Experience Alabama’s Gulf Coast Without Barriers
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Where to Stay?
You’ll find several wheelchair-friendly lodging options to meet your needs in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Some hotels and condos have roll-in showers and chair lifts in pools and hot tubs. Gulf State Park even has ADA-compliant cottages and campsites.
Beach Access for Everyone
Wheel right to the water’s edge and enjoy the sugar-white sand and turquoise water with the rubber mats at the public beach in Gulf Shores. At other locations, you can rent a beach wheelchair with wide tires to navigate the sand or for more independence rent a motorized version.
Wheelchair accessible activities in Gulf shores & Orange Beach
Listen as your tour operator points out wildlife and historical points of interest on a wheelchair-accessible dolphin cruise in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Afterwards, head to Alligator Alley and meet the 13-foot, 800-pound alligator, Captain Crunch. He holds the bite strength world record at 2,982 pounds.
Want to go fishing? Enjoy the wheelchair accessible fishing rail at Gulf State Park pier, the second largest pier on the Gulf. Then explore more than 27 miles of paved, winding scenic paths on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, or the 1-mile Jeff Friend Trail’s maritime forest and lagoon in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
For more adventure, travel to Dauphin Island on the Mobile Bay Ferry. Along the way keep an eye out for ships, birds and marine life. Once there, you’ll love The Estuarium, the fourth largest estuary system in the United States. Peruse the educational exhibits, be amazed at the stingray touch pool, and view more than 100 native species of plants and animals from the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk.