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.

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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Weekend Getaways in Alabama

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Alabama Beer Flight 2: The Gulf Coast

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Waterfront Dining on the Gulf

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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

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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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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.
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
24377 Alabama 59
Robertsdale, AL 36567
The dive shop destination for education, underwater adventure, dive charters and all of your dive needs. AES Dives Alabama is just a short drive north on Hwy. 59 in Robertsdale.
Hotel Or Motel
610 West Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Outdoor Recreation Site
3481 J.C. Martin Blvd
Camden, AL 36726
Located 4.1 mi. NE of Camden Bypass, off CR 37 on left. Day-use area: swimming, fishing, bicycling. Group pavilions, picnicking, playground areas.
Vacation Rental
1057 West Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Caribbean offers beach front condominiums, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness room - all in a low density building!
Guides Tours Or Rides
28101 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561