The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

Public Beach Access & Amenities

The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island provides access to one of the most pristine beaches on the Emerald Coast. There’s nothing quite like a day on the beach with under blue Floridian skies or treading water on a board and waiting for that perfect break. All this and more is waiting for you at the beaches along The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. .

Gather your team and start a volleyball game at one of the courts that face Al’s Beach Club and Burger Bar. There’s nothing like a game of beach volleyball to work up an appetite for the tasty treats that The Boardwalk has to offer. When you’re ready to grab a bite and rehydrate, damp sandy clothes won’t be an issue for you or your party. The Boardwalk shops and restaurants welcome beachgoers fresh off the sand!

Dining & Entertainment

Get a bite to eat on your beach day. The Boardwalk features restaurants for all palates and occasions. At the Lobster Tail, the taste of New England comes to Okaloosa Island and onto your plate as a lobster roll, lobster taco, or lobster mac & cheese. Floyd’s Shrimp House is the home of the all-you-can-eat shrimp dinner, but they also offer other Gulf Coast favorites like fried gator bits and Cajun chicken pasta.

The best custom burger joint on the island is also the superior venue to experience live music at The Boardwalk. Located on the first floor facing the Gulf, the stage at Al’s Beach Club and Burger Bar sees many live music and performances from local talent on a weekly basis. They’re also known for their premium made-to-order hamburgers and Al’s “real deal” adult milkshakes. When you’re ready for sweets everyone can enjoy, don’t forget to stop by Pinot Gelato.

At the end of the day, watching the sun go down over the water feels more complete with a cold beverage in your hand. Floyd’s Shrimp House has  all you can eat shrimp dinners in the afternoons; and specialty cocktails in souvenir glasses that you can take away with you to the nearby Okaloosa Island Pier, giving you the perfect vantage point for sunsets.

A short walk from The Boardwalk in the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. learn more about the Gulf ecosystems and world marine life at this interactive park which focuses on education and conservation and provides family-friendly exhibits of all kinds of aquatic animals.

Take some time across the street from The Boardwalk, you’ll find the next leg of your adventure. Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone is a 17,000 square foot dinosaur-themed adventure park that caters to competitive participants of all ages. Complete with two mini-golf courses, a laser maze, and a 60-foot-tall ropes course for you and your group to explore and compete on. When you’re ready to take your adventure back inside, their arcade features both ticket redemption challenges, cabinet-style video games and a 4-D movie theatre.

Shopping

Shopping on The Boardwalk is a fun escape from the sun. You can find in the shops more ways to entertain yourself while on vacation or get outfitted in new resort ware and beach clothing that’s cool and comfortable.

Quick! Up in the sky, it’s not a bird, plane, or a superhero, it’s a Kittyhawk kite! Kittyhawk Kites has the largest selection of kites, hang gliders, and kiteboarding equipment on the east coast. This convenient location at The Boardwalk makes it easy to come in and take your fun to the skies.

Islander Coastal Outfitters provide a wide selection of apparel, footwear, and accessories for anyone who embraces beach culture and aquatic activities. Top of the line brands like Reef, Olukai, Birkenstock, Costa, and Patagonia are just a few to choose from. Their island friendly staff are always ready to help you gear up to enjoy the sand and surf.