Alabama’s Gulf Coast – Find A Connection

Alabama’s southern tip is one of those places where even first-time visitors find a connection.

Here, they experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and a more laid back island lifestyle; between the wildlife of thousands of acres of preserved lands and the good life of a beachfront vacation; between the gunships of past naval battles and the countless recreational opportunities of the present. It’s all there, right before their eyes and visitors make their own connections from the moment they take in one of its exceptional views: the sun sinking into the warm Gulf of Mexico; the weathered halls of a 150-year-old brick fort; the flutter of a colorful neotropical migrant bird; a fishing boat easing from the dock at sunrise.

Alabama’s Coastal Connection ( and the waterways it follows are significant to the state of Alabama and the region for many reasons. Among them, the National Historic Landmarks of Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines; the protected lands of the Dauphin Island Audubon Sanctuary, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Gulf State Park; beaches, which are the number one tourist destination in the state; and a unique culture of working waterfronts. Each offers unique scenic settings.

A variety of accommodations are available, making the shore accessible to those looking for a campsite, a family-friendly beach house, a luxury hotel or anything in between.

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