Things to do in Perdido Key

Perdido Key Activities

Perdido Key is nestled in the Northwest Florida panhandle where we share our habitat with nature, plants and wildlife including the osprey, dolphin and loggerhead turtle. The National Seashore and State Parks comprise 65% of Perdido Key.

Go deep-sea fishing or fish in the surf right on your beach. Maybe scuba diving is your passion or a day of sailing our blue-green waters. For the young or young-at-heart, jet skis, parasailing and dolphin cruises are nearby. Funky festivals and great places to eat fresh seafood abound. Had too much sun? No problem…The Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest Aviation Museum and one of the most-visited museums in Florida, is 7 miles from Perdido Key. The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team routinely flies most Tuesdays and Wednesdays; the practice show is open to the public.

Perdido Key maximizes what are obviously the best of beaches and the best of family vacationing. Explore our island paradise with the help of our area guide. Just click below on the Icon of choice for places to go and things to see!

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Churches - THE VOICE OF THE OCEAN SPEAKS TO THE SOUL

Perdido Key has churches of every denomination nearby. You might want to experience "Worship on the Water" at the Flora-Bama- Sunday at 9am and 11am CST. Everyone is welcome!

Day Trips - TOO MUCH SUN? TAKE A DAY TRIP FOR FUN

While you`re visiting Perdido Key, explore some of our attractions that are about an hour`s drive from Perdido Key. One of our guest favorites is the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile. Zooland Interactive Animal Park in Gulf Shores is also a popular attraction.

Dining - FOOD TASTES BETTER AT THE BEACH

95% of the restaurants listed here have a "flip flop" dress code, in other words, "shoes and shirts required`. Many of our local restaurants are family owned for 30+ years. They provide great service and delicious fresh seafood. If you`re not a fan of seafood, no problem, since all provide alternative land fare. We`re a family-friendly community so kid`s menus are almost always available.

Equipment Rentals - LESS TO PACK, WE`VE GOT YOUR BACK

Beach Chairs and umbrella rentals are available for lease as well as high quality, sanitized baby equipment.

Events - THROW A MULLET, EAT, DRINK AND GET A TAN

Perdido Key and the surrounding beach areas have lots of events and festivals throughout the year. People travel from everywhere to participate in the Flora-Bama Mullet Toss in April (Throw a fish across the Florida-Alabama line competition)and the Songwriter`s Festival in November. The Shrimp Festival is held in Gulf Shores in October, when the weather is at its absolute best!

Family Amusement - SEE THE BLUE ANGELS FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION TEAM FLY

7 miles from Perdido Key, the Blue Angels practice at the Naval Air Station most Tuesdays and Wednesdays through November. After practice, the team visits the Naval Aviation Museum for autographs and questions. The Museum has restored aircraft, interactive cockpit trainers for kids, a restaurant, gift shop and IMAX theatre. Other attractions include The Blue Wahoos, minor baseball games, kid`s arcades, Ferris Wheel and zip lines at the Wharf.

Fishing and Boating - SEE WILD DOLPHINS FROLIC RIGHT BY YOUR BOAT

The possibilities are endless-deep sea fishing or inland charters, dolphin cruises, Catamaran sunset cruises, boat and jet ski rentals. Bringing your boat? Our local marinas are very accommodating.

Golf - COURSES FRAMED BY THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF PERDIDO KEY

Perdido Key has two world-class golf courses. Perdido Bay Golf Club was the former site of the Pensacola Open for 10 years and continues to hold its integrity as a premier championship golf course. Lost Key Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer-designed Audobon Silver Signature Sanctuary.

Groceries - EASY MEAL-PLANNING THAT`S AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE

Shop Publix which has a bakery, deli, flower shop, organic foods, seafood market and liquor store. Rotisserie chicken and a hot bar coupled with prepared salads will make vacation meal-planning effortless. Winn Dixie and seafood markets are also in close proximity. Ask Perdido Bay Seafood to steam your shrimp (choose mild, medium or spicy) at no additional cost.

Movies - THE BIG SCREEN IS ALWAYS FUN ON VACATION

The closest theatre to Perdido Key is at The Wharf at Orange Beach (about 25 minutes). It`s a large Carmike Theatre which offers lots of choices. Added bonus-the Wharf has shopping, dining and amusements. The Southern Grind, one of our favorites, is a unique coffee, sandwich, gift shop.

Nightlife - CHECK OUT PERDIDO KEY`S LIVELY RESTAURANTS, NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS WITH MUSIC

Perdido Key is a place where the young and the young-at-heart meet to socialize, dance and imbibe at our local establishments. Each is unique but all know how to pour on down-home Southern hospitality. Local musicians and bands from country to rock are always playing somewhere on the Key.

Outdoor Adventure - FROM DIVING THE REEF TO HISTORIC TOURS-IT`S ALL HERE

Divers will love our man-made reef on the east end of Perdido Key near the National Seashore. If you prefer a view from above, Parasailing offers aerial views of the Gulf of Mexico and its inhabitants. Prefer low-key adventure? Visit Historic Fort Barrancas or the Pensacola Lighthouse-both just 7 miles from Perdido Key at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Salon Services - BEACH FOOTWARE-FLIP FLOPS--A PEDICURE- MANDATORY!

Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage, healing yoga class or a mani-pedi. All are that perfect addition to a totally relaxing vacation at the beach.

Shopping - A VACATION ISN`T COMPLETE WITHOUT SHOPPING

Forget your bathing suit? No problem! On Perdido Key, you`ll find Villagio Town Center with a variety of clothing, novelty and art shops. Perdido Key Trading Company offers affordable to upscale beachwear and souvenirs. The surrounding areas offer a wide array of shopping opportunities like the Tanger Outlet mall for discount designer stores and The Wharf for wonderful specialty shops.

State and National Parks - PERDIDO KEY`S WETLANDS, WOODS AND BEACHES ARE PERFECT FOR BIKING, HIKING, KAYAKING

Visit our untouched National Seashore, no condos, just miles of beachfront on the southside and the Intracoastal Waterway on the northside. Our Big Lagoon State Park offers exceptional walking and biking trails, boat launches and birding.

Water Sports - WATERVILLE USA IS THE ULTIMATE WATER PARK

20 Acre waterpark and amusement park located in Gulf Shores with the best collection of water rides on the Gulf Coast. Donít miss it!