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Growing up in the Southeast part of the U.S. my parents would take us to the Northwest part of Florida mainly the Destin and Pensacola area where the beaches are pure white and the water an emerald green. I believe things have progressed since the 70’s and 80’s when we visited there in terms of population growth and hotel construction but the beaches have remained the same; pristine and white. Perdido Key Florida is located just a stone’s throw from the Alabama state line and sits just west of Pensacola.
As with most beach destinations, Perdido Key sits on the Gulf of Mexico therefore boogie boarding, surfing, surf-fishing and snorkeling are all apart of the daily beach activities. What stood out to me was the idea of going on a dolphin cruise which are available in the area. A pontoon boat with large viewing windows and a low deck surround the boat for close viewing of dolphins and other marine life that reside in and out of the Orange Beach/Perdido Bay area. Charter fishing is abundant in this part of the Gulf and you can catch snapper, grouper, cobia, mackeral, tuna, wahoo and marlin season to season all about 15-20 miles out in the deep sea.
When at the beach (any beach that is in my opinion) one must temp the tastebuds with local seafood and coastal delights. Blue crab claws, calamari, oysters on the half shell, boiled shrimp and smoked tuna dip just to name a few can be found at the local Perdido Key seafood restaurant. I don’t know about you but hanging out on the beach and in the ocean all day makes me very hungry! With Pensacola just down the street more options in dining, night-life and attractions are available just in case you exhaust all of Perdido Key’s resources.
The Northwest Florida coast is full of oceanfront hotels all ranging from 3 to 5 stars in a quality rating. Other options exist of course. Why not check out renting a Perdido Key vacation condo or townhouse where you have the place all to yourself and pretty much for the same rates if not cheaper than renting a hotel room.
Thinking about a trip to the Gulf of Mexico this summer? Keep Perdido Key in mind when you are planning a Florida beach vacation.
Perdido Key, Fla. By rexhammock
Gentleman Rook Fishing by Paul L. Nettles
Crabs n Beer by SkipSteuart