Beaches

The soft, sugar-white sands and warm turquoise gulf waters of Alabama beaches make up a relaxing oasis. As you step out onto the pillows of white sand beneath your feet, you can instantly feel the salty sea breeze brush against your skin, hear the soothing crash of the waves upon the shore and see the wide open skies above you. Within seconds, you’re transported to a world that you will never want to leave. Add in seafood straight from the Gulf, panoramic views and plenty of fun family activities, and you might find yourself planning your next trip here before the current one is even over.

Beaches

5 things to do when visiting Alabama's Gulf Coast

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is like no other. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas are known for their pristine sugar-white beaches and clear blue water. If you’re planning to visit this summer, here are five things we recommend you put on your must-do list: 

  1. Dine on the water at Cobalt’s - Located in Orange Beach, Cobalt’s is known for its happy hour and waterfront views.  There’s not a bad seat in the house! Majestic waterfront views can be seen from every table whether you are dining inside or out.  Be sure to order the Cobalt Caviar as an appetizer, black beans, edamame, corn, red onion, Roma tomatoes and cilantro tossed in a light vinaigrette and served with tortilla chips.
     
  2. Snorkel the gulf waters- Get up close and personal to some of the creatures of the ocean! Grab your snorkel gear and spend the day snorkeling. You’ll see stingrays, jellyfish, octopuses and crabs. Most local stores have gear readily available for snorkeling. There also are guided tours...
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Outdoors

Weekend Getaways in Alabama

Are you and your significant other in need of a weekend getaway? Alabama has got you covered. From boutique hotels to...
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Food and Drink

Alabama Beer Flight 2: The Gulf Coast

We’re on to our second beer flight as we tour craft breweries all over the state! Just in time for summer, we’re heading...
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Food and Drink

Waterfront Dining on the Gulf

When the view is as important as the dish, you don’t want to miss these four spots for your next waterfront dining...
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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's soaking up the sun or kayaking through the dunes, Alabama has some of the greatest beach experiences waiting for you.

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Gulf Coast Life

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our Coast.

The Wharf

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Fairhope French Quarter

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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Bellingrath Gardens & Home

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The Wharf

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Fairhope French Quarter

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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Bellingrath Gardens & Home

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Find an Alabama Beach Experience

Explore beach locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Hotel Or Motel
13155 Wintzell Avenue
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
Not provided
Guides Tours Or Rides
3733 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
1-hr. or 30 min. rides. Seats six. No children under age two. Eco-touring of the Delta. Gator sightings; night trips. Now have two boats.
Guides Tours Or Rides
20249 Alabama 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
<p><strong>Jean-Michel Cousteau&rsquo;s Ambassadors of the Environment Program at Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism &amp; Sustainability, Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA</strong> - participants can assist in ongoing dune, wetland and for...
Campground
21403 U.S. 98
Foley, AL 36535
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Vacation Rental
1057 West Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542