Destination guide

Family fun in Perdido Beach

The town of Perdido Beach hugs the shores of Perdido Bay and is squeezed between Soldier and Palmetto Creek. If you're looking for a family summer vacation, there are few places that measure up to this Alabama hotspot. It might be quieter than most of the retreats along the southern coast, but that doesn't mean you'll be short on things to do. Some like to while away their days on the sandy shores, while others can hop on fishing charters to go after trophy sailfish, or hike along the many trails in the nearby Gulf State Park. There's a lot waiting at your Perdido Beach vacation rental.

Things to do

Over 450 years of history to discover at Perdido Beach

While Perdido Beach attractions might be a little thin on the ground, there's no shortage of things to do in neighboring Pensacola Bay. It's been more than 450 years since European explorers landed on these shores. If you're a history buff, don't miss a visit to the 19th-century sea forts of Barrancas and Pickens. While you're there, try to a make a little time and visit the National Museum of Naval Aviation, which depicts the region's importance to flying history. If you're lucky enough to nab a Perdido Beach vacation rental in June, you can join the Fiesta of Five Flags celebrations.


Over 6,000 acres of adventure in Perdido Beach

If you're looking for adventure, you'll find it at the nearby 6,000-acre Gulf State Park. It's easy to reach and when you arrive you'll have countless opportunities for outdoor family fun. If you've brought your rod, you can kick back and cast in your line from the 2nd-largest pier along the Gulf Coast. The allure of the white-sand beach and turquoise ocean is too much for some. Those who aren't beach dwellers can hike along the backcountry trails, which vary from 1 to 13 miles long. Some of the very same trails were used by the Native Americans for 1000s of years.


Climate in Perdido Beach for your summer rental

If you're looking to escape the city for a little summer break along the Gulf Coast, your best bet is booking up your Perdido Beach vacation rental early, as it's the busiest time of year. Between June and August, families with kids off from school descend to splash around in the cool ocean and catch a little beach time. That said, this far south the climate is mild year-round. If you travel in the shoulder months, the slightly cooler temperature can be more comfortable and there are several nearby festivals and outdoor concerts to immerse yourself in.

Natural features

A twitcher's delight in Perdido Beach

Wildlife lovers who bag a stay at a Perdido Beach vacation rental won't be far from the critters along the coast. This part of the Gulf Coast is used by many of the migrating bird species. If you're a twitcher, don't forget your camera because you're not going to want to miss catching snaps of the black skimmers and blue herons. If you visit at the right time, you might even see Kemp's Ridley or loggerhead turtles hauling themselves up the beach to lay their eggs in the sand, while later in the year the hatchlings break away and make their journey back into the sea.


Beaches near Perdido Beach vacation homes

Perdido Beach has gorgeous beach locations for relaxation and water fun. Vacation homes are available near beach locales like Big Lagoon State Park, a waterfront park with a sandy beach, an observation tower, and opportunities for boating, swimming, and hiking, and Perdido Key Beach, a large natural space with coastal views, abundant wildlife, and sandy beaches. You may also enjoy Johnson’s Beach, a swimming beach with picnic pavilions and amenities.

Family friendly

Family fun near Perdido Beach vacation rentals

Kids will enjoy the array of attractions in Perdido Beach. Vacation rentals can be found near family-friendly attractions like Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, a wetlands park with rare plants and animals viewed by boardwalk, and Dinosaurs in the Woods, a wooded trail with lifelike replicas of dinosaurs. Kids will also like the Perdido Kids Park, a fun park with playgrounds and water rides for all ages.

Can I find a vacation rental around Perdido Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,803 vacation rentals near Perdido Beach. From 280 Houses to 5,397 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Perdido Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Perdido Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Perdido Beach:

  • Orange Beach East: 6,272 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 44 vacation rentals
  • Perdido Key Coves One: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cotton Bayou: 1,246 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Pass: 122 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Perdido Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Perdido Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,301 vacation rentals
  • The Wharf: 10,403 vacation rentals
  • Gulf State Park: 10,466 vacation rentals
  • Fort Pickens: 4,512 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Naval Air Station: 6,214 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Perdido Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Perdido Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 280 Houses in Perdido Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Perdido Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5,397 rentals available
  • Cottages: 15 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Perdido Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5,293 vacation rentals with pool available in Perdido Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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