|Accommodations are plentiful on beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama|
Along with lazy days spent building sand castles and cooling off under splashing waves along 32 miles of soft, sugar-white sand, this coastal region offers a bounty of ways to enjoy its Southern charm. No matter your age, you’ll enjoy the beach town simplicity and abundant opportunities to enjoy Mother Nature.
|Dolphin sightings are guaranteed in the back bays of Gulf Shores.|
|Well-maintained trail at Bon Secour|
National Wildlife Refuge
|Secluded beach is a welcome destination.|
|Family cruises teach kids about marine life.|
Adults and older children enjoy exploring Alabama’s multiple fresh waterways by kayak at the Five Rivers Delta Center. Outfitters provide single or double kayaks for rent. As you paddle through areas of mossy growth and open, easily navigated spaces of calm water, you’ll experience the beauty of scenic rivers, woods, and wetlands. After an excursion on the water, spend time at the visitor center viewing exhibits about history of the region, importance of the rivers, and conservation activities for preserving the delta.
|Kayaking is pleasant in smooth water at Five Rivers Delta Center.|
Golf is a year-round sport in the mild climate. Ten signature courses are within driving range of the beach, with several other courses open for public play. Tennis, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkeling—and, of course, shopping are other activities enjoyed by visitors.
|Whet your appetite with giant shrimp.|
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier