Okaloosa Island is the stretch of land between Destin and Fort Walton Beach. The Marler Bridge connects Okaloosa Island to Destin, and the Brooks Bridge connects the island to Fort Walton Beach. We are known for our long sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water. Come take a stroll on our beaches, play in the surf, fish from our pier or stroll our boardwalk with nightly entertainment, restaurants, hotels and shops. Many restaurants are nearby in Ft. Walton and several are on the island. We consider it to be bicycle friendly residential island. You can walk your bike across the bridge and explore interesting areas of the city. The BEACHES ARE SUPER!!! White sand and colored clear gulf waters await you! The beaches are much wider, used, and more visitor friendly than others. The access street (Santa Rosa Blvd.) is a dead end road that terminates at the Air Force boundary. The military property is unchanged and natural and provides a beach unmolested by developers. It's a walk on a beach the way it was many years ago. Okaloosa Island , voted "Best Beach in the South" and one of the top five "Favorite Family Vacation Destinations" by readers of Southern Living seven years in a row, present simple pleasures -- the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," 1,080 holes of golf, undeniably fresh seafood and some of the world's finest underwater shelling. You will find snapshots of sun-bronzed children buried in the sand or couples relishing a romantic sunset become timeless treasures. Come find out why the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls Okaloosa Island "really just irresistible".