Alabama Gulf Coast
There are few places in the American south that can match Alabama for fun on and in the water. Pictures of Alabama beaches don’t do them justice; Alabama beaches are some of the best on the east coast, from the sparkling quartz sands of Orange Beach, with its 225-foot long boardwalk, to the fishing spots on Dauphin Island Pier, where the waters team with sheephead, mackerel and flounder.
Alabama’s Orange Beach and the Gulf Shores on the Gulf of Mexico truly are two of the most gorgeous vacation spots in the south. The beaches here are 95% quartz, the waters are clear and blue, and Orange Beach has one of the largest charter fishing fleets in the world with over 80 listed boats. Saltwater anglers can reel in enormous marlin and red Snapper while sailors sail, divers dive and dinner-cruisers cruise. Jet skis, para-sailing and banna boat rides are readily available in many spots along the shore.
There are numerous public beaches in and around Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and they are fantastic. Roma Beach is easy to access for a short stroll or picnic, and there’s limited free parking. Gulf Shores Public Beach is the place for sunbathing, volleyball and beach-bars, although the area parking is changing, so check before you go. Alabama Point is a picture perfect beach with 6,000 feet of wide, high-dune beach with a 225-ft. boardwalk.
Our beach rental owners want to rent you their beach paradise! Rates in the area are affordable and the accomodations are plush! Search our beach rentals directory under Alabama and find that perfect beach rental condo or house!
There are also some fun events and times you will want to plan to visit the area like the annual Shrimp Festival, The Power Boat Championships, and a spring break, if you have a teenager! The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is hosted by the Jaycees in July every year on Dauphin Island. Accomodations fill up early for this event so plan ahead.
There are many off-the-beach family oriented activities in the areas, including water theme parks, mini-golf, The Wharf for concerts, restaurants with some of the finest seafood in the world, golf, tennis and The Track. Plan to stay as busy as you like when you visit Alabama's gulf coast!