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.
Vacation Rental
900 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
ACP Real Estate has been the premier property management and Real Estate Service provider for lower Alabama since 2001. Currently the largest property management company on Dauphin Island, ACP has weathered many storms and come o...
Boutique
109 North Main Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
Boll Weevil Soap Company is a handmade soap, lotion and candle company in Downtown Enterprise 4 doors down from the Boll Weevil Monument. All our products are made by hand in our kitchen on site. Our soap is made the same way it...
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
28101 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Admire dolphins and scenery on our 40' pontoon boat in Wolf Bay. Then hop into your own kayak and spend the remaining time searching for dolphins with an experienced guide.
Outdoor Recreation Site
28101 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Caribe Marina offers everything a family could want for a day of fun on the water with Jet Ski and boat rentals, fishing charters, dolphin cruises, sunset cruises and parasailing trips.
Vacation Rental
28103 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561