Why Alabama's Beaches are an Easy Vacation Choice
"So much sand! The white, sandy beach stretched east and west, calling to us."
I remember my first visit to Alabama’s beaches, four short years ago. While I was excited to go someplace new, spring break at the beach hardly sounded relaxing. My previous spring break beach experiences always included busy roads and the related traffic jams, noisy restaurants with long waits, and crowded beaches covered from end to end with tanning bodies.
But I’d never been to an Alabama beach. And I figured any beach is better than staying home to clean house, do laundry and pay bills. So, off to Alabama we went — not knowing the surprise we would find!
We drove to Alabama. Guess what we found: No traffic jams! Zero. Zilch. Zip! That’s not to say we didn’t wait at a traffic light a couple of times. The roads, though, were much less crowded than I expected. We got to our hotel, the Perdido Beach Resort, without the usual missed turns and slow pace we’ve come to expect at other beaches.
We checked into our hotel and peeked out the window to the beach below. So much sand! The white, sandy beach stretched east and west, calling to us. So we grabbed our flip flops and headed outside to explore.
It turns out that Alabama’s beaches are different than a lot of other beaches! And it’s these unique features that make them such an easy vacation choice.