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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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Weddings with Ava

Weddings with Ava

By Ava Sobieszek, MyDreamyBeachWedding.com   At 8:57 AM on a Monday morning Ava received a phone call from a gentleman from Louisiana asking if we could perform a wedding that evening at 7:00 PM on Perdido Key. Thinking it was a joke, Ava decided to play along and...

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Bird Watching in Perdido Key

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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PBUMC Nature Trail: The Way

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...

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Fishing in 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...

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The Perdido River Paddle Trail

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...

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Beach Appetit!

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...

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The Forgotten

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...

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A Local’s Lyrics

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...

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The Story of Innerarity Point

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...

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The Boom & Bust of Perdido in the 1920s

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....

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Lillian Recreational Park

Lillian Recreational Park

By Dan McArdle One of the hidden gems of this area is the Lillian Recreational Park. Tucked away off Highway 98 and laid out over 17 acres is an idyllic park built for family fun and the coming together of community. What began over 20 years ago as the idea of two...

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Off The Beaten Path

Off The Beaten Path

Explore the extensive trail network and discover new places in the Key's Great Outdoors!   On Perdido Key, you’ll discover nature at its most beautiful- a world of nature trails, endangered birds, marine life, and 16 breathtaking miles of dazzling white...

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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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