The Boardwalk is conveniently situated next to the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. The Pier is a landmark in the area. If you love fishing you will love the pier. Simply Google Okaloosa Pier to see the many fishing stories of what has been caught off the pier or spotted off the pier. Yesterday it was said that the catch was Spanish, hardtails, and bonito. Why not see what is running today? A pass for adults is $7.50.
For those who aren’t into fishing, the Pier itself is visit worthy. If you want to catch the best sunrise and sunset views, you want to buy a $2.00 admission to the pier and make sure you go to the end of it. Once you’ve paid, it is good until midnight and you can leave and return all day long.
Why hold on to that pass?
Situated around the Pier is The Boardwalk of Okaloosa Island. It offers fantastic restaurants and intriguing shops and retail stores. It also has a public park to enjoy the beach with all the conveniences you will want. With a children’s playground you know the family will be entertained. There are volleyball nets for beach sports and play. It has covered picnic tables, outdoor showers, and public restrooms.
Access to the Boardwalk with beach and pier is easy with loads and loads of parking available. Avoid those long treks to get to the beach and that dreaded ‘march back’ from the beach with such assured parking.
Since the Boardwalk with all its restaurants and shops are right there, you can always take a break from the fun in the sun for an ice-cream. Or plan to relax from a rousing volleyball game with a happy hour special on one of the Boardwalk decks overlooking the gulf.
The Crab Trap is a great place to enjoy during your day at the beach. It is a favorite to locals and visitors alike. You can enjoy Crab Dip and Seafood Gumbo (the local’s favorite) and daily specials like Grilled Sirloin to Alaskan Crab Legs. Your kids are guaranteed a good time with a special menu designed just for them, an opportunity to express their ‘creative side,’ and a treat to take home that will help them remember their great time on the Emerald Coast.
Anglers Beachside Bar and Grill is at the entrance of the Fishing Pier and offers a roomy deck for gulf side views while you eat the best of seafood. Or you can choose to eat in its large booths inside that offer privacy and comfort. Its décor boasts vintage photos and is a tour all in itself. With excellent food, beach music and games, your family is assured a great experience. If you are sports fan it also offers a super sports bar. Voted Best Sports Bar four years in a row by Emerald Coast Magazine, you and your friends can watch your team play on one of the nine foot screens, or shoot a game of pool or challenge each other to a game of corn hole.