• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

Okaloosa Day Use Area

White sandy beaches and quiet bay waters are typical of the Okaloosa Day Use Area in Florida.

White sandy beaches and calm waters attract visitors.

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The Okaloosa Day Use Area, opened from 8:00 am to sunset, is located on the northside of US Highway 98 near Fort Walton Beach, FL. This quiet water area features white sandy beaches, calm waters, picnic tables, a boat launch, parking, and public restrooms with outdoor showers. Currently, there are no fees collected at this area.

 
A tree tree shades picnic tables at Okaloosa Day Use Area.
Trees shade picnic tables overlooking the beaches and calm water at Okaloosa Day Use Area in Florida.
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Did You Know?

A view of the Advanced Redoubt drawbridge.

The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.