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13 Dec 2021
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Get out and explore Florida’s natural beauty along the beautiful gulf coast. Beyond the beach be sure to plan some time to experience the incredible Florida wildlife, natural growth, and splendid vistas by foot, on a bike, or in a sporty scoot coupe.

Perdido Key State Park

This park covers 290 acres on Perdido Key. You can walk through the park on boardwalks that are in place to protect the fragile dunes and beach vegetation. There are also endangered species to see, such as shorebirds and sea turtles. This park has picnic tables and a welcoming beach to sunbathe. Bring the family and spend the afternoon on the beach and dunes.

Big Lagoon State Park

Here is a great park if you are interested in various Florida wildlife. Big Lagoon State Park is home to wood-warbler, ducks, sandpipers, and black-bellied plovers. This is also an excellent park for kayaking. You’ll be able to see more of Florida’s wildlife up close. If you would rather stay on dry land, many hiking trails span more than 700 acres.

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

This is a big park as it covers 4,000 acres of land. If you want to see some nature up close, four species of endangered pitcher plants call this park home. Tarkiln Bayou is something you should see for yourself. Because of its size, you are bound to see many different wildlife species such as snapping turtles, alligators, and more.

Blackwater River State Park

If you want to get out on the water, please bring your canoe or kayak to Blackwater River State Park. This is a popular destination for fishing and swimming as well. Several hiking trails will allow you to see the natural beauty of the Panhandle.

Get Out and Explore Florida’s Nature

Don’t spend all of your time on the beach because Florida has incredible wildlife, natural growth, and splendid vistas to enjoy. Visit our travel blog for other hiking, shopping, and dining ideas for your Gulf vacation. Premier Island Management Group manages several properties with waterfront locations close to all the best attractions in the Florida Panhandle. Check out the available properties online or contact us today at 866-976-7530 to start planning your Pensacola Beach vacation.