Alabama's beautiful white sand beaches

Five Things I Love About Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Pristine coastlines, friendly locals and endless opportunities to explore, make it easy to see why many make a yearly escape to the shimmering waters of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

The turquoise waters and silky white sand of the Alabama coast has a way of luring in visitors for a lifetime. It only takes one visit to fall in love with Gulf Shores and Orange Beach because of these five things.

Sunset on Alabama's Beaches

The Sunsets

An enchanting moment occurs as the sun begins to sink below the Gulf of Mexico sending the sky ablaze - a warm, colorful masterpiece. Taking in the beauty of the sunset marks the end of another perfect day on Alabama’s beaches. Whether enjoying dinner on a patio, cruising in a boat or relaxing on the beach, ensure to spend a few evenings taking in the serenity of a Coastal Alabama sunset.

The Perfect Family Destination

Endless family fun is waiting in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We fell in love with how welcoming and family friendly this beach town is. From restaurants with playgrounds, activities galore and plenty of roomy accommodations, it is no wonder we can’t wait to come back.

The History

Take a step back in time to learn about the fascinating military background at historic Fort Morgan and the National Naval Aviation Museum. A visit to Fort Morgan will not disappoint as it also is home to nature areas, a boat launch, picnic areas and beach. Then discover how this quaint fishing town turned into a popular beach destination at the Gulf Shores Museum

National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores Alabama

The Festivities

When a destination specializes in amazing food and drink, you can rest assured that their food celebrations are not to be missed. From the Annual National Shrimp Festival to hosting the Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout, the area has foodies from all over the world flocking to taste the culinary creations of the coast.

Other popular events include the Hangout Music Festival, Mardi Gras, Orange Beach Festival of Art and many more.  I highly recommend taking a peek at the Blue Angels practice schedule in hopes of witnessing this phenomenal display. Discover all the great festivities happening on the coast by visiting the calendar of events.

The Memories

The best souvenir you will take home are the cherished memories that will never be forgotten. Looking back on beloved photographs that captured these precious moments in time will have you planning your next visit to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in no time. A framed photo on my wall is of my daughter dancing barefoot in the white sand during a beautiful sunset. Embrace those memories until you can add even more to the collection.

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