Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
If you have a boat and are ready to hit the water, the beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast are calling your name. Our area is the ideal spot for a boat-friendly vacation. Get your motor running and bring your family along for a great time along the sandy shores of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
There's no shortage of boat-friendly eateries lining Gulf Shores and Orange Beach waterways. You can easily cruise to a waterfront restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In Orange Beach, you can float into Tacky Jacks, Playa, Fishers, Cobalt, GTs, Avenue Pub, OSO, and Tiki Bar. You can also pull into Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, or Sanroc Cay and enjoy a meal on the water. The Wharf Marina also offers transient slips for boaters looking for fun and food at The Wharf. In Gulf Shores, stop at LuLu's and the Gulf Shores or Fort Morgan location of Tacky Jacks.
If you're a boater who can't bring your watercraft along for the ride, you can still enjoy a day on the water with a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach boat rental from several area businesses. Whether you're in the market for a fishing boat or a double-decker pontoon boat with a slide, you'll find the perfect ride for a day on the water.
Launch your boat at the Fort Morgan boat ramp and head over to Sand Island Lighthouse near Dauphin Island. Here, you'll discover a decommissioned lighthouse known as one of the most endangered in the US due to its persistent erosion. Despite this, dolphins often hang out around the lighthouse, so be on the lookout while exploring.
Book a place to stay today for your boat-friendly beach vacation to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach!