Some of us can remember when Gulf Shores was a sleepy fishing village with no condos, no music festival, and just a handful of restaurants (one of which was a chicken shack, if memory serves). And Orange Beach? Where’s that?
Today, Alabama beaches are among the state’s most popular tourist destinations, even attracting visitors from other Gulf Coast beaches with surf of their own. While Alabama doesn’t have as much coastline as its neighbors, the 32 miles of white sand and saltwater just south of Mobile are top-notch, offering gorgeous seascapes, abundant wildlife, a laid-back pace, and a family-friendly environment with plenty to see and do. And while all of these beaches are in close proximity, each one has something unique to offer.