Top 5 Scenic Byway Attractions

The Alabama Gulf Coast is home to one of the most scenic highways and byways in the United States.

With 32 miles of pristine beaches to highlight the byway, you don't want to miss out on the following five attractions.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Hiking trails are a highlight of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse are frequent silent companions in the refuge. With more than 360 species of birds, a great pair of binoculars is a must. Plan a minimum of two hours to get the most out of your hike. Carry a day pack with water, sunscreen and bug spray, and bring a desire to get out and enjoy nature.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home A scenic byway would not be complete without a stunning historical home and gardens. Bellingrath Gardens features blooming plants and flowers all year long. The beauty of these gardens is that you can visit any time of the year and experience something new. The well-preserved historical home offers a glimpse back in time.

Kayak Alongside Bottlenose Dolphins Wild Native Tours in Bon Secour offers kayaking experiences unlike any other. The peace and quiet that prevail near the bay where bottlenose dolphins gather will make your jaw drop. Very few people hop off the beaten path and make a point to connect with nature in the bay area of Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. This is one experience you'll carry with you for a lifetime.

Fort Morgan Historic Site There's something about driving to the end of a road surrounded with cannons, brick walls and a bay. Fort Morgan is a place where you can walk and be taken back to a different period of time. The walls here do seem to talk, if you take the time to listen. Climb to the top of the walls and take in the view of Mobile Bay, as it is quite breathtaking.  

Coastal Cuisine. As an added bonus, there are many stopping points along the highways and byways to sample true coastal cuisine: shrimp fresh off the boat, oysters prepared more ways than you can count and desserts that are comfort foods of the South. Connecting with Alabama's scenic byways never tasted so good!


Alabama's scenic byway attractions along the Gulf Coast will not disappoint. Start planning your drive today, as you won't regret the adventure along Alabama's Coastal Connection

Alabama Scenic Byway Attractions


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