Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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Enjoy Serenity in Your Gulf Shores Vacation Condo

Sitting back and relaxing on your balcony of a beachfront condo while you take in views of the Alabama coastline can seem idyllic, and this can be your real-life experience when you reserve a Gulf Shores vacation condo today. Vacation condos give you all of the conveniences of home, such as a full kitchen and private bedrooms and bathrooms for your family or friends. Some of the condos in the Gulf Shores area have beach views, and others have beach access that make it easy for you to head down to the shoreline for fun in the sun.

Outdoor Recreation

The beach is a primary draw for many people who head to Gulf Shores on vacation, and there is good reason for this. Gulf Shores is known for its exceptional beaches with clean, soft sand and clear, blue water. From your vacation condo, you could enjoy sunbathing, building sandcastles, playing in the water and more all just steps from your accommodations. Gulf Shores is loaded with plenty of other outdoor activities to keep you busy as well. Parasailing along the coastline and deep sea fishing are two of the most popular excursions, and you can also rent jet skis, power boats, sailboats and more for additional fun outdoors in Gulf Shores.


In addition to playing at the beach while you are on vacation, you can also take your loved ones to Adventure Island. This is an amusement park venue that has exciting rides, challenging games, food, drinks and more. For a different kind of fun, take your family or friends to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, a beautiful nature trail that enables you to get to know a different side of Gulf Shores. From your condo, you will also be close to a waterfront park in neighboring Orange Beach that has sports courts for group games, picnic tables and water frontage for you to enjoy.


Gulf Shores is a town that may be ideal for relaxing at the beach, but it is also a lively town with a great nightlife. There are numerous bars and restaurants located up and down the main highway in the area that make it easy for you to kick back after a fun-filled day in the sun. Some of the top options that you may want to explore while in the area include Cosmos Restaurant and Bar, the Undertow, Live Bait Nightclub, the Cigar Bar, Island Time Daiquiris and several others.


You cannot help but have a great time exploring all that Gulf Shores has to offer, and part of the reason for this is because of the spectacular climate. The humid subtropical climate makes this a perfect destination to visit almost year-round, but the warmer temperatures in the summer season mean that summer is preferred for spending time at the beach. The average daily high is in the low 60s in the summer, and it jumps to the high 80s and low 90s in the summer months. Gulf Shores receives approximately 67 inches of rain per year, and July is the wettest month.

How to Get There

Gulf Shores is easy to reach via car or boat. Many will take a private vessel to the area and dock it in one of the marinas located in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or another neighboring community. Some will fly into Mobile or Pensacola and rent a car. Others will travel in their own vehicle to reach Gulf Shores. Take Interstate 10 to the exit for Highway 98. This highway leads into Gulf Shores, making it easy to access.

Riding the waves in Gulf Shores

If you’ve been lucky enough to nab one of the many available beachfront Gulf Shores vacation rentals, then setting out on the open seas for a dolphin-watching excursion is a must. A number of companies provide the incredible experience of skimming across the idyllic waters in a glass-bottomed catamaran, watching these amazing creatures frolic in their natural habitat. Perfect for all ages, these tours are frequent during the summer months, while winter and fall departure times should be researched in advance to avoid disappointment. Traveling without kids? A sunset cruise is the ideal way to add a splash of romance to your holiday.

Presenting Gulf Shores’ past

While it can be tempting to spend your Gulf Shores getaway on the beach, soaking up the rays, the city is full of history and Fort Morgan is the go-to place to uncover it. The site of several important naval battles, Fort Morgan offers stunning panoramas of the bay and is home to a fascinating museum that is well worth the cost of admission. The facility is open daily, though guided tours operate exclusively in the summer, with guides dressed in full military regalia providing an interactive and engaging insight into the area’s storied heritage.

A splash of summer in Gulf Shores

There’s nothing better than passing the sun-filled summer months in Alabama—temperatures soar and cloudy skies are nothing but a memory. That makes it the perfect time for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts to visit, with the area’s various nature trails lined with blooming flowers and lush vegetation. Many rentals come with a pool, meaning the kids can cool down after a long day of sightseeing under the southern sun, and there are even Gulf Shores vacation rentals on the beach, ideal for those looking to top up their tans.

Hitting the trails in Gulf Shores

The area around Gulf Shores is home to an abundance of wildlife, which the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail proudly displays. Gulf Shores vacation rentals near Orange Beach are a fantastic starting point for these trails, which wind from the coast all the way to Gulf State Park. The park boasts 7 trails across 6 distinct ecosystems, so you’ll be free to choose a route that caters to your interests. No matter what you choose, forest or marsh, there’ll be stunning flowers, cute critters, and natural wonders around each and every turn.