Gulf Shores is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Gulf Shores is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is the southernmost settlement in the state of Alabama.
Gulf Shores remained a little-known vacation treasure, 32 miles of soft sand and clear waters, that lace the edges of Alabama’s southern border to the Gulf of Mexico.
With attractions like championship golf, nature trails and water sports, travelers are escaping to the beach for their annual vacations and weekend getaways. Made almost entirely of quartz grains washed down from the Appalachian Mountains thousands of years ago, the white-sand beaches that make up Gulf Shores shoreline is one of the finest in the world.
Popular attractions include the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (as featured in Animal Planet’s „The Little Zoo that Could“, Pelican Place at Craft Farms, a shopping mall, and Waterville USA, a family amusement water park. The city is home to an annual three-day music festival on the beach each May, the Hangout Music Festival.
Sugar-white beaches, fresh seafood, championship golf courses, charter fishing trips, wildlife areas and historic sites are just a few of the treasures Gulf Shores has in store for its visitors. Foley, a town about 20 minutes from the Gulf, is a water-sports paradise. Surrounded by back bays and rivers, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and fresh seafood. This area is the perfect getaway and has a little something for everyone.