As a small, thin stretch of coastal land, real estate on Okaloosa Island is limited. You may want to consider nearby cities to maximize your vacation home options.
- Fort Walton Beach: This beach town is located on the other side of the Santa Rosa Sound, so it's right near Okaloosa Island. Stay near the Brooks Bridge for easy back-and-forth access.
- Destin: Another larger alternative that's nearby, Destin is right on the Gulf and connects to Okaloosa Island via the Marler Bridge
- West Okaloosa: There are some tourist-friendly developments on Okaloosa, mostly toward the west end of the island.