Alabama Beaches

Gulf Coast beaches are like none other in the world, and some of the best can be found only in Sweet Home Alabama. The soft white sands and pristine waters of Alabama beaches make them the perfect place to escape the hustle and the bustle of daily life and just relax. And if you’re on vacation, there’s no better way to spend the day. Feel the refreshing sea breeze cool your skin as you step out onto the pillows of white sand that await you. Listen to the calming dance of the waves upon the shore and rejuvenate your spirits under the vast open skies. You’ll find a world you won’t ever want to leave! Alabama also offers world-famous seafood straight from the Gulf, panoramic views, and family-friendly activities of all kinds. If you want to spend your beach time having a blast with water and sand activities, Alabama beaches are the best places to be. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next trip to Alabama’s beaches now!

48 Hours in Beach Towns

April 2023


Where Alabama embraces the Gulf of Mexico with white-sand beaches, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley provide the nonstop fun and laid-back charm you seek.


First things first, take a deep breath. You’re finally on vacation, so let the fun begin! Kick things off in Foley, just a few miles north of the beach, at what’s quickly becoming a family-friendly landmark—OWA.

Scream on thrill rides and slip down water slides. Ride kid-friendly options or white-knuckle favorites, like Rollin’ Thunder, the park’s iconic rollercoaster. Cool off in the brand-new Tropic Falls Indoor Water Park. Alternatively, if your theme park days are behind you and you have a teenager in tow, spend the afternoon filling your shopping bag with deals at Tanger Outlets. Claire’s, Crocs, Forever 21, J. Crew, Vera Bradley—they’re all here. For local finds, browse the goods at the

Read More

Plan an Alabama Vacation for the Whole Family.

Summertime is a season where families often travel together and there are several Alabama vacation sweet spots from...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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.

View All Events

Gulf Coast Life

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our Coast.

The Wharf

Find Out More

Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Find Out More

Fairhope French Quarter

Find Out More

Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Find Out More

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Find Out More

Bellingrath Gardens & Home

Find Out More
View All

Find an Alabama Beach Experience

Explore beach locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
25751 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Since 2013, City Donut has been Orange Beach's premiere stop for fresh made donuts and ice cream treats. We are a family owned local business. Our bakers work throughout the night to make the best made-from-scratch donuts every m...
Vacation Rental
3701 Turnberry Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Our rental team has the experience to find the ideal rental for your vacation and offers the personalized service to make sure that your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
Hotel Or Motel
1200 Shelton Beach Road
Saraland, AL 36571
Book a room at the Comfort Suites hotel in Saraland, AL
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
Various Locations
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
We customize to your rental needs for all experience levels and ages. We offer delivery and pick-up anywhere on Dauphin Island and are open all year 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hours are flexible with reservation.
Hotel Or Motel
1504 South McKenzie Street
Foley, AL 36535