Perdido Key Vacation Guide

Where To Eat, Shop, Play, And Stay in Perdido Key FL

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About Perdido Key

Where To Eat, Play, And Stay In Perdido Key FL

Located in Florida's northwest, Perdido Key lies on a narrow strip of land that stretches from Florida to Alabama. Perdido Key, a translation of 'lost' key in Spanish, is truly a hidden gem to discover for its abundant wildlife, beautiful beaches, and quaint city-centre.

Stretching some 16 miles, Perdido Key offers a destination that effortlessly combines Floridian culture with a touch of Southern charm. This island offers a wide variety of fun and affordable activities from exploring the many wildlife parks, to boating, to local shopping and dining. Both land and ocean lovers are able to construct their ideal itineraries with the many things to do and see around the island.


Cities in Perdido Key

Perdido Key FL is located in the Northwest Panhandle of Florida, between Pensacola, Florida, and Orange Beach, Alabama.

Almost 60 percent of Perdido Key FL is in federal or state parks – making it one of the last remaining unblemished stretches of wilderness in the Florida Panhandle.

Cities near Perdido Key FL

  • Warrington, FL
  • Myrtle Grove, FL
  • West Pensacola, FL
  • Bellview, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Brent, FL
  • Ensley, FL
  • Ferry Pass, FL
  • Fairhope, AL
  • Daphne, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Wright, FL
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Prichard, AL
  • Saraland, AL

Perdido Key FL zip code: 32507

Perdido Key FL Area Code: 850

Perdido Key FL is located in Escambia County

Perdido Key

Perdido Key


Highlights of Perdido Key

Highlights of Perdido Key

  • Many beautiful white-sand beaches! 
  • A variety of restaurants and golf courses
  • An abundance of state parks, like the Perdido Key State Park, offering beaches, camping grounds, and walking trails. 
  • Old River area has a hidden canoe/kayak launching point that lets you paddle through nature and experience the wildlife that Perdido Key has to offer. 
  • Fort Barrancas is a 19th-century historical monument that is definitely worth exploring.
  • The SanRoc Cay Marina is an entertainment district known for its shopping and dining options, all the while close to an ocean-side view.   

Things to do in Perdido Key

Discover The Ultimate List Of Things To Do In Perdido Key FL

Perdido Key offers a wide variety of activities on both land and sea. It's easy to write up an itinerary for this destination, whether you're looking to unwind or explore! Here's our list of some things to do when you visit Perdido Key to help you plan your stay: 

  • Johnson Beach, Perdido Key Beach, and Opal Beach are a few spots to spend the day surfing, swimming, and sunbathing. You can beat the crowd at any of these! 
  • Boating (Both for fishing and touring. Both guided tours and boat rentals are available).
  • Fishing (Beach, boat and pier fishing).
  • Try deep-sea fishing.
  • Visit the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
  • There are plenty of services that offer water sport activities, like jet-skiing and paddle-boarding.
  • Explore the many parks, including the Perdido Key State Park, Blue Angel Park, and Innerarity Park. You're sure to catch a glimpse of wildlife! 
  • Visit Fort Barrancas. 
  • Take a day trip to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.
  • Local boutique shops and shopping centers are located on and near Perdido Key.  
  • Enjoy delicious Floridian cuisine in restaurants, from casual to fine dining.

Explore Perdido Key

Food & Drinks

  • Perdido Key is abundant in one-of-a-kind restaurants and fun bars. The island offers a wide variety of delicious dining choices, anything from seafood to Mexican cuisine. You're sure to find something to satisfy your cravings! Below, we have compiled a list of some must-try places for dining in Perdido Key, Florida:
  • Check out The Jellyfish for Japanese fusion cuisine. Their sushi is a must-try!  
  • Flora-Bama Yacht Club is a staple on Orange Beach. Access to the restaurant is possible by car or boat! You can grab a delicious bite to eat while enjoying a beautiful view of the river. 
  • If you're craving a good pizza, then Lillian's Pizza grille is a must!  
  • There is no shortage of fresh seafood on the island. Be sure to add Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant to your list. 
  • Not to worry if you're vegan or vegetarian! There are plenty of yummy options to choose from like Cobalt The Restaurant, Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina, Barefoot Island Grill, or Big Fish Restaurant & Bar. 
  • Looking to dive into the island's bar scene? Head over to Hub Stacey's at the Point and Flora-Bama Ole River Grill.  


