The Island Experience

Welcome to the Lost Key!

Perdido Key’s literal translation means “Lost Key”, so named by the early Spaniards who discovered it in 1693. Until then, the Key was the well-kept secret of Gulf Coast Native Americans – Perdido Key’s first inhabitants.

Today, Perdido Key is a unique community where locals and travelers from around the world come to relax on the narrow strip of protected coastline. Home of sparkling blue waters, and soft, crystal-white sands, you will feel like you have found paradise when visiting Perdido Key, a barrier island on the state line of Florida and Alabama.  The Key is comprised of more than 60 percent state and national parks, forever preserved for public use.  The Island offers water access to the Intracoastal Waterway to the north and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Upon Crossing the Theo Baars Bridge to the island, you will begin to see why Perdido Key is so loved for its natural beauty and friendly locals. Get to know what it is like to be “running on island time” as you experience the serenity and near-consistent yet gentle cool island breeze, with miles of state and national parks that enhance the visitor experience.

Preserve Our Beach

Perdido Key proudly represents one of the last stretches of untouched beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Today, local homeowners, small businesses, state and local government and loyal visitors recognize the importance of environmental stewardship to maintain the charm, tranquility, and natural beauty of the island, by providing protection and habitats for the unique and diverse wildlife that exists on Perdido Key.

Visit The Tank!

Stop by the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce to visit the popular Pirate Ship Fish Tank built by Animal Planet’s “TANKED”! The beautiful 403-gallon fish tank highlights species that can be found right here in the waters surrounding Perdido Key.

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Professional Services

Perdido Key is unique in that our business community extends across state lines. Whether you spend your time on the Florida or Alabama side of the line, our island community has professional services to help you during your stay. From local island newspapers to professional printing and copying services, to legal, real estate, photography, and banking services, the island offers a bit of everything. The members below will be happy to help you or refer you to other professionals in the region.