We drive through the island, but never stop when going to Mobile and Biloxi from Panama City but have never stopped. Beautiful drive, though.
From Pensacola Tourist Magazine.
NAME COMES FROM-- Spaninsh for "lost."
BIG LAGOON STATE PARK-- On the Intercoastal Waterway, 689 acres. Great views from 40-ft tower.
FORT McREE RUINS-- pre-Civil War fort, accessible only by boat. Built to guard entrance to Pensacola Bay (Fort Pickens on the other side). At Perdido Key's eastern-most point. Definitely something I would like to see. I had read that it was no longer there. Of course, not having a boat in Florida could be a problem for me.
JOHNSON BEACH, GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE-- National Park, covers eastern end of the island. Lots to do here. $8 admission
ROSAMOND MONUMENT, JOHNSON BEACH-- honors Escambia County resident for his service in Korean War. Died at age 17 rescuing wounded soldiers.
Maybe, We'll Have to Stop next Time Through. --RoadDog