Where To Find Vacation Rentals In Perdido Key FL

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Transportation for Perdido Key

Transportation To And On Perdido Key

Flying To Perdido Key FL

Pensacola Airport - (PNS)

Pensacola International Airport is the closest commercial airport to Perdido Key. It has a travel time of 32 minutes by car to the island. This airport is serviced by six major carriers, including: American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways, Southwest, and United. Check their website for a full list of non-stop flight destinations. 

Taxis, limos, shuttles, Uber, Lyft, and rental cars are available

Fort Walton Beach - (VPS)

Situated a bit further, Fort Walton Beach Airport is 1h 30 mins. from Perdido Key by car. This airport is serviced by five major airlines, including: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and United. Flying into VPS is a good option for flights that are not available to Pensacola International Airport. 

Taxis, limos, shuttles, Uber, Lyft, and rental cars are available

Mobile Regional Airport - (MOB)

Mobile Regional Airport is located in Alabama, situated 1h 30 mins. from Perdido Key by car. This airport is serviced by three major airline carriers, including: Delta, United, and American Airlines. MOB offers non-stop flights from the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, and Dallas. 

Taxis, limos, shuttles, Uber, Lyft, and rental cars are available


Transportation on Perdido Key 

We've compiled a helpful list of transportation options to get you to and from the airports, as well as around the city of Naples. While we would recommend renting a car if you want to explore further than just Perdido Key and its surrounding areas, there is a multitude of public and private transport available to get you around the city.

  • Able Shuttle & Taxi

Able Shuttle & Taxi provides transportation services from the Pensacola International Airport. The company operates from Pensacola and offers a shuttle to Perdido Key. They do door-to-door service to and from the airport. Upon request, you do not have to share your ride with other passengers. Although, shared rides offer a special discount. Visit their website to find more information on fares, routes, and how to book tickets. 

  • Coast Cab - Coast Cab is a taxi company who offer their services to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Perdido Key, and Baldwin County. If you're looking to explore the areas beyond Perdido Key, this company is a must! Coast Cab has room for solo travelers and up to 14 passengers. They are open 24/7 and give you tips on the best beaches, bars, or even festivals to visit! They even offer their services through an app, making access easy. Find more details on their website or call (251) 550-0500 or (251) 968-TAXI for more information.

Bike and Boat Rentals

Renting a bike or a boat (or both!) is a fun and unique way to do some sightseeing around Perdido Key. You get to tour the island while getting some fresh air and experiencing the coastal outdoors. There are various rental services across Perdido Key, just ask your property owner for some recommendations close by. Two recommendations for good places to rent from would be Beach Bike Rentals for bike rentals, and Flora-Bama Marina for boat rentals. Visit their websites for more information on fees and bookings. 


Statistics about Perdido Key

1+ Properties for rent

Prices range from $179/night


Weather for Perdido Key

Year Round Weather On Perdido Key FL

In Perdido Key FL the warmest month is July and the coolest is January.

The warm weather begins at the end of April continues into September.

December through February temperatures around 68-71 F  during the day.

January is typically the coldest month with average temperatures in the mid 50's F


FAQs about Perdido Key

Answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Yes, there are places that rent for monthly stays in Perdido Key that would be perfect for snowbirds and long-term guests.

Dogs are not permitted on Perdido Key beaches, however, there is an enclosed dog park that backs up onto Old River giving dogs water access.

Yes! Use Flarbo's filters to find pet-friendly rentals in Perdido Key for you and your best friend.

Yes, there are family-friendly rentals in Perdido Key that you can search for on FLARBO.
Yes, there are many great Perdido Key, Florida vacation rentals with docks perfect for fishing, boating, and kayaking while on vacation.
You're in luck! You can find vacation rentals by owner right here on Florida Rental By Owner (FLARBO)! Our rental listings are 100% managed by the property owner. Ditch the pesky third-party fees and interference - no middle man (Or woman) here!

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