The Alabama Gulf Coast draws visitors from around the world for a reason. White-sand beaches leading to warm sub-tropical waters span miles and miles of the coastline; the intoxicating beauty keeps you relaxed and content for as long as you stay. The bright sun of late spring and summer are the most popular for water activities, but temperatures remain mild year-round here, making this area a perfect respite from the cold and just as beautiful in the softness of winter light.
Gulf Shores and neighboring Orange Beach boast miles of public beaches. These bright stretches of white sand call to you for head-clearing long walks, sunny days with a good book, or just floating around in the warm, blue waters. You may choose to tackle a day in the sun with a fishing rod in hand, catching your own dinner from shore, or by taking the whole family out on a boat for a day of deep-sea or inshore fishing.
But the Alabama Gulf Coast is more than just leisurely days at the beach or on the water. Bursting with tourism-centered activities, your whole family will find so many exciting activities on and off the beach that they can't experience them all during just one or two visits.
Trade out your fishing pole for a golf club for a relaxed day of sport at one of the area’s renowned golf courses. Or make arrangements with adventure businesses to get your adrenaline pumping with parasailing, kayaking, ziplining, diving and more.
Nature lovers appreciate the Gulf Coast for its ecological diversity and beauty. Dunes, wetlands, bays, bayous and estuaries are home to countless species unique to these environments, as are parks, nature preserves and birding trails. Get close to the most playful of sea animals with a dolphin cruise, and discover how a walk on the beach can lead to an encounter with nesting sea turtles and countless elegant sea birds.
When you need a break from the sun, explore the cultural side of the area at museums, battleships and historic forts. Indoor venues include art galleries, arcades, restaurants (many filled with live local and regional musical acts) and shopping centers, as well as special concerts and local events.
The best way to explore the Alabama Gulf Coast for leisure, fun and Southern coastal flavor is to book a condo at Gulf Shores Plantation today.