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Park in Perdido Key

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

This fascinating park preserves ecosystems that run from wet prairie to sandy shoreline to the eponymous Tarkiln Bayou, an eerie, alluring spill of dark water, brightly flowering plants and thin trees. Peppered thro…
State Park in Perdido Key

Big Lagoon State Park

Get a taste of the wilds on the Panhandle at Big Lagoon, a quilt of salt marshes, pine forest, bays, ponds and beaches, all interconnected by boardwalks and easy walking trails. Bird-watchers will be in heaven, whic…
State Park in Perdido Key

Perdido Key State Park

This alluring coastal state park protects the 247-acre barrier island of the same name, a windblown, sand-strewn landscape of rolling dunes, tufts of beach grass and the soft bending sea oats that give the region su…
Cultural in Perdido Key

Interstate Mullet Toss

Every year, on the last full weekend in April, locals gather on both sides of the Florida–Alabama state line for a time-honored tradition: the mullet toss. The idea – apart from a very fine excuse for a party – is t…
Bar in Perdido Key

Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar

This legendary bar and roadhouse just east of the state line hosts the annual mullet toss and Polar Bear Dip (a New Year's dip in the cold sea – comes with a free drink). Flora-Bama has tried to get mullet tossing i…
Music in Perdido Key

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

This 10-day concert series features hundreds of singer-songwriters performing around the Gulf Coast region, including Perdido Key and Pensacola.