As the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice has been celebrated for centuries. Why not make the most of Summer Solstice this year with a trip to the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast?

How To Make The Most Of The Summer Solstice In 3 EASY STEPS

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year on the Gulf Coast. This astronomically significant event presents the perfect opportunity to absorb the sunny health benefits of Vitamin D, decompress from the workaday world, and reconnect with nature, friends and family.

Here are 3 fun ways to make the most of the Summer Solstice:


The sunrise is often the time when people celebrate the celestially momentous Summer Solstice. Did you know that, regardless of the time of year, some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the world can be seen from Gulf Coast beaches, where there is an unrestricted view of the horizon?


Bask in the sun and reflect on the beauty of nature by sitting outside to read that book gathering dust by your bedside. What better place to catch up on your reading than the beach? While you read, tune in to the call of seagulls overhead, look on as sandpipers flee the incoming surf, and be soothed by the music of the waves rolling gently onto the sugar-white sand.


On the Gulf Coast, we celebrate the sunshine all year long, and especially during the summer months. The sun’s warmth inspires renewal, relaxation and rejuvenation. June, July and August are ideal for a visit.

Reserve a gulf-front house or condo to view the Gulf Coast’s stunning sunrises and sunsets from your balcony or the sugar-white sand of our beaches.
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