Everything No One Told Me about a Vacation on Alabama’s Beaches
I visited Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach over a year ago and still dream about our time spent there.
After reflecting on our beloved trip, I realized there were a few things that pleasantly surprised me. Check out my five things no one told me about a vacation on Alabama’s beaches.
#1 Wait what?... Alabama has beaches!?!
Yes, they do! I thought I was the only one in the world that did not know Alabama had beaches, but come to find out many folks are not aware of Alabama’s hidden gem. There are 32 miles of pristine white-sand beaches with crystal green/blue waters for you to explore in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. It may not be exactly like a tropical location, but it is pretty darn close! The water is warm and calm enough for the whole family to enjoy.
#2 It is a Foodie Town
When visiting a beach destination, I expect good fresh seafood, but that is about it. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have restaurants that will make you beg for more. Many local restaurants utilize the proximity to the Gulf for fresh seafood but add an elevated southern or even Creole flare to their dishes. Some of my favorite foodie spots from our time visiting include Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina and Picnic Beach.