4 Distinct, unique sunset viewpoints in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
There is a lot of beauty that destinations around the world offer and the Alabama Gulf Coast is unrivaled in its production of the daily sunset. Any regular day in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is transformed into a day of magic and mystery when we watch the setting sun. Visitors and locals alike tend to choose a number of favorite places for watching the sunset. With so many places, from wild and remote to manicured and populated, we’ll go over four of our favorite places for watching the sunset when the beach meeting is over.
Little Lagoon Pass Park
Recent renovations to Little Lagoon Pass Park in Gulf Shores include a 300-foot fishing pier over Little Lagoon. Located just 3 miles west of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores, Lagoon Pass Park has public restrooms on site, with access to Gulf of Mexico surf and white-sand beaches, and it also features a milder water access point on the inlet. It’s a great place to bring the whole family for a swim, a snorkel or a paddle, and to take in the variety of nature the area has to offer.
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
The Orange Beach Waterfront Park overlooks Wolf Bay in Orange Beach, and it’s open to leashed dogs if you happen to be traveling with your four-legged friend. Certain times of year the sunset moves a little further southwest, and this is a great place to watch it set over the water. There are picnic park benches with landscaping and a fishing pier, plus it’s right next to the Orange Beach Coastal Arts Center and a variety of dinner options.
Perdido Pass in Orange Beach is a spectacular place for snorkeling during the day and ending your night with the colors of the sunset sparkling over the bridge. Whether you paddle or boat toward the nearby islands or enjoy the show from the sand or shallow waters around the pass, it’s a site you shouldn’t miss while you’re in town for your beach meeting.
Our most westward suggestion is historic Fort Morgan. It’s a bit of a drive to the tip of the Fort Morgan Peninsula where this gem is hidden, but it’s definitely worth it for what you’ll discover there. From the pre-Civil War era fort to the sanctuary it provides to birds and butterflies, you’ll be transfixed. Prepare yourself to step out of time and lose track of it while you’re on this sleepy side of the islands, so far west.
No matter where you choose to watch the sunset in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, we hope you’ll take the chance to let time slip away for just a moment and enjoy the passing colors. When we let our minds relax in this way, problems we’ve been waiting to solve generally solve themselves, and this is also when we convert short term memories to long term, so consider it mental housekeeping after your beach meeting.