Explore Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is "what to do" in Alabama. Our family-friendly destination is where you can relax on an endless stretch of snow-white beach, ride the roller coasters at The Park by OWA, or experience the Gulf’s world-class fishing. Everyone in your family is sure to find their entertainment and activity of choice in Gulf Shores. Plus, our year-round balmy weather bodes well for plenty of sports and meeting venues, so there’s always a new Gulf Shores event in the making. 


Gulf State Park

The crown jewel of Gulf Shores is Gulf State Park. Here you can explore hiking trails through marshland and pine forest, relax on three miles of unspoiled white sand beach, and brave the zip-line over the dunes. Bring your camera to snap photos of the area’s alligators, bobcats, and white-tailed deer. Enjoy nearly 2,500 feet of space for fishing along the recently constructed Gulf of Mexico fishing pier and enjoy a fun-filled day with the family at 5,000 sq. ft. swimming pool and splash pad.

Gulf State Recreation

With endless stretches of powdery white beaches and dozens of sports and event venues, Gulf Shores, AL is a premier destination of sports and other events. Bring your family to cheer on their favorite athletes at the Gulf Shores Sports Complex, the Orange Beach Sportsplex, and the Foley Sports Tourism Complex. How about joining in on the action yourself? Gulf Shores offers plenty of fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddling, golf, and other outdoor activities to help make your stay with us an adventure.

Riding Bikes through the Park

Shopping and Dining Destinations

With the opportunity to enjoy seafood straight off the boat, there’s only one word to describe Gulf Shores cuisine: delicious! While seafood is undoubtedly the main event here, you can also find scrumptious meals for any palette, all served with the Gulf’s famous Southern hospitality.

After dining out, shop ‘til you drop with the Gulf Shores’ countless shopping centers and local stores, including Tanger Outlets SanRoc Cray, and The Wharf in Orange Beach. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, stylish beachwear, or a souvenir of your vacation, there’s a shop in Gulf Shores waiting for you.