Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
If you're looking to get off the beaten path of Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have several interesting attractions and points of interest for the sightseeing vacationer. Between the dolphin cruises, the giant Ferris wheel and the trampolines, it’s impossible not to relax and have fun in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
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3800 Gulf Shores Parkway
Taking shopping, dining and entertainment to new heights, Pelican Place is Gulf Shores' shopping destination featuring Cobb Theatres, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Books-A-Million along with other local and national stores.
2081 Radford Blvd.
Climb the 177 steps up to the historic Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum for one of the most beautiful views of the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola. Feel the power of the Blue Angels as they zoom past you from the catwalk of the lighthouse or hunt for ghosts in the Keeper’s Quarters and discover why our lighthouse is one of America’s most haunted. Visit us today for a beautiful experience and learn about the interesting history of the lighthouse.
3201 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Pirate’s Island offers a unique “Adventure Golf” experience for ages 3 to 93. Follow in the footsteps of notorious pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, as you begin your themed adventure at our seaside village and depart along the shores of the tidal lagoon. Continue through the caves where pirates buried their booty and explore the mountain to view a panorama of our entire pirate adventure. Extraordinary landscapes, waterfalls, streams and bridges await, as you stroll through this themed setting. Join us for an experience the entire family can enjoy.
2417 E. 2nd Street
Steven Dark’s career with Pottery Central spans more than 30 years as an Alabama Gulf Coast potter and ceramist. He is well-known for his funky, unusual, sometimes somber and sometimes humorous pieces. He usually works on a series of 6 to 8 pieces at a time, throwing on the wheel the primary forms and decorative parts to make some impressive works of art. When the clay is at just the right stage of dryness, he begins the assembly process to create his one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
14210 Greeno Rd.
Over 300 acres of rolling pastures and 100 year old oak trees make this historic property a beautiful destination for any occasion. Our attractions include horseback riding, hayrides, archery, skeet shooting, dove and pheasant hunts and even catch-and-release fishing in our fully-stocked pond. We’ve got basketball, corn hole, horseshoes and volleyball if you have a competitive side or take the entire extended family on a peaceful hayride on a crisp afternoon. From family reunions and weddings and receptions to corporate events, Oak Hollow Farm caters to creating memorable experiences.
405 Dryer Ave.
The Old Methodist Church Museum, formerly Daphne United Methodist Church, is the second oldest church building in Baldwin County and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The adjacent cemetery predates the church where the earliest recorded burial was in 1847. View the permanent collection of arts and crafts, period clothing, slave gallery, silver-dollar bell, original pews, and the original chandelier converted to electricity and other historical items. Tour and explore the historical grounds today and learn more about the history of Baldwin County.
27920 Canal Road
This 9-hole par 27 disc golf course located on Canal Road just east of Sportsman Marina and south of the dog park. Amateurs to pros will enjoy the bounty of trees and shaded cover that challenges a short course like this with plenty of winds and natural obstacles. Disc golf can be played at any age, making it one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. It’s easy to learn and no one is excluded no matter their skill level. Come play today!
27920 Canal Rd
Our unleashed dog park is a ¾-acre shaded area with double-gate entry and separate fencing for small and large dogs. There are plenty of benches for owners to sit on and tons of water for the dogs. The park was developed as a collaborative effort by the city of Orange Beach and private citizens.
• Parking is available at Sportsman Marina's Dry Storage
• Dogs must be current on all vaccinations
• No more than two dogs per handler
For more rules and regulations, visit our website.
28273 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast via an exciting helicopter tour. At Orange Beach Helicopter Tours, we offer beach tours, sunset tours, special events and photo/video shoots as well as sea life tours for up to three people. Prices start at $35 per person. Come fly with us today and view the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters from above. It is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, and you’ll come back every year to try a different tour.
25850 John M. Snook Ave.
The building that houses the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum was originally built in 1910 as a schoolhouse. It has served as a museum since 1995 and was moved to its present location in 1999. The Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum houses local artifacts and memorabilia relating to our Native American and fishing heritage.
• Admission is free.
• Facility is handicap accessible with ramps and handrails.
• Plenty of parking.
• Group Tours may be booked by making reservations call 251-981-8545.
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Unforgettable, Pristine Beaches
Discover 32-miles of some of the finest beaches you will ever see, and one of Alabama’s hidden gems. Whether you come for a romantic weekend getaway, a week-long family vacation, a business conference or a sporting event, relax and put your feet in the sugar-white sand, and take a dip in the salty, turquoise water to cool off. Check out the beaches in Gulf Shores
, or the other public beaches
on the Alabama Gulf Coast. You will be amazed at the beauty!
Outdoor Lovers and Fishing Enthusiasts Rejoice
Hike, bike, fish and view nature at Gulf State Park
, where the possibilities are endless. Among the park’s 6,000 acres of pristine coastline and wildlife refuge, you might spy an alligator basking in the sun or a white-tailed deer grazing along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
which includes more than 27 miles of paved, scenic paths. With more than 900 acres of freshwater lakes and the second largest pier in the Gulf, the state park is also a fisherman’s paradise. So, grab your lucky fishing pole or rent one at the pier and prepare to catch the biggest fish of your life.
Orange Beach is home to one of the largest fishing charter fleets in the Gulf with more than 100 experienced captains ready to take you out on the water to reel in the catch of a lifetime. What makes the fishing so great? With more than 1,000 square miles of reefs just off the coast (the largest artificial reef system in the country), it’s an angler’s paradise. Book your back bay, offshore or spearfishing charter trip
Delve into History
While in the area, travel back to a time when the thundering booms of cannons guarded the waterways and visit historic Fort Morgan
, a masonry fort built between 1819 and 1823. The fort's museum details life in the fort and the history of the U.S. Army.
Cultivate Your Love of the Arts
View demonstrations on ceramics or try your hand at the pottery wheel at The Clay Studio
. If you prefer the beauty of glass, The Hot Shop
has been Alabama’s premier hot glass blowing facility since 2009. At the SEA Quilt Shoppe
, learn the art of quilt making. Your masterpieces will always invoke memories of your exploration of the arts along the Gulf Coast.
Imagine seeing your kid’s face light up with joy when they interact with the more than 500 animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
. And their streaks of excitement when they hold a baby kangaroo, sloth or lemur during an animal encounter. Or perfect your family’s sand castle building skills by taking a class at Sand Castle University
For kiddie rides, bumper cars and boats, go-karts, miniature golf and more, take your children to The Track Recreation Center
. For some tumbling and bouncing action, visit The Factory in Gulf Shores
. You’ll also find batting cages, foam pits, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball and arcade games.
Browse the listings above of the most popular attractions on the Alabama Gulf Coast.