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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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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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Ship Wrecked

Ship Wrecked

Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail   Divers will find picturesque reefs and submerged objects to explore. The most popular underwater destinations include five ships wrecked near Perdido Key, ranging from the world’s largest artificial reef – a former Navy...

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Water Recreation in Perdido Key

Water Recreation in Perdido Key

On Perdido Key, there are a lot of things to do in the water, with options for just about any age and experience level. If you ask people about what they truly love about Perdido Key, “the water” will be one of the top answers. A vacation will always be memorable when...

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Featured Chefs of Perdido

Featured Chefs of Perdido

The Perdido Key area offers something more than the pristine beaches and fun adventures and activities. We are also home to a scrumptious and wide variety of cuisine. Whatever you’re craving for the day, surely Perdido Key has it. We have everything from delicious...

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America’s Last Great Roadhouse

America’s Last Great Roadhouse

By: Jessica Langston, Flora-Bama   The Flora-Bama Lounge opened in 1964 and has been rocking and rolling ever since. Joe Gilchrist became an owner in 1978, Pat McClellan joined him in 1984, then John McInnis and Cameron Price came on board in 2011. Along the way,...

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Enjoying The Key With Kids

Enjoying The Key With Kids

If we were to describe our ideal family beach getaway, it would include picturesque beaches for outdoor adventure and enjoyable activities to beat the heat indoors.The Explorer The Big Lagoon State Park is a place where you can rent canoes and kayaks, hike the scenic...

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Awarded Best Wildlife Destination

Awarded Best Wildlife Destination

By: Emily Etscheid, PKACC Marketing & Member Services Perdido Key- Best Wildlife Destination of the Year   Perdido Key, a few may know, is filled with hidden treasures throughout the island. The area is also known as a hidden treasure in itself. In 2017, the...

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My Barkidiary ft. Rudder

My Barkidiary ft. Rudder

By: Christina Steffen and Rudder   Day 1:   My family and I flew into Ferguson Airport right off Highway 98 near the NAS (Naval Air Station). It’s a small private airport but once a year has an AWESOME open house…I love eating Conecuh sausage (a local...

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