Things to Do in Gulf Shores

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Beaches
Public beach with white quartz sand and clear waters, flanked by shopping and dining options. Known for shell collecting and a laid-back vibe, yet may be bustling during peak times.
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  • julie h
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The park has 26 miles of paved trails and free bike rentals through a ride sharing app. It has diverse habitats and lots of birds and alligators. I rode there two days in a row and it is much quieter and cooler in the morning. It gets very crowded in the afternoon during spring break.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • 61tmd
    Eaton County, MI1,057 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very helpful and friendly. Provided maps or area and restaurant suggestions. Road work in front of building, not very busy.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • gunden2019
    Ann Arbor, MI8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely , uncrowded walks. Many birds. Well kept area. Signage not great for getting there but nice once there. Nice to get away from busier areas of Gulf Shores.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • Gus Shope
    Atlanta, GA13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of Gulf Shores from the pier. Does cost to go out $2 per person. Lot of ppl fishing and having good conversation. Also at night you can enjoy the local Karaoke Bar
    Written July 30, 2023
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  • Paige F
    Spring Green, WI36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a cool day so it wasn’t busy at all. The staff was very kind. We paid the $5 to feed the giraffe it was super cool. It’s just the perfect size to spend a couple hours there. Some things were closed but almost all the animals were out. I think the ticket prices are a little high but overall we loved it!
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • Jeff P
    Reedsburg, WI219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Brewery and great times at Big Beach Brewing. Local hangout in Gulf Shores. Many awesome beers to choose from. They also have wine and soda for non beer drinkers. Live music is the best. The bartenders are friendly and work there butts off. Overall, it's just a fun place to enjoy your day!!
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • IrishChief
    Monmouth County, NJ366 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful powdery sand beaches. Crystal clear water. Lots of shells. We obviously didn’t swim as it was too cold but stunning beaches. Made for a relaxing enjoyable stroll!
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Seaside467193
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The kids loved the go-karts and all the games inside. Very clean and everyone was very nice. A lot to do in this place. We ran out of time.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Tansy2015
    Michigan336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The birding trail is here and there, not just on one spot. Get a map at the visitor centers. Saw and heard a great many birds that I have never seen before or even heard of. Used my Merlin app to identify them by their songs!
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • Kelly R
    Springfield, MO23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped by this place after finding it online and stumbling across a card at a local art museum. The sign on the door stated to call the number but the owner walked up before we did. *this is somewhere you must call first* We were inquiring about classes but this is not an option here. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area and there seemed to be quite a bit of pottery to choose from in his shop.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Tansy2015
    Michigan336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful history and interpretive signs to guide your journey. Make sure to go to the top of the fort for the great views of the ocean as the boats are just about silent as they go by very close to shore.
    Written March 19, 2023
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  • dalesprout
    Hartville, OH3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped in for local information, ie.(restaurants, places of interest, hotels). Warmly greeted and was given beads and wrist bands for our grandchildren. Lots of info available
    Written March 7, 2020
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