• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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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?


In the 1880s, Geronimo and other members of the Chiricahua-Apache tribe were prisoners at Fort Pickens located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.