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Six Reasons You Should Spend Easter on Alabama's Beaches

Easter weekend is one of the best times to spend a weekend at the beach.

If a serene beach sounds like the perfect setting for a long spring weekend, pack your bags and let the Easter Bunny visit you at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. These six reasons should convince you to spend Easter on Alabama's white-sand beaches.

Breakfast at Magnolia Springs

1. No cooking

Sure, you could prepare a big holiday meal on Easter Sunday, but in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you don't have to. Several restaurants in the area offer Sunday brunch and Easter buffets. Call your favorite restaurants in advance to inquire as some may require reservations. 

2. Creating experiences

Whether you prefer to lounge in a chair and soak up the sun, throw a Frisbee or build a sandcastle, you'll create incredible experiences and happy memories for years to come.

3. Enjoying nature

Fresh air and sunshine start with bike rides and hikes. You’ll discover nine different ecosystems as you explore the natural beauty of Gulf State Park. The park has a free bike-sharing program, so you don’t even have to bring your own. Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers more than 28 miles of trails throughout Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. For those that bring their own bike or choose to rent one, be sure to explore the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, one of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitats.

Sunset Gulf Shores

4. View majestic sunrises and sunsets

Locals love this time of year on Alabama's white-sand beaches as the weather offers comfortable mornings and evenings. During these early spring months, the sun sets directly over the beach, creating picture-perfect moments.

5. Attend a sunrise Easter service

Put on your Sunday best and hop on over to the beach to spend your Easter morning. Easter sunrise services allow you to enjoy the holiday with sand between your toes and clear-blue water in the background.

6. Enjoy family-friendly events & festivals

You can’t let Easter pass by without the kids participating in the popular egg hunt or snapping photos with the Easter Bunny. Check our calendar of events often to learn about all of the family-friendly events planned during the long holiday weekend.

Ready to spend your Easter weekend relaxing on Alabama’s beaches soaking up the sun? Start planning your trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach today!


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