire family or whoever you may be traveling to Fort Walton Beach alongside. Filled with exciting activities to enjoy, shops to explore, and restaurants to savor, there’s no shortage of options for entertainment in this area to take advantage of. That said, many travelers who put a trip to the Boardwalk on their itinerary also pair this excursion with stops at other nearby destinations as well. The Boardwalk is conveniently located near several of the area’s highlight attractions making a day filled with unforgettable moments easier than ever to access. Some of the most appealing destinations to pair your trip to The Boardwalk with include the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone!
The Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier is a great place to start your Boardwalk visit day when you’re up for beginning adventures in the early morning hours. Grab a fishing line and head this way alongside the sunrise to make the most of some beautiful views and cast a line with a side of tranquility intact. If you’re not as excited to miss out on sleeping in, start your day later and pair your Boardwalk adventures with a leisurely stroll down the pier. During the afternoon, this space comes to life with vibrant visitors making the most of the nearby shops, sights, and time on the sand below. It’s just as fun to be a part of the action as it is to sit back and people-watch for a while.
Those looking forward to including encounters with amazing marine animals in their lineup of activities for the day will be thrilled with a stop at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Since opening in 1955, this stop has been offering guests a chance to learn more about marine conservation while getting up close to incredible creatures such as sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, dolphins, penguins, and beyond!
When adrenaline-pumping fun is more your style, making your way to Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone after time at The Boardwalk is sure to be a highlight of your adventure. Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone hosts everything from mini-golf courses and arcades to go-karts, roller coasters and more to be enjoyed alongside the entire family. Don’t be surprised if you end up lingering here longer than you originally planned. With fun for visitors of all ages easily accessible, this stop is a great place to spend time exploring and enjoying the many options.
You Will Be Entertained at The Boardwalk!
The Boardwalk is the spot to be between Memorial Day and Labor Day for spectacular nightly fireworks shows and venues host special events year-round that include live music, magic shows, and balloon art. Your kids will love the Splash Pad, a brand-new water play area behind Al’s Beach Club.
If you want to learn more about fun upcoming events at The Boardwalk, come talk to our friendly staff at The Breakers!