• 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?

The long roots of the sea oats help hold the dunes together.

The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.