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Perdido Key State Park, Pensacola

(4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Perdido Key State Park is a 290acre Florida State Park located on a barrier island fifteen miles (24 km) southwest of Pensacola, off S.R. 292, in northwestern Florida. The address is 12301 Gulf Beach Highway.Perdido Key State ParkBarrier islands protect the Florida mainland from the harsh effects of storms and provide habitats for shorebirds and other coastal animals. The wide, white, sandy beaches and the rolling sand dunes covered with sea oats make this a pristine oasis along the rapidly developing panhandle. The beach, which provides excellent opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, is the focal point for public use of the park. Surf fishing is another popular activity. Boardwalks from the parking lot allow visitors to access the beach without causing damage to the fragile dunes and beach vegetation. Covered picnic tables overlooking the beach provide a great place for family outings. Located 15mi southwest of Pensacola, off State Road 292.Several endangered species inhabit, nest on or use this park. Most notable of these is the Perdido Key beach mouse. This mouse is one of the North America’s rarest mammals and only currently exists in two places on earth, both of which are located on Perdido Key. The Johnson Beach Unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore is the other location. The mouse was reintroduced to the park in February 2000 after several years of being absent from the park. Originally, three pairs of juvenile mice were translocated from Johnson Beach, followed by an additional 16 pairs of juvenile mice the following year. The population of this mouse can vary greatly depending on the time of year and recent weather conditions, as well as the presence of house cats.Loggerhead sea turtles use the beach to nest each year. Occasionally green and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles will nest within the park boundary as well.
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  • Great place to walk along the white sands while looking out a the turquoise waters, the beach was not over crowded and was a great place for pictures with our daughters. Highly recommend visiting Perd...  more »
  • This is a very nice stretch of a white, sandy beach and emerald green water you can enjoy without all the crowd you would experience in some of the more touristy areas of the beach. This state park re...  more »
  • I have visited Perdido Key several timesaver the years. Perdido Key is an amazing place to take your family or just take some time to enjoy creation. This park on the key has a beautiful white sandy b...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful half mile walk from our condo. We walk it every morning while we are here. It's our favorite thing to do . The restrooms are clean and there are drinking fountains. There are posters on the walls telling about the different birds and seashells. It is beautiful, secluded and a great place for photos
  • Beautiful and breathtaking! Plus free showers to wash off the sand. Decent enough bathrooms.
  • Loved it! Family loved it. Quiet . Untouched gem !!
  • One of the most beautiful beach around. We Navarre Beach also love Johnson Beach, and Navarre Beach. It's so worth it to get past Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to this gem. That is if you like things a little more quiet and want to see more wildlife.
  • Beautiful beach. No frills simple and quiet