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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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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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Doing Business Across Statelines

Doing Business Across Statelines

By: Emily Klinga   Something that makes the Perdido Chamber unique, is that the membership is basically split down the middle- literally between state lines! As a state line Chamber, one of the most important things we can do for our members is to stay up to date...

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Holiday Harbor Marina and Sunset Grille

Holiday Harbor Marina and Sunset Grille

By Emily Klinga and Allen Bizzell Through its twists and turns, 2020 was a year of reflection, opportunities for growth, and new developments to come in 2021. For the Bizzell family, this year is an exciting celebration of 30 years in the family business that is...

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History of Perdido Key

History of Perdido Key

By Emily Klinga In 1693, explorers had heard of a great mysterious body of water in-between Pensacola and Mobile, but they were unable to find the entrance. Even after locating the mouth of the bay, they were unable to find a waterway deep enough to sail through....

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Bird Watching in Perdido Key

Bird Watching in Perdido Key

The Perdido Area is a bird’s paradise! 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...

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The Little Zoo that Grew

The Little Zoo that Grew

Starting as a small, community zoo in 1989 called “Zooland Animal Park” in the heart of Gulf Shores, The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo has gone through challenges and triumphs to become the amazing new zoo that stands today. After a devastating hurricane, Ivan hit the Gulf...

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Day Tripping in the Perdido Area

Day Tripping in the Perdido Area

Going to or from Perdido Key, You Can Discover some of the best day trips around!Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama Sitting just on the other side of the state-line is Perdido’s friendly, neighboring cities- Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL! With many great...

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Inshore and Offshore Fishing in Perdido Key

Inshore and Offshore Fishing in Perdido Key

One of the most amazing and unique aspects of Perdido Key is the extensive and diverse recreational fishing opportunities. Whether you bring your boat, charter local guide service, use a kayak, or simply stand on the bank with a rod, there are fish in reach all year...

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Wildlife in Perdido Key

Wildlife in Perdido Key

Perdido Key is known for inhabiting vast amounts of different wildlife and keeping the area natural and safe to cohabitate with its original residents! Perdido Key Beach Mouse The Perdido Key Beach mice inhabit the coastal dunes along with Perdido Key in both Escambia...

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Hiking Trails in Perdido

Hiking Trails in Perdido

By: Rick O'Connor Looking for discoveries and trails in the Perdido Key Area? Check out this list of seven unique trails in the area. Always remember to bring good shoes, as some of these trails could have portions of loose sand, and some could be wet. Also, be sure...

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