It's always a great time to hit the beach in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key.

Explore more than 30 miles of white-sand beaches in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key.

It's Always A Great Time To Hit The Beach In Gulf Shores

With a temperate year-round climate, it is always a great time to hit the beach in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan or Perdido Key.

Even if you are not staying Gulf front, there are more than 30 miles of white-sand beaches to explore from your beach condo or house rental or by visiting a public beach access. Several are listed below:

Johnson Beach – Gulf Island National Seashore is located on Perdido Key and is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Entrance fees are required, but Johnson Beach is one the few places you can pitch your tent directly on the sugar-white sands along the Gulf of Mexico.

Perdido Key State Park offers visitors a picturesque place to fish, swim or explore the environment. With many activities to choose from and a breathtaking setting serving as the backdrop, this park, located on the barrier island, is a great spot for families to visit. (Find your perfect Perdido Key beach house rental.)

Florida Point is located 0.3 miles east of Perdido Pass Bridge and offers 6,000 feet of wide beach, sand dunes, boardwalks, picnic areas, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Parking is free.s

Cotton Bayou is located at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 161 and features restrooms and showers on site. Parking is free.

Romar Beach is located 6.8 miles east of Highway 59 and has plenty of free parking (no facilities).

The Gulf State Park Pavilion Area is located six miles east of Highway 59 and offers air-conditioned restrooms, private showers, a snack bar, shady spots to sit and eat, plus a huge fireplace for chilly days. There is a $6 fee to park all day ($12 for large vans).

Gulf Shores Public Beach is located where Highway 59 dead-ends. There are beach attendants, three open-air pavilions, a picnic area, plus restrooms and showers on site. A small fee for all-day parking applies.

Gulf Shores 2nd Street Public Beach is just two blocks west of Highway 59. Facilities include a handicapped-accessible restroom, an outdoor shower and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Parking is free.

Gulf Shores 5th, 6th and 13th Street Public Beaches are all located west of Highway 59. You can walk the boardwalk to the beaches and each offers an outdoor shower. The 6th Street access offers a handicapped-accessible restroom.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Beach is located at 12295 State Highway 180 (Fort Morgan Road) in Gulf Shores. Park along Mobile Street for easy beach access. Because this is a wildlife refuge, there are no facilities, but the Refuge Office is nearby.

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