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Cobia Fishing in Gulf Shores
Photo Courtesy Dan Brothers
Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan And Orange Beach form the gulf coast area of Baldwin County in the southwestern portion of Alabama bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Once separated from the mainland, Pleasure Island, on which Gulf Shores is located, was connected in 1933 by a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway. Gulf Shores has grown rapidly since that time, and continues to attract residents, visitors and entrepreneurs with its beautiful sandy beaches, mild climate and numerous business opportunities. Traditionally regarded as a tourist resort community, Gulf Shores has evolved into a small town that is home to a resident population of 5000. Its natural amenities have made it particularly attractive to retirees from throughout the United States. As a result, the city's population burgeons during the winter months. Tourists raise the population during these busy summer months to over 40,000.

The mild climate makes watersports possible year round, as well as deep sea fishing, bird watching and hiking. Off the beach enjoy the water slides, bungee towers, minature golf, and go-cart tracks.

This is an ideal spot for family vacation fun on the Gulf Coast. The Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival in the Fall is always a treat. The area boasts some of the most attractive and most challenging golf courses in the country.

Historic Fort Morgan and the battleship U.S.S. Alabama in nearby Mobile are always popular. Ft. Morgan hosts Civil War day camps for children in the summer.

Fireworks light up the beaches on summer evenings as the City of Gulf Shores sponsors 4th of July celebrations. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is also held in July at nearby Dauphin Island. Restaurants in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Perdido Key serve the freshest and finest of seafood all the time.

For those seeking nature-based travel opportunities, Gulf Shores has the adventure you're looking for! Hiking, biking, canoeing and sailing are all there within local parks and recreational facilities.

The Alabama coast has mild temperatures throughout the season. The first and foremost activity available is pure relaxation in a fabulous setting. There are also plays, concerts, sporting events, historic home tours, and of course, Mardi Gras. Indoors or out, from music to history, sports to festivals, parades to plays, there are activities for the entire family in Gulf Shores at any time of the year.

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