Six Reasons You Should Spend Easter on Alabama's Beaches
If a serene beach sounds like the perfect setting for a long weekend, pack your bags and let the Easter Bunny find its way to you in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. These six reasons should convince you to spend Easter on Alabama's white-sand beaches.
No cooking. Sure, you could prepare a big holiday meal, but in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach you don't have to. Several beach restaurants offer Sunday brunch, including Cobalt the Restaurant, Coast Restaurant, Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort and others.
Creating experiences. Whether you lounge in a chair and soak up the sun, throw a Frisbee or build a sandcastle, you're creating experiences and happy memories for years to come.
Enjoying nature. Fresh air, sunshine and new beginnings start with bike rides and hikes, so discover a whole different state of nature in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Bike rentals are available and can be delivered directly to you or to the trails you want to explore. The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers more than 15 miles of trails in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Venture toward the Fort Morgan area and explore the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, one of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitats.
View majestic sunrises and sunsets. Locals love this time of year on Alabama's white-sand beaches. During these early spring months, the sun sets directly over the beach, creating picture-perfect moments.
Attend a sunrise Easter service. Experience an Easter sunrise service with sand between your toes and clear-blue water in the background.
Enjoy family-friendly events. There's no shortage of Easter-themed events planned during the long holiday weekend, including pictures with Peter Cottontail, an Easter Bunny Kids Brunch and an Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Fun Day. For more Easter weekend events, visit our calendar.