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

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.
Campground
19814 County Road 20 South
Foley, AL 36535
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Guides Tours Or Rides
28101 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Sit back and relax on a bay cruise aboard the Caribe Cruiser. Watch the dolphins and take in the scenic view of Orange Beach while enjoying plenty of shared seating.
Golf Course
3840 Cotton Creek Circle
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
True to its Arnold Palmer design, this 18-hole masterpiece will challenge golfers at any level. 2021 renovations are complete! Rated one of the Best Places to Play by Golf Digest! Looking for a custom golf vacation? We book tee ...
Bed And Breakfast
730 Cadillac Avenue
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Remodeled guest house extraordinaire. All bedrooms with private baths. Located on Dauphin Bay by Indian Shell Mound. Fish from dock or bird watch from balcony.
Outdoor Recreation Site
4 North Beach Road
Fairhope, AL 36532