Storm Recovery Information

Updated 11/2/2020 9:10 A.M.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism is happy to report Gulf Shores and Orange Beach did not suffer any major damage from Hurricane Zeta.

All main roads are open, and residents and visitors are asked to be mindful of utility workers, first responders and crews still cleaning up debris from Hurricane Sally. Please pay attention when driving.

Many restaurants and attractions are back open.

Residents and visitors are strongly advised to pay attention to flags posted at all beach entry points. Weather systems can bring strong surf conditions as well as dangerous lightning.

  • While the surf that comes with weather events may look “fun,” this surf is very dangerous. 
  • For your own safety and the safety of others, stay out of the water if we are under red flag conditions.
  • Red flags mean dangerous rip currents are present; double red flags signify the waters are closed, though the beaches may still be open. 
  • Watch for lightning in the area and move indoors for safety.
  • Please refer to this page

The following public beach access points in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are open:

Gulf Shores

  • Gulf Place
  • West Gulf Place
  • West 5th Street
  • West 6th Street
  • West 10th Street
  • West 12th Street
  • West 13th Street
  • Little Lagoon Pass Park

Gulf State Park

  • Gulf State Park Pavillion

Orange Beach

  • Romar Beach – pathway adjacent to the boardwalks (boardwalks are still closed due to damage)
  • Cotton Bayou – public restrooms and west boardwalk (east boardwalk is still closed due to damage)
  • Alabama Point and Alabama Point East (the Shell Parking Lot east of Alabama Point)

The following public beach access points in Gulf Shores and Orange remain closed:

  • Gulf State Park
  • Gulf State Park Pier
  • Beach access at Perdido Beach Blvd. and State Park Road 2

Waterways and boat launches are open, but recreational boating is discouraged as debris remains in the water. The Alabama Point/Seawall Park fishing area in Orange Beach remains partially open; the west end is open, but the east end sustained significant damage.

More areas of the Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park are open effective Saturday, Oct. 10:

  • Catman Trail
  • Cotton Bayou Trail
  • Gulf Oak Ridge Trail 
  • Hidden Lake Trail
  • Rattlesnake Ridge Trail
  • Rosemary Dunes Trail
  • Twin Bridges Trail

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