Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama

Explore the Possibilities

 On the Alabama Gulf Coast

Sparkling turquoise water and sugar-white sand beaches attract more than six million visitors to our shores annually. Convenient to major southeast cities like Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville, the Alabama Gulf Coast is an easy addition to your southeastern U.S. tours.

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Our team is here to help determine which tour and receptive operators our hotels are contracted with to easily secure accommodations in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We also assist operators and international tourism representatives with arranging site visits, media visits and promotional material.

Please contact Michelle Russ for more information: 

Mobile: 251-974-4631 
Email: [email protected]

Gulf Shores lifeguard station

Travel Options

The Alabama Gulf Coast is an easy drive from most major southeast cities. Airports in nearby Mobile and Pensacola are about an hour’s drive from the beach, and most major airlines fly into both. 

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We know your vacation experience begins long before your arrival. When you book lodging, attractions and activities directly with our local businesses, you’re working with local residents who know our area and are dedicated to providing you with a great vacation experience, from planning through departure. Some say it’s our genuine Southern hospitality that makes the difference, and it’s what keeps them coming back year after year.

Choose from a variety of vacation rental options in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan including condominiums, beach houses, hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, as well as RV parks and campgrounds. We've got accommodations for all travelers seeking different types of amenities and comfort while visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast!

Restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach - Playa

Beach Bites

Savory, scrumptious and succulent are all words that describe Gulf Coast cuisine. If you’re searching for fresh Gulf to table seafood, look no further than the restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that serve seafood fried, grilled, baked, broiled, blackened, steamed, nude or stewed. You can have your seafood in gumbo or on a po’boy, dressed or undressed, according to your liking. If you’re in the mood for something else, you’ll find a plethora of choices ranging from steaks, burgers and sandwiches to Asian, Mediterranean, Italian and Mexican. Use our Eat Your Way Trail Itinerary as a guide for your next culinary adventure. 

We invite you to join us and experience all that the culinary experiences we offer.

Things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama

Things to Do

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan are where exceptional vacations happen! From relaxation to adventure, you'll find something special here for everyone. With an endless array of sights, activities and natural beauty, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches provide the ideal spot for fun and relaxation.

Plan an action-packed vacation filled with attractions galore to our unique nature and exotic animals. You can also choose an unforgettable Signature Experience with a deep sea fishing charter and animal encounters. Discover Gulf Coast adventures along Alabama's Coastal Connection Scenic Byway stretching from the Southern tip of Alabama for more than 130 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Events on the Gulf Coast

There’s always something to do, see, and experience on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. To find the best events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, visit our Gulf Coast events calendar. Check out all of the local happenings, plan a trip around one of our fun upcoming events, and fill your vacation with fun, adventure and Southern hospitality.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Welcome Center

Come See Us

Come see our helpful, friendly and local staff for free vacation planning information and coupons. 

You can reach us at 1-800-745-SAND (7263), [email protected] or by visiting our two Welcome Centers. 

Both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Welcome Centers are open daily.

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