Okaloosa County is a county located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the Alabama state line. As of the 2010 census, the population was 180,822. Its county seat is Crestview.
If you’re a keen explorer of the deep sea, the Noriega Point coves are a must. Not only is it a haven of sealife, it offers fantastic views of the boats in the harbor.
The name Crab Island makes you assume it’s an island. Actually, at one time it WAS an island but drifting sands from the Gulf of Mexico eroded it over time and now it is an underwater sandbar and popular place to anchor your boat (rented or personal).
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, The Emerald Coast stretches across 100 miles through five counties, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay. It features some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, along with picturesque views that are a must see. The area is renowned for its deep-sea fishing and iconic selection of seafood restaurants.