Why Perdido Key?
Perdido Key is more secluded than nearby coastal towns and has a more relaxing and cozy feel. This 16-mile stretch of sandy-white beach lies between Pensacola and Orange Beach, Alabama, with around 60% of the town in federal or state parks. Perdido Key’s translation is “Lost Key,” and that’s the exact vibe here—a sleepy little beach town to “get lost” in on island time. The protected shoreline is full of nature’s beauty, and development is limited to keep this area quiet and comfy.
Big Lagoon State Park
Big Lagoon State Park has many outdoor activities to choose from if you have more of an adventurous side. You can go boating, fishing, hiking, camping, paddling, bicycling, or swimming. There are also picnic tables and grills for a gathering with friends or a family reunion.
The park is also a gateway to the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Here you can see native birds, a variety of ducks, sandpipers, and much more. Be sure to bring your binoculars or rent one from the park.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge, Package, and Oyster Bar
While Perdido Key is a quiet beach town, it contains a very popular spot that entertains both locals and tourists. The world-famous Flora-Bama has been entertaining the area since 1964. It sits right along the Orange Beach, Alabama, and Perdido, Florida line, hence the combined name.
Known as a “honky-tonk on the beach,” this place is open 365 days a year, with a host of talented musicians taking the stages daily. With five stages to choose from, you’ll enjoy country, rock, and beach music while sipping on your favorite cocktail. If you get hungry, you can feast on oysters, burgers, and many other yummy foods without having to leave the place. Be sure to check out the many annual events, too.
Jaco’s, Perdido Key
With Jaco’s being a popular restaurant in downtown Pensacola, the owners decided to expand and serve Perdido Key, as well. The menu offers the same mouth-watering dishes as the location in Pensacola and is known as the best restaurant and bar in Perdido.
Purple Parrot Tiki Bar and Grill
This unique spot is located in the heart of Perdido. This place is also a resort with a wide range of colorful, two-story vacation rentals to accommodate any family or friends that may come visit you. This gated community offers an alternative to the busy high-rise condos on the beach.
If you’re a local, you can enjoy live music at the Tiki Bar. Open to the public, they have a wide variety of musicians to listen to, and it’s always a good time.
The Jellyfish Restaurant
If you want seafood, this restaurant can cater to whatever strikes your mood. They have daily and weekly specials with both indoor and outdoor seating. They have a lunch a dinner menu, as well as sushi.
Perdido Key Sports Bar and Grill
This dive is a local favorite and serves up good ole American food. Go to watch your favorite sports team, have lunch or dinner, or check out some live music while soaking up the laid-back beach vibe of this place.
Hub Stacy’s at the Point
Hub’s is another great spot to grab one of the best sandwiches on the coast and catch some live music. You can even arrive by boat at Galvez Landing. Live Oaks surround this quaint little place with indoor and outdoor seating. They have karaoke, too!
Schools and Education
If you want a school within Perdido, Perdido School serves students from grades K through 8 in the North Baldwin County community. Students in high school will be in the Escambia County School District with many choices to choose from. The realtors from aDoor Real Estate will help you select a location within your desired school district.
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