Alabama Beaches

Gulf Coast beaches are like none other in the world, and some of the best can be found only in Sweet Home Alabama. The soft white sands and pristine waters of Alabama beaches make them the perfect place to escape the hustle and the bustle of daily life and just relax. And if you’re on vacation, there’s no better way to spend the day. Feel the refreshing sea breeze cool your skin as you step out onto the pillows of white sand that await you. Listen to the calming dance of the waves upon the shore and rejuvenate your spirits under the vast open skies. You’ll find a world you won’t ever want to leave! Alabama also offers world-famous seafood straight from the Gulf, panoramic views, and family-friendly activities of all kinds. If you want to spend your beach time having a blast with water and sand activities, Alabama beaches are the best places to be. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next trip to Alabama’s beaches now!

48 Hours in Beach Towns

April 2023


Where Alabama embraces the Gulf of Mexico with white-sand beaches, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Foley provide the nonstop fun and laid-back charm you seek.


First things first, take a deep breath. You’re finally on vacation, so let the fun begin! Kick things off in Foley, just a few miles north of the beach, at what’s quickly becoming a family-friendly landmark—OWA.

Scream on thrill rides and slip down water slides. Ride kid-friendly options or white-knuckle favorites, like Rollin’ Thunder, the park’s iconic rollercoaster. Cool off in the brand-new Tropic Falls Indoor Water Park. Alternatively, if your theme park days are behind you and you have a teenager in tow, spend the afternoon filling your shopping bag with deals at Tanger Outlets. Claire’s, Crocs, Forever 21, J. Crew, Vera Bradley—they’re all here. For local finds, browse the goods at the

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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's soaking up the sun or kayaking through the dunes, Alabama has some of the greatest beach experiences waiting for you.

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Gulf Coast Life

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our Coast.

The Wharf

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Fairhope French Quarter

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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Bellingrath Gardens & Home

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Find an Alabama Beach Experience

Explore beach locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Outdoor Recreation Site
26986 Fish Trap Road
Elberta, AL 36530
We are a full-service boat yard including concrete floating docks, a slip dry storage building, ship store, gasoline and high speed diesel pumps, pump-out facilities, 24-hour security and more.
Outdoor Recreation Site
Various locations
Stockton, AL 36507
The Bartram Canoe Trail....The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is our nation’s second largest river delta. There are many adventures waiting as you canoe or kayak down this majestic piece of the Delta.
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
11352 Kelly Lane
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
We rent motorized beach wheelchairs that will take you through the deepest sand all the way to the water’s edge. Visit our website for all the details.
Hotel Or Motel
337 East Beach Boulevard
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Not provided
Hotel Or Motel
26032 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561