Gulf Shores Spring Beach Trip

Spring is Coming, and the Beach is Calling

If you've been dreaming of sun-kissed mornings and cotton-candy sunsets, it's time to plan your next visit to Alabama's white-sand beaches.

Alabama's Beaches

It’s never too early to start planning your next warm-weather trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach where Southern hospitality welcomes you back again and again. Book direct with local rental management companies who know the destination and can offer assistance in finding the perfect hotel, condo or beach house. It’s also a good idea to spend a little time browsing through the great spring rates!

You’ll experience true Southern hospitality on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and will get to know the meaning of, “There are no strangers, just friends we haven’t met yet.” Book direct with locals who know the area and will assist you with finding the hotel, condo or beach house of your dreams. Check out the great spring rates.


Check with your favorite restaurants prior to your trip for ways to avoid long waits. For example, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s Gulf Shores has a “Beat the Wait” feature on their website. Go online to get in line, saving precious beach time with the family. Soak up the warm Gulf breezes by choosing restaurants with outdoor decks (like Cobalt the Restaurant featuring authentic seafood dishes and hand-crafted cocktails in a waterfront setting) or enjoying dinner on picnic tables in the sand at local gathering spots such as The Gulf, where seasonal menus and mojitos are well-loved. 

Plan ahead with reservations and/or prepaid bookings for your favorite beach experiences including parasailing, paddle boarding, deep-sea fishing and sunset cruises. A little planning can save some money and ensure you don’t miss out on the things you love most. 


Golf Kiva Dunes

Spring is also a fantastic time to spend in the natural areas of Alabama’s coastal communities. Catch the colorful migratory birds as well as frolicking dolphins while paddling Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge or hiking/biking Gulf State Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail system with more than 28 miles of paved trails within more than 6,000 acres of park land. Bring your sticks and tee it up at one of a dozen or more area golf courses including award-winning golf paradise, Kiva Dunes.  

Toss in a little education between beach outings with museums and historical relics like Fort Morgan, Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum (originally built in 1910 as a schoolhouse) and the Gulf Shores Museum telling the coastal history stories through exhibits and events. 

Fort Morgan Gulf Shores

Don't forget the exciting festivals and events that contribute to the fabric of the Gulf Coast from Mardi Gras and music to seafood and art…find what strikes your fancy by scrolling the calendar of events. Remember to come back often as events are added all the time.

There are so many ways to celebrate spring in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Plan much-needed family time, a gal-pal trip or a romantic getaway. No matter which route to travel you take, Alabama’s beaches are the perfect destination to spring ahead.

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