2. The Jetties at Alabama Point
The jetties are rock and concrete structures that protect Perdido Pass from the tides and currents of the Gulf, and they are home to a large variety of marine life that swim in and around these shallow waters. This makes them popular for fishing, birdwatching, snorkeling, and beach diving.
You can reach the jetties from the shores of Alabama Point Beach. With ample parking and public restrooms nearby, the jetties offer a dive that’s as convenient as fun. Although a reasonable distance from the parking area, boardwalks make the trek a little bit easier.
When diving in the jetties, you may encounter crabs, sea urchins, octopuses, stingrays, even sharks, and many local and tropical fish. Though the water level is only nine to 12 feet, the area is heavily populated with passing boats and anglers, making it more suitable for experienced divers. For the best experience, time your dive with the incoming tide - you want to head out an hour or more before peak time.