Located on nearby Okaloosa Island, Okaloosa Island Pier is a picturesque and family friendly place to spend time during your Fort Walton Beach vacation. Read on below to learn more about this local attraction in the Fort Walton Beach area!
A Scenic Hangout Spot near Fort Walton Beach
Okaloosa Island Pier is home to a charming boardwalk, a fishing pier, and a dining, shopping, and entertainment hotspot known as The Boardwalk.
Pay a mere $8.00 and you can enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk, taking in the stunning sights of the Gulf of Mexico. Using viewing binoculars, you can see directly into the crystal-clear waters of the gulf, watching marine life up-close even before you make the trip to the nearby Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park just off of the boardwalk.
A bait and tackle shop at the entrance to the boardwalk will supply you with all of materials you need for a fantastic day of fishing on the Okaloosa Island Pier. Pick up a rod, bait, and even snacks and drinks and make a day of it. Species like grouper are commonly caught near Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, and Destin.
Another fascinating part of the experience along the Okaloosa Island Pier is The Boardwalk. Home to concert headliners, comedy shows, delicious restaurants, and boutique shopping, The Boardwalk is an all-in-one destination located just steps away from the pier.
Close by the Okaloosa Island Pier is the previously mentioned Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, at which you and your guests can have up-close encounters with all kinds of fascinating marine animals. Give loggerhead turtles a snack, pet alligators and penguins, swim with sharks and stingrays, visit bottle-nosed dolphins, and more.
Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone is also situated nearby. This family friendly indoor and outdoor attraction holds a massive indoor arcade and 4D movie theater ( a 3D experience with moving seats), as well as an outdoor portion with 2 mini-golf courses, a roller coaster, and other exciting amusements and attractions.
Whatever sightseeing and activities you choose to enjoy on Okaloosa Island Pier, you will not be disappointed!
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