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Okaloosa Island is a regionally used term for a small section of larger Santa Rosa Island located in Okaloosa County, Florida. Okaloosa Island is home to hundreds of residential homes, high rise condominiums and major hotels and motels. The area is unincorporated and uses Fort Walton Beach as a mailing address but it is not actually part of that city. The island is part of Florida's Emerald Coast and features spectactular sugar-white sand beaches.

Okaloosa Island is connected to Fort Walton Beach via the Brooks Bridge and to Destin, Florida via the Destin Bridge. Both 4-lane bridges are part of U.S. Highway 98. The island is surrounded by water with Santa Rosa Sound and Choctawhatchee Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. The other major thoroughfare on Okaloosa Island is Santa Rosa Blvd. One unit of the Gulf Islands National Seashore is located on the island.

All of Santa Rosa Island that is in Okaloosa County is generally considered "Okaloosa Island" except for land owned and used by Eglin Air Force Base.

Coordinates: 30°25′13″N 86°37′00″W / 30.420199°N 86.616727°W / 30.420199; -86.616727


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