In addition to your own private waterfront, Johnson's Beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore is 2½ miles away over breathtaking Theo Barrs Bridge. To get there you can run, ride bikes, drive, or take your boat (see map).The whole area is famous for it's incredible sugar white beaches, the sand being composed of 99% quartz. Perdido Key's Johnson Beach was ranked in, “Dr. Beaches,” 20 Best Beaches in the World in 2001.
Johnson's Beach, Johnson's Beach Sound Side, Perdido Key State Park, Gulf Shores Public Beach, and Pensacola Beach are all among the area's beaches that have been certified as clean, healthy, and environmentally well managed 'Blue Wave' Beaches. This award by the Clean Beach Council is an environmental certification for beaches — it rates these beaches as clean and safe.
There's myriad other great beaches and all sorts of things to do in, on, and near the water, from fresh to salt water, and everything in between. From inland creeks and rivers to the great bays of Escambia, Pensacola, Perdido, and Mobile and out through the Intercoastal waterway on to the Gulf of Mexico it's all waiting to be kayaked, canoed, tubed, rafted, water-skied, jet-skied, para-sailed, surfed, boogie-boarded, swam, fished, scuba–ed, snorkeled, and played in!