Your Winter Guide to Alabama’s Beaches
Dreaming of a winter beach trip? Alabama’s beaches are just as spectacular during the winter as they are in the summer.
The topography is simply stunning, with gorgeous white-sand shores, natural sea oats and gentle waves washing hues of emerald water against the beaches. Trade your swimsuits and coverups for long-sleeve T-shirts and enjoy the best of Mother Nature on the state’s beautiful Gulf Coast.
The average temperature in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach dips into the low 60s during November, with December through February hovering in the mid to low 50s. As Southern winters go, the weather is typically quite mild given the area’s subtropical location. Though visitors don’t flock to the beaches for endless sun worshiping in the winter season, they find plenty of ways to discover all that Alabama coastal communities have to offer.
Golf and tennis are sports that are easily played year-round in Alabama beach towns. The weather is conducive, and the facilities are numerous. When packing, don’t forget the golf clubs and tennis racquets.
There’s no better time than winter to pamper tired bodies and spend some time rejuvenating at a salon and spa. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer several full-service facilities to do just that!
Charter a boat and put on your angler hat – there are fish to be caught in every season on the Alabama Gulf Coast! No matter if blue-water fishing is your jam or you prefer back bays, you can fish until your heart is content along Alabama’s coastal waterways.