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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.
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  • I thought $2 was pretty cheap admission to walk out along the pier and to see the most beautiful sunset. We also got to watch the dolphins!!! Sadly, we only did the pier on our last night in Fort Walt...  more »
  • Another check off on our fishing pier list! The weather was not the best with a major cold front coming thru while we were there. The wind blow 20 with 30 mph gust. Needless to say the fishing was not...  more »
  • We went to the Okaloosa Pier and its nice. There is an admission fee to go out on the pier but it is only a couple of dollars. There were a lot of people fishing but not doing a lot of catching. I rat...  more »