Alabama's Beautiful Gulf Coast

              The beach is a favorite spot for thousands of tourists each year.  A destination favored by many is the beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast.  A bathing suit clad beach goer can enjoy shopping at the many souvenir shops, or lounge away the day on the dazzling crystal white beaches along the coast line. 

                There are also many fine restaurants to entice new comers.  Vibrant shopping centers, pristine golf courses and colorful marinas dot the landscapes, many of which were renovated following Hurricane Ivan.  There are many activities to keep one busy.  Several are to watch the brightly hued sail boats darting through the waves or to watch glimpses of playful dolphins chasing after school of small fish.  From highway 182 to the Florida state line, tourists flock to this area year round to enjoy the sunshine and fresh seafood.  Despite the sometimes unpredictable weather, the area has been able to keep its laid back fishing village atmosphere.

                Souvenir stores, a tattoo parlor, an ice cream shop, and a few cast away type bars support the sea-side look of the old Gulf South.  Folks can enjoy a casual river boat cruise on Wolf Bay or go dancing to the beat of the Thursday night band at Lulu’s Homeport Marina.  Things to do are endless, the night life rocks with such activities as the Cosmic movie theatre, Animal attractions, amusement parks, deep-sea fishing, putt-putt golf, diving, snorkeling, beach volleyball, walking along the beach or just relaxing.   Sunrises and sunsets along the Gulf area are also amazing.  The intense hue’s and ever-changing colors are soul-stirring.

                Alabama’s Gulf Coast climate is mild with exceptional hot summers but perfect for those wanting a lush golden tan.  The temperatures are mild during the off-season.  This ranges from Oct to April with temp jumping into the 90’s during peak season from May to September.  There are several different forms of travel packages with discounts and coupons offered year round to help fill vacancies.  Additional information with coupons is available at the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce.  Check it out for yourself and see why Alabama’s Gulf Coast is and always will be one of the South’s favorite beach locations. 

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