Perdido Key State Park

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Perdido Key State Park
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15301 Perdido Key Drive

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Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Perdido Key State Park is a 247-acre barrier island positioned near Pensacola on the Gulf of Mexico. Here, there are wide swaths of white sandy beaches and undulating sand dunes, sprouting with sea oats and other beach vegetation. Although sunbathing and swimming are the main activities here, surf fishing is also popular. 

Recent visitors appreciated how clean and peaceful this state park is: Some say there are just enough fellow visitors to make Perdido Key feel not completely isolated. Others enjoyed the nearby amenities, including restaurants – perfect for if you work up an appetite. 

This state park is located about a 30-minute drive (about 19 miles) south of Pensacola proper. The park is open from 8 a.m. until sunset daily, and it costs $3 per vehicle or $2 per person for those entering on foot or bicycle. In addition to parking, other on-site facilities include shower stations, restrooms, picnic tables and water fountains. For more information, visit Perdido Key State Park's website

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