Playing on the Beach
DO THIS: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach boast numerous beach activities. Build a sandcastle, play beach volleyball, walk, swim and enjoy the day. But always remember to pick up all your trash AND belongings before you leave the beach. At dusk, city crews begin to pick up and discard anything left behind, helping keep our beaches clean and safe as part of the Leave Only Footprints initiative.
NOT THAT: Do not dig deep holes or leave trash behind. Both can cause harm to people and precious wildlife. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is a nesting ground for several types of sea turtles. They come ashore at night time to lay their eggs, and deep holes can prevent them from returning to the water and result in injury or even death. Winds and waves can sweep trash into the Gulf of Mexico, causing harm to fish and all other creatures in and around the water. Deep holes and trash (especially sharp items like glass) could also harm beach visitors.
DO THIS: Are you and your teammates looking for a challenge? Try the ropes course at Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s in Gulf Shores. Test your climbing and balancing skills on this fun obstacle course.
NOT THIS: Do not test your skills by climbing on the sand dunes. These dunes are precious resources that keep the beaches safe from storm surge and high tides and serve as a safe haven for many endangered coastal critters.
Now that you know a few do’s and don’ts when you visit the Alabama beaches, it’s time to have a FUN and safe time on your next SPORTcation!