Everyone loves Alabama’s White-Sand Beaches

There are a lot of things that keep families and visitors coming back to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach year after year, but one thing is for sure: beaches top the list. Clear turquoise waters and white-sand beaches are as fun to play and relax on, as they are breathtaking. The 32 miles of Alabama's white-sand beaches are made almost entirely from quartz grains washed down the Appalachian Mountains thousands of years ago. The sand is so soft, it even squeaks under your feet. 

There's no shortage of places to plant your beach umbrella. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores public beaches are each unique and offer a different experience. Whether you seek a quiet spot to read or a lively game of beach volleyball, there's a beach for everyone. Try them all and see which fits you best.

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

12295 State Hwy.180 W
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7720
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The Refuge is open year-round during daylight hours for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography. Discover some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat. Office hours: 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. .

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Alabama Point East-A Gulf State Park beach area

27853 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Located just .3 miles east of Perdido Pass Bridge, Alabama Point East offers more than 6,000 feet of wide beach, sand dunes, boardwalks, picnic areas, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Parking is free.

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Romar Beach-A Gulf State Park beach area

24522 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

This beach area - with a limited amount of free parking - is easy to get to. It's perfect for a quick beach stroll or an impromptu picnic. It's located 6.8 miles east of Highway 59. Future plans call for restrooms and outdoor showers, but currently there aren't any.

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Lagoon Pass Beach

1660 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Lagoon Pass is a shallow waterway connecting Little Lagoon to the Gulf, 2.9 miles west of Highway 59. You'll find restrooms, an outdoor shower and water fountain on site, with parking on the northeast side of the Lee Callaway Bridge.

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Gulf Shores 13th Street Public Access

1499 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Park for free just across the street or walk over if you're renting nearby. A boardwalk leads to the beach and outdoor shower.

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Gulf Shores 2nd Street Public Access

201 West Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Easy access to the beach, just two blocks west of Highway 59. Parking is free and there's plenty of it. A handicapped-accessible restroom, outdoor shower, and a covered pavilion with picnic tables are on site.

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Gulf Shores 4th Street Public Access

499 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

This is a pedestrian crossing only, which is perfect if you're staying in a property nearby.

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Gulf Shores 5th Street Public Access

599 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Located five blocks west of Highway 59, you can park and walk the boardwalk to the beach. An outdoor shower makes it handy to spray off before you hop back in your car.

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Gulf Shores 6th Street Public Access

699 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Located six blocks west of Highway 59, you can park and walk the boardwalk to the beach. An outdoor shower makes it handy to spray off before you hop back in your car. The 6th Street access offers a handicapped-accessible restroom.

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Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)

101 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

If you're looking for volleyball-playing, beach-bar-hanging good times, this spot - where Highway 59 dead-ends into the Gulf - is for you. For a small fee, you get all-day, up-close parking, making it easy to unload your gear. Beach attendants, three open-air pavilions and a picnic area are available. There are also restrooms and showers on site. This is a popular spot, so you may want to arrive early to get a prime parking spot.

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