Most people go to the Gulf Shores for the beaches, but there are other things to do as well.

Day at the Beach 

  • Gulf State Park: This natural park east of Highway 59, is ideal for families or for couples. There's plenty of space and it is rarely crowded - you'll have no problem parking.
  • Gulf Shores Public Beach: This beach is at the very end of Highway 59 and it gathers a young crowd especially at the beach volleyball sites, and the beach bars. This beach can get a little crowded, so you'll want to get there early to snag a good spot on the sand and the parking lot. There's also plenty of restaurants here. Make a day of it!
  • Alabama Point in Orange beach: You can charter boats here, or go for a walk on the very long boardwalk. There's also over 6,000 feet of sand to enjoy.

For History Buffs

  • Don't miss Fort Morgan : This fort was built in the 1800s to guard the entrance to Mobile Bay. Entrance costs $5.Here you can go on a candlelight fort tour on Tuesday nights, or watch Civil War reenactments (every five years in August). The fort is located on Highway 180 West and you can call 251-540-7125 for information. 
  • Gulf Shores Museum: Access to this museum is free and it is open Tuesday-Saturday. In addition to the indoor exhibits, there is also a very pleasant garden. Call 251-968-1473 for information.