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Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo courtesy of Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Gulf Shores Photo courtesy of Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo courtesy of Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Gulf Shores beach Photo courtesy of Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Ferris Wheel at The Wharf.

Photo courtesy of Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

With 32 miles of spectacular, sugar-white beaches and a raftload of outdoor activities and family attractions, the neighboring towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are premier family beach vacation destinations. 

Spring weather is usually warm, with cool evenings: average daily high is 66.7 in March, 74,4 in April, before rising to 81 in May.

What's special about Gulf Shores Alabama?

Gulf Shores has been a place with sparkling waters, rolling dunes, white sand beaches-- and not over-commercialized. Look for changes, as the Emerald Coast to the east becomes trendier. Fortunately, with so many beaches, some can get crowded in summer while others are more secluded and quiet. 

Accommodations 

For lodging, Gulf Shores has beach houses rentals, condos, hotels, motels, campgrounds, B&B's. Search for the type of lodgings you want. Gulf Shores Plantation bills itself as "the affordable Gulf Shores Resort", and has sugar-white beach, indoor pool, six outdoor pools, tennis, shuffleboard, putting green, and more.

The Best Western on the Beach has a beach-side pool, indoor pool, on-site Denny's restaurant, and kitchenettes.

Or how about a "resort park"-- a state park with some resort-like amenities? At Gulf Resort State Park, guests can camp or stay in cabins, and enjoy two miles of sugar white sand beach, tennis, 18-hole golf course, nature programs, 900-acre lake for fishing, swimming, water skiing.

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