The beaches of the Gulf Coast are a wonderful place for travelers to use as a vacation destination.

A recent study of vacation habits found that almost half of all travelers took a beach vacation in the past year, and many are searching for the right destination for their next trip. Several spots along the Gulf Coast can serve as stellar locations for any future adventure. Photo courtesy of Briana Tisch Photography.

Quiet beach vacations are growing in popularity

Is there anything as relaxing as a beach vacation? For many travelers, the answer is no, which why is they choose to embark on spectacular trips to coastal locations for some rest and relaxation. Whether they are traveling with their extended family, close friends or a significant other, these individuals can reap the benefits of a memorable trip to the Gulf Coast as well as the wonderful Gulf Shores beach houses they enjoy in the process. 

Travelers flock to the beach

The beaches of the Gulf Coast are a wonderful place for travelers to use as a vacation destination.According to the 2013 Flip Flop Report, a survey released by one travel search company, about 46 percent of people have taken a beach vacation in the past year. Many must have loved the experience, as 64 percent of respondents said they are very likely to take a trip to a shore sometime in the next 12 months. With so many individuals eager to venture to the beach, these coastal getaways remain the most popular type of vacation. 

Gulf Coast attracts vacationers 

When it comes to planning a beach vacation, location is everything. That's why many savvy vacationers make it a point to select a destination that is catered to their needs. Luckily, areas along the Gulf Coast provide the perfect setting for a relaxing trip. For example, Gulf Shores offers stretches of excellent beaches with plenty of top restaurants and family friendly attractions nearby. In fact, USA Today named Gulf Shores as one of the best beach towns to visit during the fall. 

Travelers who are in the mood for a quieter getaway may want to consider a stay at Fort Morgan condos. The historical area of Fort Morgan boasts enough sandy shores to keep visitors happy, but it also is more secluded than some nearby destinations, making it ideal for those who would rather spend time unwinding with loved ones and enjoying the quiet nature of the town. 

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Vacationing in Fort Morgan is a fantastic choice for the whole family, and a day trip to nearby Dauphin Island offers even more fun. Whether you'd like to see historical sites or dive deeper into nature, this island will keep you interested and entertained.

How many reptiles can you spy when you take a walk in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Visit the reptiles at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Just because you're looking to get away from it all in Fort Morgan doesn't mean you won't want to entertain the kids! Take them on a reptile "hunt" through Bon Secour and look for these species. Bring a camera to record the turtles, lizards, snakes and more that live in this natural area.

When you visit Fort Morgan, you'll find these arched casemates that the troops used for storage.

Give yourself a Fort Morgan history lesson

Everyone can benefit from a hands-on history lesson, and Fort Morgan provides just that for travelers staying in the area's vacation rentals. You can even pull up this guide on your smartphone as you navigate past each site and learn what it was like here for 19th-century troops.

You'll spot Brown Pelicans and other birds when you head to Bon Secour to watch the sun set.

Watch the sun set at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge

If you are staying in Fort Morgan rentals, you have easy access to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, which is a serene spot to experience the Gulf Coast's stunning sunsets. Stroll along the Pine Beach or Jeff Friend trails for the best view of one of nature's most beautiful phenomena.

Things to do in Fort Morgan

Things to do in Fort Morgan

Whether you're staying at Gulf Shores beach house rentals or charming accommodations anywhere else in Alabama's illustrious coastline, you should make it a point to stop in Fort Morgan, which boasts a number of museums and activities fit for the whole family.

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