Things to do in Perdido Key

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!

Photography - Daymaker Photograpy and Design

We have partnered with Daymaker Photography and Design to offer family portraits during your next vacation! Now you can bring home beautiful beach portraits of your family! We also offer Senior pictures, maternity and infant photos, and even event photography! Call Daymaker Photography today to get your customized quote!

Phone: (850) 830-7577

Website: daymakerphotography.com

Churches - THE VOICE OF THE OCEAN SPEAKS TO THE SOUL

Find a place to worship at one of the local Perdido Key churches. Flora-Bama offers “Worship on the Water” on Sunday’s at 9 am and 11 am - a great worship experience on the beach. There are nearby churches for all denominations and worship styles. Check out the list below for more details about churches to attend during your next vacation with Perdido Realty Vacations!

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

Day trips are a great way to explore the surrounding area of Perdido Key, especially on those days when you need a break from the sun! While you are visiting Perdido Key, explore some nearby attractions like the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, or the Zooland Interactive Animal Park - they are some of the most popular among our guests. Get all the details for your Perdido Keys day trip in the list below!

Dining - FOOD TASTES BETTER AT THE BEACH

Food always tastes better at the beach - especially if someone else is cooking! Enjoy the local dining in Perdido Keys, where many of the restaurants are family owned and operated for 30+ years. The services are great, and the seafood is delicious! There are many different cuisine options, which makes finding a place to eat easy for the whole family! In a family-friendly community, the kids have fun eating out too, with most places offering a kid’s menu.

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

We aim to make your vacation as stress-free as possible, and often times packing is a large part of preparing and ensuring your stay is comfortable and enjoyable! We have relationships with some local companies who offer all of the beach equipment you need to enjoy your vacation without having to pack it all! Rent beach chairs, umbrellas, beach wheelchairs, and baby equipment. Check out the list below for more details!

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

Plan your next vacation to Perdido Key, and experience the surrounding beaches who host a number of events and festivals throughout the year. Many of our guests travel from around the world to take part in the Flora-Bama Mullet Toss that takes place in April each year. This festival is exactly what it sounds like - a fish throwing competition! People gather as spectators and to join in the fun of throwing a Mullet across the Florida-Alabama state line.

The Songwriter’s Festival in November is another popular Perdido Key event, along with the Shrimp Festival in October which takes place on the Gulf Shores. Book your next vacation with Perdido Realty Vacations and you are sure to find great local entertainment!

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. All of these activities are perfect for families visiting Perdido Key.

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

The possibilities are endless for fishing and boating in Perdido Key, Florida--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!

When you think of relaxation do you imagine yourself in a tranquil spa? Perdido Key has a number of spas and salons where you can indulge yourself with massages, mani-pedis, yoga classes and more! A trip to the spa is a perfect addition to your beach vacation, and Perdido Key has many options to choose from. Get the details in the list below and start planning the ultimate relaxation getaway!

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

For those of you looking to explore the local scenery, the nearby state and national parks are a great way to immerse yourself into the nature that surrounds Perdido Key. Visitors especially enjoy the untouched National Seashore - where miles of sandy beach stretches along the southside without any signs of development! The Intracoastal Waterway on the north side is another favorite among our guests. The Big Lagoon State Park offers amazing walking and biking trails as well as boat launches and birding!

Water Sports - WATERVILLE USA IS THE ULTIMATE WATER PARK

Make great memories with your family on your next vacation by visiting one of Perdido Keys local water parks, or with a guided water sports tour or rental. The list of local companies and business below are all great options for family fun - offering all of the equipment and toys you need to enjoy the beautiful water that Perdido Key has to offer.

We recommend you visit Waterville USA - a 20-acre water park and amusement park located in Gulf Shores with the best collection of water rides on the Gulf Coast.