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Perdido Key

Perdido Key, which means “Lost Key” in Spanish is a narrow strip of white beaches and aquamarine waters where beachcombing, fishing and sailing are ways of life not just recreation choices. Perdido Key’s unspoiled beaches are the island’s main attractions. Undulating wind built sand dunes are dotted with sea oats, bunch grass and beach grass. Venture to the eastern end of the island to the Gulf Islands National Seashore where swimming, snorkeling, fishing, boating, bird watching and hiking are popular pastimes.

Tee time, anyone? Two exceptional golf courses are easily accessible, the Perdido Bay Golf Club, a links style course, and Lost Key, a target-style design fashioned by Arnold Palmer designated as... more

Perdido Key, which means “Lost Key” in Spanish is a narrow strip of white beaches and aquamarine waters where beachcombing, fishing and sailing are ways of life not just recreation choices. Perdido Key’s unspoiled beaches are the island’s main attractions. Undulating wind built sand dunes are dotted with sea oats, bunch grass and beach grass. Venture to the eastern end of the island to the Gulf Islands National Seashore where swimming, snorkeling, fishing, boating, bird watching and hiking are popular pastimes.

Tee time, anyone? Two exceptional golf courses are easily accessible, the Perdido Bay Golf Club, a links style course, and Lost Key, a target-style design fashioned by Arnold Palmer designated as an Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. Other preferred activities on Perdido Key include dolphin watching excursions, moonlight cruises and sailing tours.

Perdido Key is also known for its out-of-the-ordinary celebrations such as the New Year’s Polar Bear Dip and the Interstate Mullet Toss. For a non-stop celebration, drop by the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key, a beachside oyster bar, beach bar and Gulf Coast cultural landmark.

Pensacola is located only 15 miles from Perdido Key offering a wealth of day trip options to attractions like Historic Pensacola Village, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum and Fort Pickens, a fort built in 1834 and once occupied by federal troops during the Civil War.

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All things to do » Things to do

Big Lagoon State Park
Big Lagoon State Park
The park offers many activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Attraction type: State Parks
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Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
Owner description: Perdido Key’s literal translation means “Lost Key,” so named by the early Spanish who discovered it in 1693. Until then, the Key was the well-kept secret of gulf coast Native... more Owner description: Perdido Key’s literal translation means “Lost Key,” so named by the early Spanish who discovered it in 1693. Until then, the Key was the well-kept secret of gulf coast Native Americans – Perdido Key’s first inhabitants. Bridges link Perdido Key to the Florida mainland and neighboring Alabama. Those who have visited our emerald green waters and sugar white sands will agree that this “Lost” island is definitely worth discovering! less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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National Naval Aviation Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum(Pensacola)
Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the... more Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. less
Attraction type: Military Museums; Specialty Museums
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Pensacola Naval Air Station
Pensacola Naval Air Station(Pensacola)
Owner description: Homebase for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, Pensacola NAS is also home to the Pensacola Lighthouse, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and Fort... more Owner description: Homebase for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, Pensacola NAS is also home to the Pensacola Lighthouse, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and Fort Barrancas, an early 19th-century garrison. less
Attraction type: Military Bases & Facilities
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Blue Wahoos Ballpark
Blue Wahoos Ballpark(Pensacola)
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Perdido Key
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Crab Trap Restaurant & Bar
The Crab Trap Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Perdido Key
Price: $9 - $28
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shrimp Basket
Shrimp Basket
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Perdido Key
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
Ranked #4 of 21 Restaurants in Perdido Key
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sunset Grille
Sunset Grille
Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Perdido Key
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sandy Key Condominiums
Sandy Key Condominiums
$110 - $207
Perdido Sun
3.5 of 5
Perdido Sun
$99 - $320

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Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola/Gulf Breeze
$93 - $177
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Gulf Breeze
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Eden Condominiums
Eden Condominiums
$140 - $405
Purple Parrot Village Resort
3.5 of 5
Purple Parrot Village Resort
$181 - $295
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Palacio Condominiums
3.0 of 5
Palacio Condominiums
$209 - $325
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Indigo Condominiums
4.0 of 5
Indigo Condominiums
$196 - $345
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Turquoise Place
4.5 of 5
Turquoise Place
$298 - $1,086
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Orange Beach
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.