Gulf Shores Area Information
The founding families of Gulf Shores were more interested in the lucrative fishing business than the beauty of the beaches, but visitors soon found the destination desirable. This charming coastal location -- Alabama's original beach town -- has been a beloved spot for families to gather for generations. Entertainment is prevalent for young and old, including two popular golf courses, and near to condos and beach houses that grace these award-winning beaches and lagoon waterfronts. Take a trip to where it all began.
The charming coastal city of Gulf Shores remains a beloved spot for families to gather. Many unique, new buildings join other favorite condominiums and family-style beach houses that grace these award-winning beaches. Upscale condominiums rich with amenities dot the shoreline, providing gulf and lagoon views that delight all your senses. This popular beach community also boasts a distinctive array of numerous private homes along the gulf, aside waterways and near the beach.
Enjoy a medley of fun family entertainment at Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend golf courses, The Track Family Recreation Center, Waterville USA, Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf State Park Pier and Cobb Pinnacle 14 Theatres. Unique shopping venues, popular restaurants, nature walks, birding spots, parasailing, a museum parks, boat launches, a fishing pier, bike paths, tennis courts, a skate park, diving excursions, a recreation center and spas provide hours of amusement for all ages.