Perdido Key offers many activities, but perhaps the most famous attraction are the Perdido Key beaches. The most popular is the Johnsons Beach, known for it’s snow white sand and beautiful turquoise blue waters. But there are others worth mentioning as well.
Johnson Beach is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The beach was named after Rosamond Johnson an army private from the Perdido Key area, killed in the Korean conflict. After bringing two wounded soldiers back to safety, Rosamond Johnson was killed when he was returning with the third one. He was the first African-American killed from this area. In his honor – this astounding beach was named after him.
Perdido Key Beach
The Perdido Key Beach frames the emerald waters of Gulf of Mexico. The coastline view and white dunes vegetated with beach grasses offer eye pleasing scenery to locals and visitors alike. The beach doesn’t have a precise start and end. It is rather a bunch of public beaches along the Perdido Key Drive. The beach is mostly open to the public and not too crowded. Perdido Beach stretches all the way to Orange Beach, Alabama.
Only 3-minute canoe ride away is the Pensacola Beach. If you don’t have a canoe – it will take you about 45 minutes to get there by car. Even though more crowded – this unincorporated community offers the 60s’ Hawaiian feel that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Pensacola Beach is known for its beautiful waters and the wide range of fish on this barrier island.
These beaches may be different in popularity and location, but the one thing that all the beaches have in common is the spectacular scenery and memories they can and will provide.