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Situated west of Pensacola Beach within the Gulf Island National Seashore, Perdido Key Beach is a barrier island featuring tons of wildlife and award-winning powder-white beaches perfect for surfing, swimming, fishing or just kicking back in a beach chair. The area is also home to protected dunes and the remains of Fort McRae, circa 1836.

Top Things to do at Perdido Key Beach:

  • Enjoy accessible bird watching along the Perdido Key Discovery [Boardwalk] Trail
  • Johnson Beach hosts two large parking lots, restrooms, outdoor showers, and picnic pavilions
  • Visit tidal outlets in Big Lagoon State Park
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Perdido Key State Recreation Area

This protected shoreline and dune area is comprised of 247 acres and stretches west into the Perdido Key State Recreation Area. For quieter fishing, swimming, hiking, and relaxing head to this westernmost state park.

Parking at Perdido Beach

You can park along Johnson Beach Road unless otherwise posted.