How does this sound? You’re lazily lounging in your beach chair without a care in the world, the wind lightly blowing through your hair, enjoying the feel of the beautiful and fine, white sand between your toes, and the smell of the salty air. You’re taking in the sun’s rays as you listen to your friends and family laugh and jump over the Gulf of Mexico waves with an ice-cold drink in your hand or a fishing pole waiting for a bite.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are an outdoor lover’s paradise whether you enjoy paddling your way through serene waterways, trying to catch the perfect fish, watching dolphins play in the waves, or playing a round or two on one of our 15 area golf courses, some of which are PGA and Golf Digest rated. While here, don’t forget our beautiful Gulf State Park which has more than 27 miles of paved, mostly flat hiking and biking trails. The park is also a fisherman’s paradise with more than 900 acres of scenic freshwater lakes on one side, and the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico on the other; you’re sure to make your fantasy of catching “the big one” a reality.

Our Alabama Gulf Coast is becoming known as a national and worldwide culinary paradise. Your taste buds will thank you for introducing them to the different tastes, styles and flavors available at our award-winning restaurants.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have lots to offer the beach bum, nature lover, sports enthusiast and food connoisseur. Our piece of paradise has something your entire family will enjoy so start planning your escape today. Visit our website at