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Alabama Beaches

The Gulf Coast’s best-kept secret

Whether you want peaceful seclusion, an adrenaline rush or bustling night life, you’re sure to find it on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Choose your own adventure – hike miles of trails, go on a dolphin sightseeing tour, and discover endless waterways via kayak or canoe. If you’re an angler, chartering a fishing boat is a must. World-class golf is offered at more than a dozen destinations, including the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. And don't get us started on the food. Abundant Gulf crab, shrimp, oysters and fish make Alabama’s beaches a seafood lover’s paradise.

What are you waiting for? Come discover the relaxing effects of our turquoise waters and sugar-white sands.


Beaches & Gulf Coast


Gulf Shores

Enjoy turquoise waters, sugar-white beaches, Gulf State Park and Fort Morgan Historic Site and Museum.



Rich with moss-draped live oaks, Fairhope offers boutiques, cafes, art galleries and panoramic bay views.


Orange Beach

Discover miles of white-sand beaches, bustling night life, Adventure Island, deep-sea fishing and The Wharf.


Dauphin Island

This relaxed island is known for bird watching, historic Fort Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Top 10 Gulf Coast Experiences


Charter a fishing boat

No trip to the Gulf Coast is complete without hitting the open water. There’s something for everyone, from dolphin spotting to saltwater fishing.


Visit The Wharf

Explore this 220-acre resort on the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll find stylish accommodations, shopping, dining, a spa, marina, private golf course and more.


Bird-watch on Dauphin Island

One of the top four locations in North America for viewing spring bird migrations, this sanctuary consists of 137 acres of maritime forests, marshes and dunes.


Shop in Fairhope

Home to the largest crape myrtle in the South, the charming, laid-back town of Fairhope has plenty of unique shops and gorgeous scenery to enjoy.


Explore Fort Morgan

Roam the grounds of historic Fort Morgan and see history come to life through reenactments, candlelit tours and a variety of other programs offered for all ages.


Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is packed to the gills with amazing seafood restaurants that bring you the catch of the day and the best of the bay.


Play on the RTJ Golf Trail

Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a collection of 468 holes at 11 sites, stretches from Muscle Shoals to Mobile and every corner in between.


Discover the Gulf Coast Exploreum

Visitors of all ages can discover science and adventure through the exhibits and IMAX films offered at this museum in downtown Mobile.


Tour Bellingrath Gardens

There is always something blooming in the gardens of this 65-acre estate that features a 15-room museum home and bayou boardwalk.


See the USS Alabama

Explore the mighty battleship, winner of nine battle stars in World War II, at one of America’s most impressive military parks.

Featured Gulf Coast Events


National Shrimp Festival

The Annual National Shrimp Festival presented by Zatarain’s, and supported in part by our wonderful sponsors, is held each year during the second full weekend in October on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores.


Colonial Isle Dauphine

Come and explore life on ‘Isle Dauphine’ in the 1700-1800’s as a French, British and Spanish soldier. The soldiers will go through drills and fire the cannon. Visitors can see the Fort’s authentic Blacksmith demonstrating his craft.


Frank Brown Songwriters Festival

The festival provides an atmosphere to promote all writers, whether they had written hit songs which made people open their eyes and view the world in a different way or they are aspiring writers and musicians who knew they could do the same but needed a forum in order to get their music out to the world.


Alabama Road Trips

Alabama Road Trip No. 5

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Spring Break at the Beach

Soak up the sun on Alabama's beautiful sugar-white sand beaches.

Alabama Road Trip No. 3

Mobile: A Romantic Getaway

If you're considering a romantic getaway, put Mobile at the top of your list.

Alabama Road Trip No. 16

Eastern Shore: Girlfriends Bay Getaway

Experience a girlfriends getaway on Alabama’s Eastern Shore where the charming small town of Fairhope offers boutiques, bistros, art and the highest rated Marriott spa in the world just down the road. As you cruise along Scenic Highway 98 to Fairhope, you’ll drive under canopies of oak trees draped with Spanish moss.