Spanish for “lost island,” Perdido Key encompasses federal and state parks abundant with wetlands, estuaries and wildlife. It’s so peaceful, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty. Visitors will find plenty to do on Perdido Key, ranked among the nation’s top 20 beaches by “Dr. Beach.” The barrier island features several world renowned parks, including Perdido Key State Park, Big Lagoon State Park and Johnson Beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Perdido Key is also home to the legendary Flora-Bama bar, which straddles the state line, as well as Lost Key Golf Club, a designated Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. Known for its out-of-the-ordinary celebrations, Perdido Key is home to the New Year’s Polar Bear Dip, Martini Festival, Interstate Mullet Toss and the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival.
Go kayaking, charter a boat, watch the dolphins, walk a trail, spend time on the beach, eat some fresh seafood, then see what you can find to do in the afternoon. There is so much to do on Perdido Key, you can spend a lifetime doing it.
With an average temperature of 75 degrees and 343 days of sunshine, it’s surprising the key is a long-hidden retreat that blends together both year-round outdoor activities and an authentic laid-back lifestyle uniquely its own. But we’re not complaining; we like surprises like that, and you will too.