Places to eat

Stewby’s Seafood Shanty

STEWBY’S Seafood Shanty in Fort Walton Beach is a take-out and dine-in seafood restaurant that offers affordable and fresh local seafood. It was based off an old family restaurant called Sam’s Oyster House and features everything that made Sam’s great, including their gumbo and signature sandwiches. All the seafood is fresh and locally sourced, with fish straight from the docks in Destin and neighboring counties, oysters shucked from Bon Secour Fisheries in Alabama, and shrimp sourced from Bon Secour and Choctawhatchee Bay.

Fubar Pizza Bar

Welcome to FUBAR pizza bar, a family-friendly establishment with the best pizza and wings in town, located on Okaloosa Island. With waterfront views and live entertainment, you can enjoy all your favorite sports games while your kids play games or hang out in the play area. FUBAR also offers boat slips and a pet-friendly patio. It’s the perfect place to host a party or event, with private sections, a private bar, and a customizable menu.

Aj’s Seafood Shanty

AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar has been a favorite local spot since 1984, offering fresh Gulf Coast oysters and refreshing drinks. With humble beginnings as a small trailer on the Destin Harbor, it has now grown to four locations along Florida’s Emerald Coast, known for serving the freshest seafood, live music, and exciting water activities. AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar has become an iconic “hot spot” in Destin, loved by locals and visitors alike.


Things to do

Island Golf Cart Rentals

Island Golf Cart Rentals offers top-notch customer service and the best golf cart rental experience in Okaloosa Island, Florida. Their brand new gas-powered golf carts, available in four-seater and six-seater options, are perfect for getting around the island. You can choose to pick up your rental or have it delivered to your vacation rental. Enjoy cruising around the island’s restaurants, shops, and attractions while taking your vacation to the next level.

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is a highly sought-after destination for families and friends due to its prime location on the Gulf of Mexico, ample parking, and diverse range of activities. Visitors can enjoy beachfront shopping, various cuisines, and breathtaking views of the Emerald Coast. Additionally, guests can conveniently dine and shop while still in their sandy and salty beach attire, with options ranging from fast-casual to fine dining.

The Island Pier

The Island Pier, formerly known as the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, is located near the striking sugar-white beaches and the lively green waters of the Emerald Coast. Extending 1,262 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, the Pier offers breathtaking views of sunrises, sunsets, and marine life such as dolphins, sea turtles, herons, and pelicans. Visitors can also witness The Island Anglers reel in a range of fish, from Black Fin Tuna to the Mighty King Mackerel. The Island Pier offers a diverse range of activities, from fishing and watersports to relaxing strolls.


Places to shop

Islanders Coastal Outfitters

Islanders Coastal Outfitter, located on the stunning Emerald Coast, has been promoting and providing high-quality brands that embody the coastal and outdoor lifestyle for over 40 years. The company’s original mission was to promote beach and water-man culture, and they have since expanded to two retail locations and an online store. Islanders Coastal Outfitter offers a range of products, including footwear, apparel, and accessories, from well-known brands such as Patagonia, Olukai, Costa Del Mar, Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Hey Dude, Birkenstock, and Billabong, among others.

Alvin’s Island

Alvin’s Island is a chain of beachwear and souvenir stores located in Florida and Alabama. Founded in 1987, Alvin’s Island offers a wide variety of products, including swimwear, beach accessories, novelty items, and souvenirs. Their stores are typically located in popular beach destinations and are known for their large selection of merchandise at affordable prices. Alvin’s Island has over 20 locations and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.


Places to Stay

Brooks and Shorey Resorts

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