Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Florida Panhandle  /  Fort Walton Beach  /  Sightseeing  /  Okaloosa Island Pier
Okaloosa Island Pier, Fort Walton Beach
(3.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Famous for big fish, Okaloosa Island Pier draws fisherman and spectators alike to marvel at the fish that the Gulf of Mexico produces in this region. Large tuna, king mackerel, and cobia have been reeled in here. The pier extends more than 384 m (1,262 ft) into the ocean and serves as a great place to watch the sunset, observe those fishing, or catch glimpses of dolphins, stingrays, and sea turtles. You'll find a tackle shop on the pier, and if you forget your gear, you can rent equipment.  A beach grill is located at the end pier, and the Gulfarium next door hosts live marine mammal performances. There is a fee required to walk out onto the pier; it costs more if you would like to fish. Use our Fort Walton Beach vacation builder to visit Okaloosa Island Pier on your trip to Fort Walton Beach, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
map
Create a full Fort Walton Beach itinerary

Plan your trip to Fort Walton Beach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Fort Walton Beach by other users

14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Fort Walton Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Fort Walton Beach & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Florida BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Fort Walton Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Fort Walton Beach & Destin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Charlotte, Fort Walton Beach & Akron BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 50 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Fort Walton Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Mobile & Florida Panhandle BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The pier is almost a quarter mile long going out into the gulf. You pay $2 per person to walk the pier if you aren't fishing. I think it's $8 if you're fishing and more for bait or rental equipment. W...  more »
  • One of the best spots to watch the sunrise or sunset. The tackle shop sells baits and small snacks as well as pole rentals. Fishing costs $8 and if you just want to stroll the pier it's $2. 
  • A cool little spot to ocean watch, I wouldn't say it's a must-do if you're here in Destin Florida but it's a pretty cool little stroll