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The Florida Panhandle is among the most popular vacation spots along the Gulf Coast, and there is good reason for this. This area of the coast has stunning, sugary white sands with crystal clear waters. Despite its popularity, Okaloosa Island is well-known for being a sanctuary for those who need to get away from it all. From your Okaloosa Island vacation condo, you can enjoy the relaxing beach vacation you are dreaming about. This is a long barrier island located along the famous Emerald Coast, and you will see why this is the vacation spot so many others return to each year.
There are many gorgeous vacation condos on Okaloosa Island that are located right on the beach, and this means that you may not have to leave the comfort of your home away from home in order to enjoy the beach life. However, when you want to a change of scenery on your vacation, you can explore some of the other popular beaches on the island. There are 12 total beach access points along the main roadway on the island, some of these have restrooms, picnic tables and other amenities. There are also other park areas, including Newman Brackin Beach Park and John Beasley Beach Park that you can enjoy.
While the main attraction that you can enjoy from your beach condo is the beach, the area offers more for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Amusement USA at Harbor Walk Village has amusement park style rides, bungee trampolines, cotton candy and more. Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park will give you a break from the fun of the salt water in exchange for the thrills of water rides, slides, tube chutes and more. You can try out parasailing from Boogies Water Sports. You can even tour museums like the Destin History and Fishing Museum, the Air Force Armament Museum and the Heritage Museum of NW Florida.
While your days may be filled with the perfect combination of relaxation and fun, your nights can be electrifying in the Okaloosa Island area. AJ's Club Bimini has been ranked as one of the top nightspots in the country, making it a must-see destination on your trip to the area. There are other great spots where you can enjoy great food, drinks and even live music on select nights of the week. These include Club LA, Coyote Ugly, Bric a Brac, Boathouse Oyster Bar, Crab Island Cantina and others.
The Florida Panhandle is one destination that has gorgeous weather almost year-round, so there is never a bad time to schedule a visit. Those who want to enjoy the best of the beaches will want to plan a visit during the warmer months of the year. From spring through fall, the average high temperature is at least 80, and it peaks in the 90s during the height of the summer season. If you plan to travel during the off-season in the winter, rest assured that the average high temperature usually holds above 60. The moistest months of the area are from July through August, and hurricane season runs from May through November.
If you plan to drive into the Okaloosa Island area, the major thoroughfare that crosses just north of the area is Interstate 10, and you can take several smaller highways southward from the Interstate to reach the area. You can also fly into Pensacola International Airport. Then, rent a car and take Interstate 10 to Highway 98 to access the island.