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 local boating sites all day long.

Boating Islands in Alabama

If you have ever driven over the Alabama Point Bridge, you have probably seen a large collection of boats anchoring on the nearby collection of islands, you probably saw the ever so popular Robinson Island. This boating hot spot is located in Terry Cove, just north of Perdido Pass, and is only accessible by boat.

Walker Island is located just to the east of Robinson Island. This island features a scenic lagoon and a long spit of white sand. This is another great location to anchor and spend the day outside on the water.

Another special island near Alabama point is Bird Island, named for its large collection of local birds that call the area home. Bird Island has a large south-facing beach, great for watching those beautiful Perdido Key Sunsets!

Boating Around Pensacola

If you want to explore other boating hotspots on the Florida side of the line, Fort McRae is a popular spot on the eastern tip of Perdido Key. Fort McRae was a historic military fort constructed by the United States to defend Pensacola and its natural harbor, accompanied by Fort Pickens, and Fort Barrancas. Located just outside the Naval Air Station Pensacola, this is a great location to watch the Blue Angels Homecoming Show or any of their frequent practices throughout the week when they are in town.

Further east towards Pensacola Beach, Fort Pickens is in fact quicker to get to by boat than by car. Located on the western tip of Pensacola Beach, Fort Pickens is included in the Gulf Island National Seashore and is a historical US fort named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The area includes tons of historical information about the fort and how it was built to defend Pensacola during the civil war.

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