Okaloosa Island film locations feature gorgeous white sand beaches ― perfect for setting the scene for your ad, feature film, or television show. Scenes from “Jaws 2” were filmed here. However, capturing a real-life Great White on camera would be a rare occurrence indeed.
Even still, capturing other wonders of nature is easy on Okaloosa Island. Wildlife preserves with nesting herons and towering dunes abound. A public fishing pier stretches out over the emerald water where anglers pull up a variety of species from the deep. (Spoiler alert: not Jaws.)
In addition to fishing, opportunities for filming recreation include an intimate RV park. Film kite surfing above the waves and kayaking in the Gulf. Okaloosa Island provides a spectacular backdrop for sunset sailing scenes.
Shooting a dining scene? Okaloosa Island film locations include restaurants with sandy boardwalks that lead from the beach to waterfront seafood dives and taco joints.
Accommodations on Okaloosa Island feature, family friendly resorts with interesting visuals, such as lagoon pools with waterfalls. The Island is also home to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center. The venue has ample space to shoot and host large scale productions.
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Film Commission is happy to help you scout Okaloosa Island film locations. We have provided a gallery for added convenience. We also assist with film crews, permitting, and equipment. Contact us to get the ball rolling on your next production.