Check out these cool tips to help plan your Perdido Key vacation!
Make your travel plans early--Visit our accommodations page to check out places to stay on Perdido Key. And don't forget to take advantage of all the freebies and deals available to visitors--check out local coupons here.
Create a vacation budget--Taking a family vacation can sometimes get expensive. Use this trip calculator to see how much gas will cost you to drive to the Key. Be sure to also compare plane ticket prices, which might be cheaper, depending on the season. The Pensacola International Airport is the closest airport, about a 40 minute drive from Perdido Key. Check out our deals page to find out how you can save while you're on the Key!
Pack for the weather--When will you be visiting? If you're coming March - September, be sure to bring your swim gear! Perdido Key's average temperature is a warm 75 degrees and with an estimated 343 days of sunshine, you'll be sure to have lots of fun in the sun at the beach. Click here for the local weather report.
Plan out family meals--Will you be going out to eat or cooking in your condo? Whether you like sushi, burgers, seafood or steak, Perdido Key has tons of restaurants that offer different kinds of experiences. Look through our dining guide or read our blog for ideas on where to eat, or visit the local Publix, located at 13390 Perdido Key Drive, to pick up something to make yourselves.
Create a game plan--There are plenty of things to do while visiting Perdido Key beach, so be sure to plan accordingly. Visit our calendar for a list of activities, and visit our events page to get information on big ticket events you won't want to miss! Review our attractions page for details on where to golf, fish, canoe and more--there's something fun for everyone!
Want to know when the sun will rise and set each day? Sunrise & Sunset Calculator.
Beach chair—so you don't have to chill in the sand!
Sunglasses—to prevent harmful UV rays from reaching your eyes.
Hat—to cover your head and to keep U/V rays off your face.
Water—The average person needs 8 glasses of water per day, and even more when out in the sun. Bring a gallon of water along to prevent dehydration.
Beach umbrella—hide under the umbrella during the sun's most powerful rays, between 10 am and 2 pm.
Good sunscreen—While we usually remember to bring it, we often forget to check the dates. Be sure you know what SPF suits your skin's needs.
Extra jug of water—for sandy feet. Rinse off before you get in the car.
Whistle—a good way to keep track of the kids.
Extra blanket—to keep your belongings out of the sand.
Change of clothes—in case yours happen to get wet.
Entertainment—footballs, bocce balls, frisbees and other beach games. For when you want to hang out of the water.
Book or magazine—keeps mom busy while the kids play. Also acts as face shade when napping.
First aid kit—you never know when someone might get stung by a jellyfish or get sunburned. Always be prepared.
Binoculars—lets you check out dolphins and boats in the distance.
Flip flops—a must-have at the beach. Who wants sand in their tennis shoes?
Camera—for family photo-ops!
Snacks—in case food is too far to walk to.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore
Listen to the recording to find detailed information on: Fort Pickens area, Fort Pickens Road, Fort Pickens camping, Fort Barrancas, Perdido Key area, sea turtles, nesting shore birds, surf warning flags and closures.