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Perdido Key beaches 5.14.10

This past Friday I went out to the beach to record the waves washing up on the shoreline.  Good news, as expected here in Perdido Key, everything is more beautiful than ever!  There is no oil, the sand is still sugar-white and the sunshine this time of year makes it warm on my feet.  The water was somewhere in the upper 70's farenheit, so it is great for playing in the surf and a couple folks told me of great fishing during the past week.  Check out the video to see for yourself... Continue reading

Published on Sunday, May 16, 2010

Oil Spill Travel Updates from Perdido Key, Florida (Continued)

The beaches in Perdido Key remain unaffected and are as beautiful as ever.  The only problem we have experienced as a result of the oil spill is negative media.  Many people are not getting the latest information on the spill or even have incorrect information, thus if you would like to follow this with us please use the official site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Response and Restoration .  Scroll down to the bottom of the site to open the Trajectory Maps.  These maps are updated daily and have helped to reaffirm that it is business as usual here in Perdido Key and we have good reason to believe that it will remain that way. In addition to the NOAA site, luckily, we have a proactive Chamber of Commerce and yesterday (5.13.10) they Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 14, 2010

This comes from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “At this time, Florida’s more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and 663 miles of beaches are open to normal water and beach activities, and VISIT FLORIDA continues to promote Florida as the number one travel destination in the world,” said Governor Charlie Crist. “Today, the message is that the entire state is open for business, and we invite travelers from around the world to come and enjoy the Sunshine State.” “If we are going to remain the trusted source, we have to acknowledge that there may be a potential impact to vacationers down the road and help them to find credible information easily,” said President and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA Chris Thompson. “Our responsibility to the Florida travel industry, as well as the traveling Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oil Spill Travel Updates from Perdido Key, Florida

Currently, there are no impacts to Florida’s 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline and 663 miles of beaches. Our shores are clear and open for business ( http://www.visitflorida.com/ ).  This is great news for our travelers! Speaking of our travelers… one of the guests who recently called in concerned about their reservation said, “JD you need to find a web cam and post the link in your next update.”  I thought that this was a great idea.  The following link will lead you to the Gulf Islands Webcam here on Perdido Key http://www.nps.gov/guis/photosmultimedia/perdido-key-beachcam.htm .  Check it out and see for yourself – Perdido Key looks as good as it ever has! After checking out the web cam you will know firsthand that we are oil-free Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Improving Your Perdido Key Vacation Experience is Our Business

Those behind PerdidoKeyFlorida.com spend a lot of hours trying to think of ways to ensure that our guests have a fantastic time here in Perdido Key, FL.  We want to make sure that our guests get the most from the rentals Perdido Key has to offer every visit.  This is not limited to how great the condos are on the inside, but also that our guests have a good time outside!  Just so you know - The sugar-white sand beaches are still in fact sugar-white.  No oil from the BP spill has made it to Perdido Key and the outlook is favorable for the island for as far out as the experts can accurately predict.  As we all watch this event develop I want to use this opportunity to make sure that our guests are aware of the things to do while in Perdido Key.  Our area... Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 7, 2010

Oil Spill Update for guests with future reservations in Perdido Key 5.6.10

The information from NOAA is telling us that the “latest trajectory forecast shows a potential for westward movement of the oil” ( NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration website ).  Though this is looking more dismal for Louisiana, this is welcomed news for Perdido Key and Pensacola.  And what about their industries which often factor into the enjoyment of our visitor’s vacations? In regards to the impact this is having in industries other than tourism; the charter fishing for our area has not been shut down.  The Federal waters have been restricted as a precautionary measure, but not the State waters ( NOAA Fisheries Service ).  I spoke with Darlene at Aqua Venture Charters (850-492-0003) today and was informed that charters are still allowed Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010

The minimal effect of the Oil Spill in Perdido Key today 5.5.10

Thank goodness that this oil spill is not affecting Perdido Key and though the impact may travel far east from the original leak the local news is telling us that we are in the clear at least through the weekend.  There is no oil on the Pensacola Beach and no oil in Perdido Key.  No tar balls and no oil sheen on the beaches here in Perdido.   Currently, those who are staying in the Perdido Key area are enjoying our white sand beaches and 80 plus degree weather.  The weather forecast is looking good for the next ten days and with a little luck it will continue to trend in the same direction.  We are happy that nothing has washed ashore and we hoping that it stays that way! So what impact has the oil spill had in Perdido Key?  Other than anxiety and... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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