History of Alabama Gulf Coast, Alabama
Gulf Shores is not only home to sugar white sand beaches and great vacation homes, but plenty of non-beach amenities, attractions and activities as well. Nature hikes, deep sea fishing, championship golf courses and great seafood restaurants can all be found in Gulf Shores, nestled along Mobile Bay on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
There is also plenty of history to explore. Spend an afternoon in Fort Morgan, site of the Civil War battle of Mobile Bay. Take the kids to an amusement park, or one of the many playgrounds. In October the world renowned annual National Shrimp Festival will delight you're craving for crustaceans and down home art and music. It is nearly impossible to be bored in Gulf Shores, unless that is your goal. There's plenty of sand and surf to keep you sitting all day, and that's just fine too!
It is almost impossible to have nothing to do in Orange Beach. Nestled on the banks of the Gulf of Mexico River, Orange Beach offers just about everything you would want in an Alabama Gulf Coast vacation. Plenty of sugar sand beachfront, charter fishing, championship golf, plus great shopping and dining. A 900 acre offers freshwater fishing, skiing and swimming, while an 825 foot pier allows you to drop a line into the Gulf of Mexico, perhaps to catch some dinner. Take the kids to Adventure Island or Waterville USA. Learn about the history of the area at the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum. Stay in one of the many vacation condos or homes that can be found on or very near the water. Whatever you think a great beach vacation should include, Orange Beach has it.