Relax, you’re on island time when you stay in one of our Perdido Key vacation rentals! Perdido translates to "lost" in Spanish, so let your mind wander into the sun-kissed horizon and your toes wiggle idly in the white-sand beaches. The Sunshine State is calling, and this intimate island is the ideal sub-tropic getaway for lovers rekindling that spark, and families seeking relaxation.
Where is Perdido Key, Florida?
The barrier island in northwest Florida is located within a string of islands among the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Bridges connect Perdido Key to the Florida mainland, the state of Alabama, and Pensacola. Stretching no more than a few hundred yards wide in some places, and only 16 miles long, this gorgeous island is one of the remaining protected wilderness areas in the Florida Panhandle, offering miles of hiking trails, kayaking and sailing opportunities, and wildlife viewing.
Things to Do in Perdido Key
While this area is peaceful and relaxing first and foremost, there’s still something for everyone to enjoy when staying in a Perdido Key vacation rental! Little ones will love exploring Perdido Kids Park, a multi-leveled wooden play area which includes a turtle slide, pirate ship, lighthouse, two forts, and Blue Angels planes to crawl on. The Perdido Key Events Chamber hosts fun runs, art and wine festivals, and Segway tours, and the island’s iconic lounge and oyster bar Flora-Bama hosts quirky events like mullet tosses, songwriting festivals, fishing rodeos, and polar bear plunges!
Outdoor Recreation in Perdido Key
Our Perdido Key vacation rentals are surrounded by untamed natural habitat and sailing waters. Perdido Key State Park offers 290 acres of rolling sand dunes, sprinkled with sea oats. The calm beaches offer picnic pavilions and pristine grounds for sunbathing. Nearby, Big Lagoon State Recreation Area offers 655 acres of saltwater marshes and pine flatwoods. The park boasts public beaches, picnic shelters, and a boat launch, making it a popular spot for crabbing, fishing, birdwatching, and bicycling. Rent a kayak, standup paddleboard, or board a fishing charter with LittleHeads Kayak Rentals, or discover the Perdido Key Discovery Nature Trail at Johnson Beach, which offers an easy boardwalk hike along the Grand Lagoon.
So go ahead, get lost during a stay at our Perdido Key vacation rentals. The island and beautiful habitat will provide a vacation unlike any other!
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