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Okaloosa Island

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a good time here on the beach with daughters and grandkids. Fine white sand but recent storms had really churned up seaweed and algae just off shore and it coated everything. Several price levels of lodging to choose from, the Gulfarium and the nearby...More

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went down for our 35th anniversary and was so disappointed in the water. There is a June Sea Grass that comes in and it makes the water really gross. The water should be a gorgeous see through emerald green but if the sea grass...More

1  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just finished our 3nd vacation to Okaloosa Island FL. It's a very nice place....but you never know what kind of Ocean your going to get. This last trip.....as was the case on our 1st....the beach was so full of seaweed it actually looked like "sludge"....More

Thank tablerockgal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Normally it's perfect emerald green water. I love this beach but this week the seaweed was bad. Here's a tip- don't go to the Island in July wait till October.

Thank Alexis J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed a week at Aqua Villa condos and it was wonderful! The beach is absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend renting an umbrella and chairs from the beach vendors. The water was clear the first 2 days. Had algae 3 days but still swimmable. Beautiful...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been to other beaches in FL and while we heard there wasn't much shelling here we were really disappointed by the dead fish, flies (attracted to said dead fish) and dark, algae like plant goop hovering from the shoreline to about 10 feet out....More

Thank c m
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed in condo. Had some rain during week but went to hot tub. Red flags on beach so could not go into ocean/gulf. Some sharks showed up 2 days after we left the gulf. Was posted on FB. Not sure about going into that water...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The area felt safe. There was a variety of things to do close by. It is next to Destin so traveling for a visit is good and then also good to get out of the hustle and bustle of the busier area. Beaches were cleaned...More

Thank char175
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach was wonderful the white sand and the breeze from the ocean felt nice and the people was nice as well. Will go back.

Thank gloriahuddleston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was beatiful. Ocean had so much algae in it. We couldn't snorkel and the couple times we went swimming we got algae all over us. It was fun going down after it got dark and finding crabs on the beach and finding shells...More

1  Thank Craz J
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Response from Sam S | Reviewed this property |
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3 June 2017|
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Response from Chelsey P | Reviewed this property |
If you want to enjoy seafood I would highly suggest The Black Pearl, The Crab Trap and Floyds Shrimp House. We were seated on a back deck with an ocean view at all three places and the food was amazing! There is a gelato... More
Andrea H
25 May 2017|
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Response from BDoubleU80 | Reviewed this property |
We were there two weeks ago and the water was chilly. But I agree, the kids were okay with it, but very few adults in the water.