Three Reasons to Visit Alabama's Beaches This Winter

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Escape the chill of winter weather with a visit to Alabama’s white-sand beaches. Mild temperatures and wide-open beaches make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the ideal spot for a wintertime getaway. If you need a few more reasons to make a break for the beach, we have some ideas for you.

Low rates. 

Winter lodging rates make an off-season getaway that much more affordable. In fact, it’s the perfect time to try out accommodations you’ve had your eye on.

Secluded beaches.

Thinkers love a winter vacation on Alabama’s beaches. The beach stretches for miles and is wide and open for walks, runs or settling down with your favorite book in a beach chair.


There’s as much, or as little, as you’d like to do. If your ideal winter beach vacation means taking in the views from your balcony while sipping a cup of joe, that’s easy. 

Or if you prefer to be out where the action is, that’s easy, too! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer plenty of beach fun throughout the winter. Consider planning your vacation in conjunction with one of these upcoming events:

Jan. 28: 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl
Feb. 4: 19th Annual Snowbird Bratfest
Feb. 10-12: 2017 NCAA Sand Dollar Classic
Feb. 11: LuLu’s 9th Annual Tropical Re-union Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

Of course, there’s Mardi Gras, too! For the latest Carnival events happening in January and February, check our Mardi Gras calendar.

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