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101 Things to Do in Perdido Key

For some, visiting the beach means unwinding on a bed of white sand while listening to the birds’ chirp and the waves crash, for others, visiting the coast translates to adrenaline pumping water sports or maybe an exciting night on the town listening to the vibrant live music scene, ranging from local downhome artists to Grammy award-winning songwriters. While Perdido Key has an exclusive barrier island feel, it is actually in close proximity to many family-friendly attractions, culture & entertainment experiences, and outdoor activities for fun in the sun!

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Favorite Live Music Venues in Perdido Key

Favorite Live Music Venues in Perdido Key

The Perdido Key Area has an extended history of music and songwriting, shaping the culture of the community. When visiting the lost key, one must-do activity is to enjoy a lively, musical atmosphere while indulging in some local cocktails or treating yourself to some...

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Best Breakfast in the Perdido Key Area

Best Breakfast in the Perdido Key Area

Here on the Gulf Coast, our locals and dedicated visitors love breakfast! You don’t need to be an early riser to enjoy the best eggs benedict or Bloody Mary’s in Perdido Key; most breakfast in the area is available as a delectable brunch as well!  Whether you can wake...

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Best Sunsets on Perdido Key

Best Sunsets on Perdido Key

The Sun is an essential part of our everyday life in Perdido Key.  It keeps our white sandy beaches a sunbather’s dream and provides us with reflective, shimmering beauty atop our emerald, blue-green waters. We cannot help but flood our social media timelines with...

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101 Things to Do in Perdido Key

101 Things to Do in Perdido Key

From adventurous water activities to relaxing sunset vibes, explore Perdido Key and plan your island getaway with things to do for everyone! 101 Things to Do in Perdido Key includes links to some of the local's favorite activities, dining, and entertainment in the...

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Military in Perdido Key

Military in Perdido Key

By Emily Klinga   Pensacola has a deep-rooted history of military presence positioned by our very own Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. Proclaimed a Naval Air Station in 1914, NAS Pensacola is renowned as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation” supporting the initial...

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Sunset Weddings Are the Best by Karen Qualls

Sunset Weddings Are the Best by Karen Qualls

By Karen Qualls, Beach Bride Weddings You are one of many getting married in 2021 and have been debating the wedding time. Since you are getting married on the beach in Perdido Key, Florida, you should seriously think about the sunset. Why? you ask, why not midday?...

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Recreational Boating in the Perdido Key Area

Recreational Boating in the Perdido Key Area

Thinking of renting a boat or bringing your own vessel to explore the ways of the water here in Perdido Key? Then you definitely do not want to miss these boating hot spots in the area! Be sure to pack lots of sunscreen because you will want to enjoy these exclusive...

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Invasive Lionfish in the Gulf

Invasive Lionfish in the Gulf

You may have heard of or seen lionfish during your visit to the Gulf coast, maybe you even were able to visit during the Annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival held in nearby Destin each May. But did you know the reason behind the festival was to REMOVE these...

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Perdido Pets

Perdido Pets

Although no dogs are allowed on Escambia County beaches, there are several places in the Perdido Key area that your furry friends will love! Perdido Key is loaded with park areas that allow dogs on the walking trails if they are on a leash. Some great trails for your...

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Eat and Drink Like a Local

Eat and Drink Like a Local

When visiting the gulf coast, it should be a part of everyone’s itineraries to enjoy our local fare from some of our favorite area restaurants. Explore our mix of eateries and find hidden gems throughout the Perdido Key Area! Whether you are craving smoked barbecue,...

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Hindsight 2020: How to Visit Safely in the time of COVID-19

Hindsight 2020: How to Visit Safely in the time of COVID-19

By Emily Klinga In 2020, all was quiet on the shoreline of Florida’s most western barrier island. Although the tourism industry was met with an unwelcomed setback in 2020, it did not stop some devout Perdido Key goers from visiting their favorite barrier Island for an...

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Perdido Chamber Masters the Art of Resiliency in 2020

Perdido Chamber Masters the Art of Resiliency in 2020

An economic shutdown, a global health crisis, and even a brutal hurricane season showed to be no match for the strength, prosperity, and resiliency of the people of Perdido Key. Perdidoans are no stranger to looking tough times in the face. Living in an active...

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The Boom & Bust of Perdido in the 1920s

By John Vick   “The past is not dead, it’s not even the past” –William Faulkner  The present-day, much visited and popular area of Perdido Key, Ono Island, and Innerarity Point has its origins in and many parallels to the great “Florida Land Boom” of the 1920s....

The Story of Innerarity Point

By Christy Emmanuel   The dense, vibrant expanse of soaring and gnarly trees has weathered decades in silent witness to our family’s 80-year history at Innerarity Point.  There is something profoundly enchanting about the forested landscape fronting the...

101 Things to Do in Perdido Key

From adventurous water activities to relaxing sunset vibes, explore Perdido Key and plan your island getaway with things to do for everyone! 101 Things to Do in Perdido Key includes links to some of the local's favorite activities, dining, and entertainment in the...

A Local’s Lyrics

By Vicki Woolford Some call it history and you may call it fate, but I refer to it as a blessing. This historical account is penned in archives, located on maps, and the subject of stories told by the old still being spread today. Those who know applaud a Bear Point...

The Forgotten

By Chris Warner   “The songwriter is the most forgotten person in the music business.  They are also the most indispensable.  Called the poets, wordsmiths, and cave painters of our time, this is the celebration of the Songwriters, the people who write the songs...

Beach Appetit!

From the introduction in the "Beach Appetit" cookbook, published by the Perdido Chamber in March 1999: Perdido Key and the surrounding Gulf Coast area offers a distinctive melting pot of breathtaking scenery, fresh bounty from the sea and land, and a rich blend of...

The Perdido River Paddle Trail

By Rick O'Conner, Sea Grant Extension, Escambia County   Are you looking to get away from it all?  Looking for a quiet place with natural areas all around?  Then you might enjoy paddling the Perdido River Paddle Trail.   Serving as the state line, the Perdido...

Fishing in Perdido

By: Bob Pitts, Visitor Use Assistant, Gulf Islands National Seashore   One of the most impressive aspects of Perdido Key is its extensive and diverse recreational fishing opportunities. Whether you bring your boat, charter a local guide service, use a kayak, or...

PBUMC Nature Trail: The Way

By: Jerry Patee, Florida Master Naturalist  Uplands….Wetlands…Coastal Ecosystems    “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6    There are few places along the Gulf Coast like the 0.32-mile nature trail called...

Bird Watching in Perdido Key

From nature trails to beach habitats, birding in the Perdido Area is a huge pastime for visitors and locals alike. The diversity of habitats ranging from pinewoods to beaches and saltwater to open woodlands make an attractive destination for native and migratory bird...

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