Jet skiing in Orange Beach, AL

The Marvelous Month of May

Below are four fun things to do on Alabama’s beaches this May.

May marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Consider this list of things to do when vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in May.

Four Things to Do in May

Orange Beach dolphin cruises

Book a Dolphin Cruise

Dolphins are one of the most beloved marine creatures. Our waters are home to nine different dolphin species including Bottlenose, Risso and Spinner dolphins. If you’d like to get out on the water and learn more about these creatures, a dolphin cruise is the perfect activity for you. With more than a dozen cruise providers in the destination, it’s quite easy to book a tour during your stay. Our cruise providers have knowledgeable and entertaining captains and deckhands who make the experience both exciting and educational. 

Parasailing, Jet Skiing and Other Watersports

Get your adrenaline pumping by renting a jet ski, going on a parasailing adventure or participating in other watersports like diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Along Alabama’s coast, guests are able to explore a variety of waterways from the Gulf of Mexico to back bays, lagoons and freshwater lakes. Each of these bodies of water offers different experiences for you to get active while also viewing and learning about our coastal wildlife.

Shelling on Alabama's beaches


Our beaches are teeming with an array of unique shells. Because of this, shelling has become a favorite pastime for both locals and visitors. Not only is shelling a fantastic way to learn about mollusks and other creatures that reside in the Gulf of Mexico, but they make for inexpensive, one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Collecting shells is a beach activity that people of all ages can enjoy and experience. Check out this blog to learn our top tips for shelling along our shores. 

Treat Mom to a Spa Day

While Mother’s Day is May 9, I think everyone can agree that moms deserve to be celebrated all month long. Treat your mom or another special lady in your life to a spa day while vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We have several businesses in the area that offer services such as therapeutic massages, mani/pedis, facials and other specialize treatments.

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