​The Destin and Okaloosa Island area

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Waterscape Condominiums Complex is located on Okaloosa Island on FLORIDA'S Gulf Coast.  Okaloosa Island is a barrier Island located between Fort Walton Beach and Destin on US Hwy. 98.  This barrier island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay, Intercoastal Waterway and is connected to Destin and Ft. Walton Beach by bridges at each end of the island (Fort WaltonBeach via the Brooks and Destin  via the Destin Bridge).  Both 4-lane bridges are part of U.S. Highway 98.   The island is surrounded by water with Santa Rosa Sound and Choctawhatchee Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico tothe south. The other major thoroughfare on Okaloosa Island is Santa Rosa Boulevard. 


Parts of the island are protected from development within the Gulf Islands National Seashore.   Okaloosa County's visitor tourist center is located in the middle of the island.  Okaloosa Island is quiet and peaceful (no high rises, traffic, or congestion) yet easily accessible to Destin’s and Ft.Walton Beach’s attractions, restaurants and events. Okaloosa Island has the largest boardwalk in the Destin area with restaurants, nightlife, shops, ATM machine, playground area, volleyball nets, showers, restrooms, lifeguard station, fishing pier, and wheelchair access ramps. The Island also houses the Gulfarium, a marine park featuring dolphin shows for family fun and aquatic entertainment.  Jets ski rentals, parasailing, airplane rides, beach umbrellas and beach services are available throughout the Island.  Go parasailing and you'll get a bird's eye view of the Island as you soar above the stunning landscape and glistening waves below.  Miniature golf center with batting cages and arcade located on the bayside of the island.   Okaloosa Island's 1,261 foot fishing pier is the only fishing pier servicing the Destin area. The pier is lighted for night-time fishing and has rod holders and benches built into it.  You can rent fishing equipment there and as of 2014 no fishing license was required.


Explore the coastline and rivers by canoe or kayak for a mellow afternoon. Join a party fishing boat and meet new people from all walks of life in a relaxing, yet exciting setting or go solo and enjoy fishing from just about anywhere along Okaloosa shores. See dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitats by joining a charter eco-tour from the Destin Harbor. Or, go diving or snorkeling to get up close and personal to the sea life.   For the history buffs out there, pioneer settlers and Native American Indian mounds provide the perfect setting. The area boasts an impressive past. Learn about the Emerald Coast's history,including Spanish explorers, seafaring Native Americans and fishermen allured by the abundance of the Gulf of Mexico.  Events and festivals are scheduled in Fort Walton Beach throughout the year, and there are numerous cultural opportunities as well such as art exhibits and concerts in the park.  Boat shows, plays, children’s theatre, dinner shows, movie nights, lecture series, dance competitions, car shows and craft sales are some of the activities you can attend. You’ll also want to attend the Latin Salsa Festival, Mardi Gras on the Island, Taste of Fort Walton Beach and the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Treasure Hunt. 

There's something for everyone in the area.