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
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.
Discover miles of white-sand beaches, bustling night life, Adventure Island, deep-sea fishing and The Wharf.
This relaxed island is known for bird watching, historic Fort Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Top 10 Gulf Coast Experiences
No trip to the Gulf Coast is complete without hitting the open water. There’s something for everyone, from dolphin spotting to saltwater fishing.
Explore this 220-acre resort on the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll find stylish accommodations, shopping, dining, a spa, marina, private golf course and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors of all ages can discover science and adventure through the exhibits and IMAX films offered at this museum in downtown Mobile.
There is always something blooming in the gardens of this 65-acre estate that features a 15-room museum home and bayou boardwalk.
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
More than 3,000 anglers from at least 24 states will fish in the Gulf of Mexico for three days for more than $400,000 in cash and prizes across 30 categories.
Held at the Bayou La Batre Community Center, this seafood-tasting event features 30-plus booths with succulent dishes prepared by local and professional chefs. Tickets are limited. 5-8 p.m.
Since 2004, the annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest has welcomed visitors from all over the U.S. and Canada who have come to the prime viewing spot for the fall migration. Event includes more than 20 expertly guided tours on land and water, evening speaker (tours & evening events require advance registration) and a free, family-friendly Bird & Conservation Expo.
Alabama Road Trips
Alabama Road Trip No. 5
Soak up the sun on Alabama's beautiful sugar-white sand beaches.
Alabama Road Trip No. 3
If you're considering a romantic getaway, put Mobile at the top of your list.
Alabama Road Trip No. 16
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.