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 make the short drive across the water will agree that this “Lost” island is definitely worth discovering.
“A part of Florida’s Emerald Coast and the self-proclaimed Redneck Riviera, Perdido Key boasts the soft, sugar white sand and warm, calm, clear blue waters that define this part of the Gulf coast. Simply put, the beaches here are spectacular. …” — Vicki P., Colorado
“Perhaps the prettiest beach I have ever been on. The sand is white they have sea oats just blowing from the nice ocean air. …” — Lorraine N., Minnesota
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.