What to Do in Perdido Key for Families

    By Jill Martin

    I’ve got a secret to share with you: It's Perdido Key. This is a relatively unknown Florida beach destination that’s right between Pensacola and Alabama. For families looking for what to do in Perdido Key, they will find plenty. Here are a few quick facts about Perdido Key to tempt you:
    • It’s really inexpensive (especially compared to other beach towns)
    • 61% of the island is protected park land
    • It’s an authentic, ‘Old Florida’ beach experience
    • Snow-white beaches
    • Crystal-blue waters
    • Perdido Key means ‘Lost Key’ in Spanish – and it really is!
    • Bridges link Perdido Key to Florida’s mainland so it's off the beaten path
    • Average annual temperature? A balmy 75Ë?
    • A whopping 343 days of sunshine each year

    Sounds great, but what to do in Perdido Key?

    • Ride a Ferris Wheel
    • Search for sea shells and sand dollars
    • Do hands-on science with your kids at the Gulf Coast Emporium
    • Watch the dolphin show at the Ft. Walton Beach Gulfarium
    • Ride a lady bug at the state-of-the-art Perdido Kids Park
    • Go crabbing at Little Lagoon Pass
    • Float down the lazy river at Sam’s Fun City
    • Witness a sea turtle hatching
    • Visit Gulf Island National Seashore
    • Hike a nature trail