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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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My Barkidiary: The Adventures of Rudder and Squirt Continue

My Barkidiary: The Adventures of Rudder and Squirt Continue

By: Christina Steffen and Rudder   It’s been 2 years since I last wrote in my diary about my life in Perdido Key. Lots of things have changed. I’ve got a new brother…his name is Squirt. He’s a French Bulldog. That’s us in the picture! We love flying with our Dad...

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Eden Condominiums and Chamber Stand Strong on the Key

Eden Condominiums and Chamber Stand Strong on the Key

By Ideaworks   Cynics scoffed 35 years ago when they heard about plans to build Eden Condominiums, the one-of-a-kind structure on Perdido Key. “Too fancy,” they said. “Too far away.” “It will never last,” they said. But Eden did indeed flourish and thrive despite...

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History of Perdido, 1985-2020 “35 Years of Perdido Key”

History of Perdido, 1985-2020 “35 Years of Perdido Key”

1985 is a year some may remember as the year of Coca-Cola’s “New Coke”, Michael Jordan being named NBA’s Rookie of the year, the year of the first .com registered, the first version of Windows, and a series of Live Aid Concerts raising millions for famine in Africa....

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Military Life in Perdido Key

Military Life in Perdido Key

By: Erin Wilmer   It was May 1989, I was 19 and checking into my first duty station. I can remember feeling alone and scared. After completing the check-in process, I walk into my barracks dorm that would be my home for the nextfour years. In the middle of the...

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Featured Artist: Talis Jayme

Featured Artist: Talis Jayme

By: Artists of Artworks on Perdido Key It is often said that everyone knows Talis. She is loved for her southern charm, quick wit, and for making, platform flip-flops a wardrobe staple.  Talis can be seen cruising up and down “her beach” in her car piled high with...

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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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