Located on a thin strip of land in the extreme northwest corner of the state, Perdido Key and its Perdido Key State Park offer rolling, white-sand dunes and stunning views of the calm Gulf waters. Perdido Key State Park is open for day use from 8 a.m. to sunset. With two parking areas and eight covered pavilions total, Perdido Key State Park is a perfect place to bring the family for a picnic lunch, while enjoying the gentle breezes off the Gulf of Mexico.
Spanish for “lost island,” Perdido Key holds true to its roots as it remains a Southern sanctuary for people and wildlife of all kinds. Stretching along the far western shores of Florida, and the far eastern shores of Alabama, Perdido Key has a unique advantage as the perfect island destination. Tucked away on a narrow strip of land on the extreme western edge of Florida lies Perdido Key, a barrier island bookmarked by rolling, white-sand dunes and stunning views of the calm Gulf waters on its southern border and abundant wetlands, estuaries, and wildlife to its north. It seamlessly combines natural beauty, coastal living, and southern charm. Perdido Key is home to several world-renowned parks such as Johnson Beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore and Perdido Key State Park, They each have their own distinctions and play a role in the coastal ecosystem that has been around for hundreds of years.
A part of Florida’s Emerald Coast and the self-proclaimed Redneck Riviera, Perdido Key boasts the soft, sugar white sand and warm, calm, clear blue waters that define this part of the Gulf coast. Simply put, the beaches here are spectacular. Perdido Key State Park and Johnson Beach (a part of the Florida District of Gulf Islands National Seashore) offer quiet, peaceful stretches of beach for you to explore and commune with nature. Since the key is fairly narrow, the beaches are short but that just means it takes less effort to walk to the water.
East Perdido Key Beach is a gem of the Florida State Park System. This is the ideal location for up to 40 Guests with ample parking, concessions, restrooms, four pavilions, and 3 luxurious boardwalks. This is the ideal location to stay nearby with the privacy of your Dream Beach Wedding Location. The quartz sand is unique to this location of Florida and revered as some of the best beaches in the world!
Our Gulf Islands National Seashore was named “Best Beach in Florida” in 2015 by USA Today … Come explore, relax, or be adventurous with us!
Go kayaking, charter a boat, watch the dolphins, walk a trail, spend time on the beach, eat some fresh seafood, then see what you can find to do in the afternoon. There is so much to do on Perdido Key, you can spend a lifetime doing it.
With an average temperature of 75 degrees and 343 days of sunshine, it’s surprising the key is a long-hidden retreat that blends together both year-round outdoor activities and an authentic laid-back lifestyle uniquely its own. But we’re not complaining; we like surprises like that, and you will too.
Perdido Key, which means “Lost Key” in Spanish is a narrow strip of white beaches and aquamarine waters where beachcombing, fishing and sailing are ways of life not just recreation choices. Perdido Key’s unspoiled beaches are the island’s main attractions. Undulating wind built sand dunes are dotted with sea oats, bunch grass and beach grass. Venture to the eastern end of the island to the Gulf Islands National Seashore where swimming, snorkeling, fishing, boating, bird watching and hiking are popular pastimes. Tee time, anyone? Two exceptional golf courses are easily accessible, the Perdido Bay Golf Club, a links style course, and Lost Key, a target-style design fashioned by Arnold Palmer designated as an Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. Other preferred activities on Perdido Key include dolphin watching excursions, moonlight cruises and sailing tours. For a non-stop celebration, drop by the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key, a beachside oyster bar, beach bar and Gulf Coast cultural landmark. Pensacola is located only 15 miles from Perdido Key offering a wealth of day trip options to attractions like Historic Pensacola Village, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum and Fort Pickens, a fort built in 1834 and once occupied by federal troops during the Civil War.