Half-way between New Orleans, LA and Tallahassee, FL lies Gulf Shores, a spot where Alabama nudges onto the Gulf of Mexico. This seaside resort in Baldwin County, AL is highlighted by 32 miles of beautiful sugar-white beaches and tons of family fun. Reasonable prices and a number of family attractions provide an exciting and relaxing getaway for folks of all ages. Waterfront properties face either the Gulf of Mexico or Tranquil Bay. Water parks, amusement parks and souvenir shops are just a few of the fun family attractions available. And Gulf Shores boasts some of the best and freshest seafood around.
Ready to greet you in the city of Gulf Shores with white sun-kissed beaches, surging surf, seagulls and seashells is Gulf State Park. Consisting of 6,150 acres, Gulf State Park has resort-like amenities where campers can lounge by the pool, breakfast at the lodge, fish from an 825-foot pier on the Gulf of Mexico, rent boats at the marina, bike, play tennis or golf on the 18-hole championship golf course, enjoy 2-1/2 miles of powdery white sand beaches, as well as a 900-acre lake with an abundance of freshwater fishing, skiing and swimming. The kids can participate at the Nature Center with story time, sand castle-building contests and beach walks. You can have primitive camping, rent a cottage or stay at a resort hotel all in one place!
Other family attractions include:
- Adventure Island has miniature golf, laser tag, Go-Karts, paddle boats, simulator coasters and an arcade
- Gulf Coast Exploreum has a hands-on science center with IMAX theater
- Waterville USA is a water park with hot-air balloons and several museums
- Gulf Shores Amusement Park has rides, carts and games
- Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 300 animals, including lions, tigers and bears
Throughout the year Gulf Shores enjoys a very mild climate. High temperatures in the winter average around 65 degrees; summer-time high temperatures average above 90 degrees. Gulf Shores also averages 61 inches of rainfall per year. The temperature however, can dip significantly at times, during the months of December, January, and February, occasionally as low as the upper 20s.
Gulf Shores is devoted to beachfront hotels, condominiums, vacation houses and a tourism/real estate based economy. Newly minted, towering structures now bristle along the beachfront, and throughout the area a huge development boom is currently underway. Contact us today and let us provide a perfect place for you to have fun in Gulf Shores, AL.