Things to do in Gulf Shores

Top Things to Do in Gulf Shores

Things to Do in Gulf Shores

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  • Christine L
    Minneapolis, MN36 contributions
    nice area with different kinds of habitat. You can rent a bike for free when you down load the app to explore more of the area. Lucky if you find someone who can help you through that process as it was a bit confusing... but a lovely thing to do on a nice day.
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Jim P
    38 contributions
    I've been here twice now, 2019 and 2022...just incredible to see hammerhead and black-tip sharks, green and loggerhead sea turtles, watch people fishing and just an amazing place!
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • maylee
    Quincy, IL7 contributions
    it was a good zoo and we even did a sloth encounter which was a super cool experience that I would definitely suggest doing and it’s good for all ages!!!
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Chris W
    Walterboro51 contributions
    A wide, white sandy beach. Plenty of room for all. I am thinking they don't allow fishing. I didn't have to duck or go around lines. So not sure on that.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • Keith S
    1 contribution
    Very nice welcome center with lots of informative information! Very nice lady who advises you on your visit.
    Written 18 October 2022
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  • Scott H
    Birmingham, AL188 contributions
    This is a 1.6 mile in (and 1.6 Mile out) trail leading to the beach. Most of the trail is a gravel road with the exception of the last 1/4 mile through the sand dunes. The reward is the isolated beach at the end of the hike.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Jim P
    38 contributions
    I was very impressed by the selection of beers and their quality! Most impressive was the man behind the bar who knew exactly the type of beer I wanted. The Hundred Daze IPA was perfect. The imperial stout that my wife had was superb as was the lager that our friends enjoyed. We took a couple of Hundred Daze for the trip back home! Highly recommended...
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • Debby G
    Niceville, FL47 contributions
    Had no intention of driving to Fort Morgan, we were just out exploring the area and drove down to the end of the road and there was Fort Morgan. We were totally impressed. Just reading the history, seeing the artifacts, walking along the grounds in awe of this history there...just Wow. As others stated, the views from the top of the Fort were beautiful. There is a charge to get in, but if you are military, for you it is free, and they offer a senior discount also.
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • smoss999
    Cartersville, GA322 contributions
    We decided to take a break from the beach and spend a day at Waterville USA on Wednesday to break up our trip. We got tickets online and also paid for a cabana. I wouldn't say a cabana is necessary as there are plenty of lounge chairs around the park, but it was nice to have a personal server to bring food and drinks and to be able to take a relaxing break in private. First let me say that it wasn't overly crowded but it seemed a little crowded early in the day, but only because 3 of the slides were not working due to a water supply issue. They got that fixed around lunch time and from then on it didn't seem crowded at all. I think the longest we waited was maybe 10 minutes, but most times we walked straight on the slides or had a couple of minutes wait. They have 9 slides in total once they were all operational. The only negatives would be the lazy river, the wave pool, and the food. The lazy river doesn't have much current, it's relaxing but would be nice if it moved a little faster. The wave pool is not very wavy. I don't know that I'd call those waves. My son loves the wave pools at other water parks but we barely spent time in this one. Also the food was average theme park food at best, but that's to be expected. I feel like for the price we paid we more than got our money's worth. We would definitely come back again.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Joyce1927
    Louisville, KY137 contributions
    This was our first beach festival and we really had fun! Lots of good food and fun for the family! Beautiful arts and craft items and lots of choices. Nice atmosphere too! Thanks to Gulf Shores for putting on a great event!
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • 901Memphis901
    Memphis, TN149 contributions
    Wonderful Parish. They have good mass times - 8:00 for the early people but later masses too for those who want to have lunch in gulf shores if you stay in Fort Morgan.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • CookiesMom
    Tullahoma, TN26 contributions
    We took our shih tzu here multiple times while on vacation to allow her to walk and potty. Excellent location, very clean, and beautiful scenery. Lake Shelby is beautiful! We kept our dog on a leash because she can be aggressive toward strangers and other dogs, plus we were worried about alligators. We only saw people with large dogs, and they were allowing them to swim in the lake which the dogs seemed to enjoy.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Jay B
    Fairhope, AL838 contributions
    As a fairly experienced birder, I have so enjoyed the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail (ACBT). Note that the ACBT consists of over 50 sites in Baldwin County (Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are in Baldwin County) and Mobile County. Several great ACBT sites are in the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores/Gulf State Park areas. I have birded them all and have found it to be some of the best, most diverse birding anywhere in the world. Even if you are not a "birder", a tour of the ACBT will take you to some really beautiful, quiet places where you can relax and enjoy God's gifts of nature to us.
    Written 25 April 2020
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  • kmbrown021393
    Cedar Rapids, IA366 contributions
    We stopped and really enjoyed our visit. It was not open; but I called the number and the guy was there within 5 minutes to open up for us. I would definitely recommend visiting.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • java B
    Jasper, GA2 contributions
    We visit this dog park every day that we are in the Gulf Shore and Orange beach areas. We travel with our dogs who need to get out and run a bit. This is a friendly dog park, very popular and can be very busy at times. It’s great socialization for the dogs and often several or more dogs get up a crazy game of chase to wear them all out eventually. Mornings are a bit quieter there. Afternoons are typically pretty busy with people dropping in with their dogs after work from say 4pm on to until dusk. There is shade, two water stations for the dogs, trees and large open spaces for running and fetching, refuse bags and disposal stations as well as seating.
    Written 18 June 2022
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