Okaloosa Day Use Area

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Operating Hours

Year-round: 8 a.m. to Sunset

Overnight parking is not permitted year-round.


Beach Parking: This quiet water area features white sandy beaches, calm waters for swimming,
Picnic Area: Picnic tables are scattered throughout the area.
Comfort Station: Public restrooms with outdoor showers are available.
Boat Launch: Launch a small boat kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. Trailer launching is not recommended.


From Pensacola: Follow Hwy. 98 across the Pensacola Bay Bridge and through Gulf Breeze. Stay on Hwy. 98 for 38.1 miles the Okaloosa Area is located on the left side of the highway.

From Destin: Follow Hwy. 98 west onto Okaloosa Island for 3.5 miles, the Okaloosa Area is located on the right side of the highway.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

  • Entrance fee required. Credit card only.
  • Bring your own supplies. There are no concessions or stores in this area.
  • Parking is only permitted in designated spaces.
  • Pets are not allowed in this area.
  • The only area of the park where kite surfing is allowed. It is prohibited from April 1 through September 1.

Plan Your Visit

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze , FL 32563


850 934-2600

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