The Alabama Coastal BirdFest has been welcoming visitors to the state from all over the U.S. and Canada since 2004. Birdwatching enthusiasts enjoy coming for fall migration viewing because this event offers numerous opportunities for birding and spending (more…)
Coastal communities have many things in common. Water, of course, is a given. But other things such as nature, water recreation, food and wildlife all come to mind as well. And, while vacationers might not always come in contact with wildlife, it sure (more…)
Maybe you’ve seen the signs along the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach about the Leave Only Footprints initiative? They’re attached to posts near garbage cans and recycling bins all along the Alabama shoreline. And while they do make it easy to (more…)
All-natural adventure is on the horizon when you vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Experience the area’s natural beauty and spend a day or two eco-sploring the beaches, trails and hideaways of the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Explore by Foot
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When you go to the beach, walking barefoot in the sand is a given. Sand between the toes . . . ahhhh! But did you know there are lots of other places to explore on foot in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? (Though I recommend shoes for most of them!)
For nature lovers, birding and the beach are two magic words. They allude to sun-drenched coastlines where binoculars and cameras are the most important items in a beach bag. The Mobile Bay National Estuary and surrounding areas offer birding enthusiasts (more…)
Brood stocks of flounder, pompano and redfish are kept in tanks and used to raise fingerlings for release into the wild.
Make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the ultimate field trip (more…)
With 32 miles of white-sand beaches, there’s plenty of space to share the beach, especially with our nesting neighbors. Endangered sea turtles make their way onto Alabama’s beaches each year from May to October to nest and lay their eggs. In fact, 22,240 (more…)
With more than 6,500 acres making up the Gulf State Park, it’s a place you could spend your entire vacation exploring. Nature enthusiasts visit for bird watching, eco-education at the Nature Center, hiking the trails and just to immerse themselves in (more…)
Getting ready for a breathtaking 72 hours on the Alabama Gulf Coast is as easy as 1-2-3. Check out these three ways to enjoy Gulf Shores and Orange Beach during your Labor Day weekend.