Coastal Alabama is a year-round destination for families to enjoy beautiful weather, miles of white-sand beaches and endless entertainment. Whether you are celebrating a birthday for a child, teen or adult, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have something to offer for all ages and keep everyone entertained for their big day.
The laid-back, island time atmosphere, world-class culinary offerings and entertaining attractions are just a few of the reasons the Alabama Gulf Coast is a prime destination to celebrate birthdays at the beach. Check out these tips on how to blow it out of the water with the perfect beach bash regardless of the age you are celebrating.
1.) Cake is a birthday staple and who doesn’t love something sweet? Celebrate big by ordering an irresistible treat from one of the local bakeries and show the sweeter side of a birthday at the beach. For a truly decadent dessert stop by The Yard Milkshake Bar in Gulf Shores for the birthday milkshake. It’s topped with a cupcake and all the trimmings!
2.) Make plans to celebrate aboard a dolphin cruise. Experience Mother Nature at her finest by watching bottlenose dolphins swim in Alabama waters. In the evening, opt for a dinner cruise and celebrate with a birthday party on board.
3.) The Wharf in Orange Beach is a one-stop-shop for those interested in shopping, dining or relaxing. The Wharf is a family entertainment district with onsite vacation rentals, concerts, restaurants, spa, event spaces and much more. There are many birthday options to choose from including hosting a party in the complex’s event space or flying high on the Hummingbird Zipline.
4.) Planning a relaxed birthday celebration should be as easy as a walk in the park. When you visit the Gulf State Park Pavilion, you can do just that. Enjoy a day at the beach and celebrate with the convenience of a large concession stand, picnic tables, restroom facilities and showers. Celebrate all day and enjoy soft sand and protected dunes on the two-mile stretch of beautiful Gulf Shores beaches. For a large celebration, the pavilion can be rented after 5pm for private events.
“Have your cake and beach it, too” offers some great suggestions on how to celebrate birthday festivities on the Alabama Gulf Coast from dining to fishing and everything in between.