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Florida Beaches Guide - Perdido Key

Perdido Key, Northwest Panhandle

Maybe you've heard of Perdido Key, but we're guessing you won't be able to find it on a map. Nestled in the Northwest Panhandle, Perdido Key is Florida's best kept secret.

It's home to a preserved environment and natural wildlife including dolphins, loggerhead turtles and Finding Perdido KeyFinding Perdido Keyosprey. But miles of snow white beaches and clear white waters, along with bays, estuaries and wetlands make Perdido Key one of the top rated beaches for swimming.


Accommodations: Furnished condominiums complete with patios and balconies, familiar hotel chains and resorts overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and private cottage rentals.

Perdido Key Local Activities: Explore the natural beauty Perdido Key has to offer. Go deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing, swimming and sunbathing. Spend a day playing rounds at one of the many golf courses less than 2 miles from the coast, or visit Perdido Key State Park and set up a picnic on the beach.

Perdido Key Area Attractions: Visit Below H20 and get an up close and personal experience diving and spear fishing up to 135ft under water. Check out the National Museum of Naval Aviation where you can see and learn about more than 150 restored planes from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guards. If you love animals, visit the Zoo - Gulf Breeze, and spend the day with 700 popular, rare and endangered species.

Perdido Key Area Events:

  • Christmas in the Park (Dec): Enjoy Christmas with fun games, great food and of course, Santa Clause!
  • Blue Angels Air Show (July): Watch with excitement as this air show presents death defying loops and hoops.

Perdido Key Nightlife: Your night has just begun when the sun sets. Perdido Key offers bars and clubs to dance, drink or karaoke the night away. Visit the Jelly Fish Bar on Perdido Key Drive and sip one of their award winning Martinis.

Perdido Key Weather: With spring and summer highs of up to 89F, make sure you pack your sunscreen. Fall and winter hover between 50F to 70F.

Perdido Key Facilities: Perdido Key has public restrooms, showers and picnic tables.

Perdido Key Beach Fees: There is a small entrance fee into parks, plus any fee's included to see special events.

For more information or help planning your next Florida getaway, visit Perdido Beach, Florida.

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