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A beach-town on the border of Florida and Alabama, Perdido Key, Florida, offers travelers a wide array of things to do.

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Perdido Key, Florida, Visitors Guide

The Northwest Florida Panhandle is home to some of the world's best tourist destinations. With white-sand beaches, emerald waters, and a massive selection of outdoor activities, travelers can live out their dream vacation all in one place. If you're searching for the perfect beach getaway, then Perdido Key, Florida, is perfect for you.

A stones-throw from both Orange Beach, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, the eclectic southern charm of Perdido Key will have you feeling right at home. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by adventuring through several state parks including the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Fishing, watersports, and more incredible activities are right at your fingertips in Perdido Key. If you want to experience the city life, you’re in luck! Pensacola is close by, offering city tours, history, and all the culture you’d expect from a major city in the south.


Enjoy a vacation filled with sunshine during your stay in Perdido Key, Florida! Northwest Florida receives an average of 320 days of sunshine a year. Mid-Western and New England residents, as well as many foreign visitors, find themselves unprepared for the warm, humid climate producing hot, hot, summers, and no dry season.

The "warm season", lasting May 24th to September 30th, produces an average temperature of 83.5 degrees Fahrenheit, while the "cold season", lasting November 30th to March 5th, cools even the bravest beach goers with an average daily temperature of 56 degrees (and a low of only 46 degrees)! Be prepared to dress in layers in the late fall, winter, and early spring, and to peel those layers down to a bathing suit when May comes around.


Perdido Key, Florida in all its majestic beauty attracts visitors searching for a home away from home. While visiting Perdido Key, be sure to visit the Perdido Key State Park. This 290-acre Florida State Park is open from 8am until sunset and allows beach goers a serene environment for a family outing, or romantic day in the sun.

Dining & Nightlife

Perdido Key, Florida offers the best of both worlds with popular Orange Beach, Alabama on one side, and Pensacola on the other. Find plenty of beach bars to wet your whistle and your toes after a long day in the Florida sun.


Beachside Condos and Hotels are popular with visitors to Perdido Key, Florida. The first thing to consider when looking for a rental in the Gulf Coast is: Hotel or Condo?

Hotels typically offer limited amenities, more traditional rental rooms, and less proximity to the beach. But the average Hotel makes up for what it lacks by offering lower and negotiable rates, and 24 hour service.

Many renters consider Condos for their stay because of the large room size (to more easily accommodate larger families and longer stays), and proximity to the beach (many condos are Oceanside and feature gulf views and instant beach access). Also, condo management typically will include family-fun activities and events like movie nights, beach luaus, and pool parties to give guests more bang for their buck. Remember that rates for Rental Homes, Condos, and Hotels fluctuate seasonally. Typically rental rates will increase in the spring and summer, and drop during fall and winter. If interested in booking a rental, always attempt to book in advance for the best prices and availability.

Top 10 Perdido Key Travel Tips

  1. Never underestimate the sun, use sunblock at all times. The white sand may be cool to the touch, but it's also reflecting the sunlight upwards and accelerating the rate at which your skin will tan (or burn).
  2. Perdido Key is a perfect beach for a quiet experience. This small beach town is known for long stretches of uninhabited beach.
  3. The first 2 weeks of June and the last 2 weeks of August are the slower weeks during peak tourist season. The rates are slightly lower and the beach are slightly less crowded.
  4. Winter and Fall lodging rates are typically 30-50% less than what are quoted in Spring and Summer. This is great for most visiting on a budget, however most leisure travelers will notice a lot of tour operations shut down, restaurants are short-staffed, and there are very few events offered.
  5. Most families will find it less expensive to split a 2 or 3 bedroom condo rather than doing separate condos. The savings could be anywhere from 20-30% for each family.
  6. Tour companies are typically slower on Saturdays and Sundays during the peak tourist season (June-August). Look for special deals and offers on these days to save on tickets.
  7. Hurricane season starts through June and run through November. Make sure to check the policy on hurricanes before booking lodging or activities. Some rental agencies are more restrictive than others.
  8. For those travelers who plan on going charter fishing, but don't know what to do with the meat, take it to a local seafood restaurant. Most seafood restaurants will prepare your fish into a meal for a fair price.
  9. Johnson Beach is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. This long stretch of protected coastal land offers pristine beaches, Gulf waters, marine wildlife, and historic landmarks.
  10. The Florida and Alabama border is located on the west side of Perdido Key. On this unique spot lies a popular attraction, Flora-Bama, where people travel for food, entertainment, and watersports.

What is Perdido Key Known for

White Sand Beaches, Watersports, Florida-Alabama Line, Perdido Key State Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore (Johnson Beach), Great Florida Birding Trail

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