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Gulf Shores

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Sugar-white beaches, fresh seafood, championship golf courses, charter fishing trips, wildlife areas and historic sites are just a few of the treasures Gulf Shores has in store for its visitors. Foley, a town about 20 minutes from the Gulf, is a water-sports paradise. Surrounded by back bays and rivers, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and fresh seafood. This area is the perfect getaway and has a little something for everyone.

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What To See & Do

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Tanger Outlet Center

Shop more than 120 true manufacturers’ outlet stores and save up to 70% off original retail prices.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Explore the natural habitats of more than 450 animals at Animal Planet’s “The Little Zoo That Could.”

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

A large migratory bird stopover, this refuge also offers hiking, surfing and fishing.

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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

This fort played a major role during the Civil War and was used in the Spanish-American War and both world wars.

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Gulf Beaches

Enjoy 32 miles of breathtaking, turquoise Gulf water and sugar-white sand. Championship golf, fishing, dining and more activities are available.

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Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

Enjoy the island and pirate theme of the Jean LaFitte and Blackbeard miniature golf courses.

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The Track Family Recreation Center

A fun park with go-kart tracks, bumper boats, kiddie rides, miniature golf, 5,000-square-foot arcade and 110-foot Skycoaster.

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Waterville U.S.A.

An 18-acre amusement park with a completely renovated water park.

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The “Bird of Paradise” Biplane Rides

Take a sightseeing tour over southern Alabama and the Gulf Coast aboard a historic 1928 Travel Air 2000 biplane.

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Gulf Adventures

Enjoy inshore, offshore and back-bay fishing for individuals or groups. Take in the Gulf’s beauty on a dolphin or sightseeing cruise.

Where To Stay

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Gulf Shores Plantation

This resort is eight miles from historic Fort Morgan. Experience the perfect beach vacation with a prime location and excellent amenities.

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Phoenix All Suites

Overlook the Gulf of Mexico in these conveniently located suites.

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Gulf State Park

At Gulf State Park, you'll find cabins, campsites and lakeside cottages in addition to a number of recreational opportunities.

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The Beach Club

The perfect location for a beach retreat, this waterfront home sleeps 17.

Where To Eat

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LuLu’s at Homeport Marina

LuLu’s is a Gulf Coast favorite known for its live music, laid-back approach to food and exciting beach vibe.

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Original Oyster House

Overlooking Big Lagoon, Original Oyster House is famous for its homemade pies.

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Lambert’s Café

Known as “the Home of the Throwed Rolls,” Lambert’s location in Foley has also become known for its meat, vegetables and desserts.

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The Hangout

Enjoy drinking, dancing, live music and the signature Wipeout Burger at the home of the popular Hangout Music Fest.

Area Map

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Area Towns

  • Bay Minette

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    The county seat of Baldwin County, Bay Minette is conveniently located 35 miles from Mobile. This beautiful city boasts a population of about 8,500 and is surrounded by many historic sites and other attractions.

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  • Bayou La Batre

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    Nestled along the peaceful shores of the Mississippi Sound on the Gulf of Mexico, the small, picturesque city of Bayou La Batre is a community steeped in Southern tradition and heritage with a unique French flair. Bayou La Batre is known as the Seafood Capital of Alabama, which means that not only is it an outstanding place to eat seafood, but also to fish. In fact...

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  • Bon Secour

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    Located on the coastline of beautiful Bon Secour Bay in Baldwin County, this town has a rich history and some of the best fishing around. Originally a fishing village in the late 19th century, Bon Secour still provides a variety of seafood to customers near and far.

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  • Citronelle

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    This city in Mobile County sits atop the Citronelle Dome, a salt dome that is still rising.

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  • Daphne

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    Daphne was named by the first postmaster’s wife to recognize the abundance of laurel trees that were once abundant in the area.

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  • Dauphin Island

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    Dauphin Island is a bird watcher's paradise and is part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

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  • Elberta

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    Located in Baldwin County, Elberta is home to the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

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  • Fairhope

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    Fairhope's natural beauty, shopping, entertainment and cafès draw visitors from around the world.

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  • Foley

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    Just minutes from the white-sand beaches, Foley has many influences, including Native Americans, Spanish, French and English.

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  • Fort Morgan

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    This community on the tip of Mobile Point is home to an 1819 fort that served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and both World War I and World War II. The fort played a major role during Battle of Mobile Bay and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

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  • Loxley

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    A town in Baldwin County, Loxley has a population of more than 1,000. It is conveniently located about 10 miles from Daphne and is about a 45-minute drive from Gulf Shores.

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  • Magnolia Springs

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    Magnolia Springs is located at the headwaters of the beautiful Magnolia River, which is the only river route for mail delivery in the continental United States.

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  • Mobile

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    Mobile retains many elements of its French, Spanish and British past along with its Southern hospitality.

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  • Mt. Vernon

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    Situated in beautiful Mobile County about 20 miles north of Mobile, Mt. Vernon has a population of 1,500.

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  • Orange Beach

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    The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts history, culture and 32 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches.

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  • Perdido

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    Nestled on the northern shore of Perdido Bay, this town has a population of about 500. It is located conveniently about 20 miles from Orange Beach.

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  • Point Clear

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    Located in Baldwin County, Point Clear has a population of 2,125.

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  • Robertsdale

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    Founded in 1905, this city is called the hub of Baldwin County. It has a population of more than 3,500 and is conveniently located near Gulf Shores and Mobile.

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  • Saraland

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    The third largest city in Mobile County, Saraland is a suburb of Mobile with a population of more than 13,000.

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  • Silverhill

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    This town is home to the Wales West Light Railway, a replica of a Welsh mountain railway. It is located in Baldwin County and has a population of more than 600.

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  • Spanish Fort

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    Spanish Fort was incorporated in July 1993, but its beginnings date back to 1781 after the American Revolution

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  • Stockton

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    The nearest community to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, Stockton is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County.

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  • Summerdale

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    Located close to the beaches of Alabama, Summerdale has a population of more than 650.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

The Mobile Regional Airport is a joint public and military-use airport serviced by four airlines offering 50 daily flights to and from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Atlanta.

Mobile Regional Airport
8400 Airport Blvd.
Mobile , AL 36608

(251) 633-4510

The Gulf Coast is accessible via Interstate 10, the southern terminus for Interstate 65.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Mobile. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

2545 Government Blvd.
Mobile , AL 36606

(251) 478-6089