Five Reasons Fall is Fantastic in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Ask any full-time resident on the Alabama Gulf Coast to name their favorite season and fall wins hands-down.

Mild temperatures, spectacular sunsets, smaller crowds and lower rates combine to make autumn magical along our white-sand beaches.

  1. Average temperatures of 77.5 degrees for highs and 64.5 degrees for lows mean it's comfortably cool. Water temperature hovers in the mid-70s, making the fall Gulf of Mexico much warmer than other areas even in the summer.
  2. Yeah, those. Strolling along the beach at sunset should be on everyone's bucket list. It's relaxing and beautiful watching the skies flash orange, pink and purple as the sun sets on another great day. Where's your favorite place to watch the sun set?
  3. Summer's end and the beginning of the school year is a boon to sun-seekers who like quiet beaches.
  4. Off-season lodging rates, fall golf packages and free-night specials make a fall Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation one you can cozy up to. Several packages are tied to beach festivals, making a great deal even better.
  5. Don't forget the lineup of great festivals, like the 44th Annual National Shrimp Festival and the Annual Oyster Cook-Off. Food, music and other festivities are just some of what's in store for visitors to these fall events.
Fall on Alabama's Beaches

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