Popular Points of Interest
in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
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 weeklong 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!
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1204 Gulf Shores Parkway
At the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, get up-close-and-personal with more than 500 animals including encounters with sloths, kangaroos and lemurs. Every member of your family will enjoy strolling between the different exhibits and learning more about what the animals eat, where the animals live and how the animals sound and interact with you. There is a small additional fee for the animal encounters.
• Limited parking
• Public restrooms
• Group rates
• Birthday parties welcome
27853 Perdido Beach Blvd
Located just .3 miles east of Perdido Pass Bridge, Alabama Point East offers more than 6,000 feet of wide beach, sand dunes, boardwalks, picnic areas, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Parking is free.
26389 Canal Road
Since 2009, The Hot Shop has been Alabama’s premier hot glass blowing facility. We are an open facility so feel free to come by and watch our artists at work. We also offer "Make Your Own Glass" classes M-F at 9am. Please call for an appointment. The classes are $75. We have beautiful glass art available for sale in our new 10,000 sq. ft. fine arts gallery of the Coastal Arts Center. Located on gorgeous Wolf Bay, we are also a stunning wedding venue.
23101 Canal Rd
The Wharf is a family entertainment district with hundreds of fun activities and events throughout the year, including the nightly Spectra light show. Enjoy shopping at eclectic boutiques and shops, or dine at one of our many restaurants from casual and kid-friendly to fine dining. Take in a movie or Ferris wheel ride, play mini golf or soar on a zipline. Our amphitheater hosts a variety of well-known entertainers, and our marina is home to one of the largest in-water boat shows on the Gulf.
4830 Main Street Ste. G-114
Experience the thrills of Alabama's longest zipline course, over 6000 feet of flying fun! Your 2 hour guided tour soars up to 110 feet above ground as you see and learn about the pristine coastal wetlands setting, starting from and ending at the wharf in Orange Beach. Bring your family, group or team for an unforgettable, adrenaline-filled Zipline adventure.
101 Gulf Shores Parkway
If you're looking for volleyball-playing, beach-bar-hanging good times, this spot - where Highway 59 dead-ends into the Gulf - is for you.
For a small fee, you get all-day, up-close parking, making it easy to unload your gear. Paid parking from March 1 - November 30. $5 for up to four hours or $10 for all day.
Beach attendants, three open-air pavilions and a picnic area are available. There are also restrooms and showers on site. This is a popular spot, so you may want to arrive early to get a prime parking spot.
110 Hwy 180
Fort Morgan is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations. The site also has nature areas, gift shop and a boat launch. Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure Fort Morgan is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast!
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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 artificial reefs just off the coast (the largest 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 real-life 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 dodge-ball, trampoline basketball and arcade games.