Alabama's beaches are consistently at the top of the list of favorite beaches in America for vacationers traveling with kids and for those who want an affordable and beautiful beach locale.

Why Families Love Alabama’s Beaches

Alabama’s beaches are consistently named among the top in the country for families with children and for budget-conscious travelers.

Alabama Beaches Are Entertaining For The Kids

TravelingMoms.com named Gulf Shores and Orange Beach among the “Best Beaches for Kids Love Alabama BeachesFamilies in the U.S.,” citing the beautiful white sand and suggesting a visit to Gulf State Park.

TravelingMom.com also named Alabama’s beaches among the top “Spring Break Vacations for Families,” citing the appeal of less crowded beaches (which make it easier to keep an eye on the kids).

Keeping kids entertained is a top priority for Meyer Vacation Rentals, with more than 270 vacation rentals offering access to a children’s pool (Here are some of our favorites). There are also several condos or attractions nearby that offer a lazy river (see videos). And, if you don’t want to leave your “furry” kids behind, there are plenty of options for dog-friendly rentals. Indoor pools are another family favorite if afternoon rain showers come into play.

Families will especially enjoy the endless activities in the area, including the new OWA amusement park, Waterville USA and the Track Family Recreation Center, among other activities.

Alabama Beaches Are Affordable

According to Time.com’s “MONEY” magazine, Alabama’s beaches are in the top most affordable vacation destinations in the United States—and the world.

“Warm green waters and soft, white-sand beaches greet you in this destination, situated at the top of the Gulf of Mexico, and a MONEY overall pick for Best in Travel 2017,” MONEY stated.

Beach volleyballSome inexpensive activities suggested by MONEY include hitting the Gulf Shores Public Beach area for a pickup game of sand volleyball or visiting Gulf State Park Pavilion for fun in the sun, scuba diving out to sunken freighter The LuLu or taking a dolphin-sighting excursion.

For vacationers watching their budget, staying in one of the following might be appropriate: a low-density complex, which is more of a low-rise type of complex and is spread out in a spacious layout; “Gulf oriented,” a property near the beach but not on the beach side of the street; or “Gulf side,” indicating a location on the beach side of the street but without a Gulf view. Waterfront properties provide the opportunity to experience a different aspect of the area, with their location on bays, lagoons or bayous.

One- and two-bedroom condos, which sleep up to 10, are another affordable option and offer a variety of views and locations along the beaches.

Plan your trip to Alabama’s family-friendly and affordable beaches by browsing Meyer’s extensive variety of vacation rentals condos and houses situated throughout a 30+-mile stretch of white-sand beach.
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