5 Fun Places to See an Alabama Gulf Coast Sunset
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
There’s nothing quite as mesmerizing as a beach sunset. Those vibrantly colored hues of red, yellow, pink and orange make you stop and take it all in. You can catch a gorgeous sunset up and down the coastline, but why limit yourself to just one sunset view. I’ve put together five very different ways to view an Alabama Gulf Coast sunset.
Fun Bushwacker Sunset
Watch the setting sun from a famous beach bar, with a bushwacker in hand. The Flora-Bama is the home of the bushwacker, a milkshake-like beverage with five types of alcohol. Enjoy one as the sun sets over the Gulf to close out the day on the beach or to start off the evening.
Sunset from Gulf State Park Pier
From fall through spring, watch the sun rise and set over the Gulf of Mexico. You can get a great view from your hotel or condo with a Gulf-facing setting or on any Orange Beach or Gulf Shores beach. If you want something different, walk out on the Gulf State Park pier, the second largest pier on the Gulf, to view fish swimming by and watch the sun disappear into the Gulf.
Historic Sunset at Fort Morgan
The beach around Fort Morgan gives you the best year-round sunset view. It sits on a peninsula at the west end of Gulf Shores, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Mobile Bay on the other. The Fort Morgan Historical Site often closes before sunset, but you can park your car just past the ferry and walk along the beach toward the Gulf. From there you’ll enjoy amazing panoramic views with very few people around.
Enjoy the Sunset over Dinner
Enjoy dining with the sunset in the background. Many Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants offer outdoor decks or large windows to view the sunset. A few to try include LuLu’s, Cobalt, Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club, and my favorite: The Gulf restaurant.