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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Ocean Front
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: GULF TOWER ... 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths... Direct Beach Front No pets no smoking allowed!!!!! ARRIVE TODAY DIRT CHEAP DEALS!!!!!! FALL WK $719 OCT 10-16... Learn More
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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Ocean View
Condo: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Condo, Sea Facing Unit Description: Directly on the beach with unrestricted Gulf Front views, these 1 bedroom 2 bath condos... Learn More
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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Ocean View
Condo: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Condo, Sea Facing Unit Description: Directly on the beach with unrestricted Gulf Front views, these 1 bedroom 2 bath condos... Learn More
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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Beach Front
Condo: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 1 bedroom/1 bathroom condo Unit Description: Equipped with a kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable furnishings and more. Customers who book must call... Learn More
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$101 - $260 night
$707 - $1820 week


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1 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 1 bedroom/1 bathroom condo Unit Description: Fully equipped kitchen, in-unit washer/dryers, TVs, and access to the wonderful on-site amenities. Cu... Learn More
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$70 - $149 night
$490 - $1043 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Ocean View
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Condo, Sea Facing Unit Description: Directly on the beach with unrestricted Gulf Front views, these 2 bedroom 2 bath condos... Learn More
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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Ocean View
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Condo, Sea Facing Unit Description: Directly on the beach with unrestricted Gulf Front views, these 2 bedroom 2 bath condos... Learn More
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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Beach Front
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo Unit Description: Equipped with a kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable furnishings, and more. Customers who book must cal... Learn More
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$120 - $290 night
$840 - $2030 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo Unit Description: Fully equipped kitchens, in-unit washer/dryers, and high-speed internet access. Customers who book mu... Learn More
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$142 - $280 night
$994 - $1960 week


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3 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Ocean View
Condo: 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Condo, Sea Facing Unit Description: Directly on the beach with unrestricted Gulf Front views, these 3 bedroom 3 bath condos... Learn More
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3 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores - Beach Front
Condo: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 3 bedroom/2 bathroom condo Unit Description: Equipped with a kitchen, washer/dryer, comfortable furnishings, and more. Customers who book must cal... Learn More
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$146 - $380 night
$1022 - $2660 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Ground floor condo just a short walk from the Gulf beach, 2 TV's, DVD, pool, BBQ area, partical view of Little Lagoon from balcony.NON-Smoking, Fre... Learn More
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$68 - $152 night
$400 - $900 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Cottage in Gulf Shores
Cottage: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Beautiful cottage with lots of windows & real ponderosa-pine walls, short walk to the Gulf or public boat launch on Lagoon, DVD Player, NO CATS,DSL... Learn More
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$82 - $184 night
$492 - $1102 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Cottage in Gulf Shores
Cottage: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Enjoy private pier at this waterfront cottage located on the Lagoon, Small pets only, 2-TV's, VCR, great fishing, Wave Runner paradise, Pier w/dock... Learn More
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$96 - $216 night
$576 - $1294 week


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4 bedroom Vacation Rental Home in Gulf Shores
Home: 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Direct Gulf front Beach House with beautiful view of sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, Lg balconies off living room & Master bedroom,shared ... Learn More
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$280 - $710 night
$1680 - $4257 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: 925 Beach Club Trail ~ 2 Bedroom ~ 2 Bath ~ Master King ~ Guest 2 Twins ~ Sleeper Sofa ~ 3 TVs/VCR/DVD~Wireless internet~Washer/Dryer ~ Tennis ... Learn More
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$100 - $215 night
$620 - $1580 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Quaint Beachside condo in a great location, Covered ParkingGazebo on the Beach, NON-SMOKING, FREE amenities, 1st floor unitNO POOL Additional Feat... Learn More
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$77 - $172 night
$460 - $1031 week


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3 bedroom Vacation Rental Home in Gulf Shores
Home: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Lovely 3 bedroom house with a view of the Gulf or The Lagoon from 3 balconies, Near public beach access, 4 TV's, VCR/DVD player, DSL,BBQ Grill, Pr... Learn More
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$160 - $363 night
$960 - $2178 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Home in Gulf Shores
Home: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Located on the beach with a limited view of gulf from common balcony. This property is located 1.5 miles west of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores. Approximate... Learn More
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$81 - $169 night
$567 - $1183 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: Quiet family oriented complex. Uniquely decorated with a gulf view,4 TV'd, VCR & 3 DVD players, large pool area for picnics and fun.NON-SMOKING, Fr... Learn More
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$70 - $157 night
$420 - $944 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 0 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: balc access from LR & MBR, updated kitchen, modern furnishings, W/D, free WIFI, free parking-2 car max, nonsmoking, monthly Nov-mid March, outdoor ... Learn More
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$135 - $279 night
$810 - $1674 week


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2 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 2 Bedroom, 0 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: balc access from LR & MBR, beach atmosphere, custom open floor plan, W/D, free WIFI, free parking-2 car max, nonsmoking, monthly Jan-March, outdo... Learn More
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3 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 3 Bedroom, 0 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: balc access from LR & MBR, modern furniture, walk-in shower in MBA, W/D, free WIFI, free parking-2 car max, nonsmoking, monthly Oct-mid March, ou... Learn More
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$153 - $366 night
$918 - $2196 week


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3 bedroom Vacation Rental Condo in Gulf Shores
Condo: 3 Bedroom, 0 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Description: balc access from LR & MBR, open floor plan, modern furnishings, tile, W/D, free WIFI, free parking-2car max, nonsmoking, monthly Dec-mid March, out... Learn More
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The Gulf Shores in Alabama is blessed with over 32 miles of soft-white, sandy beaches. There a are numerous public beaches that are accessible to those who are leasing Gulf shores vacation rentals and Orange Beach vacation rentals. Explore the Gulf Shores beach options below:

• Gulf Place Public Beach – Features include lifeguards, security, restrooms, showers, two beach pavilions, twelve picnic pavilions, and a boardwalk with benches. It is located at 100 Gulf Shores Parkway.
• W. 2nd St. Beach Access –Features include restrooms, showers, beach pavilions and benches. Map: 240 W. Beach Blvd.
• W. 5th St. Beach Access –Amenities consists of a boardwalk with benches, outside showers and a footwash. It’s situated at 599 W. Beach Boulevard.
• W. 6th St. Beach Access – Conveniences include a boardwalk with benches. A bathhouse with restrooms and showers is also accessible to the public. Address: 699 W. Beach Blvd.
• W. 13th St. Beach Access – Advantages include a boardwalk, outside showers, a footwash and benches. Address: 199 W. Beach Blvd.
• Lagoon Pass Park – A Bathhouse with restrooms and showers is centrally located at the park. Address: 1660 W. Beach Blvd.

Parking

Free parking is offered nearby most of the public beaches, except the following:
• Gulf Place
• West 2nd Street
• West 6th Street
The rate for parking is $5 per day. Other important things to know is that tickets should be placed face forward against the dashboard, and all parking machines accept cash, coins and credit. Tourists will need to place the exact amount required by the machine, as change will not issued. Residents on the other hand park for free if they own an annual lease with specified Gulf Shores vacation rentals. In this event, parking decals are usually issued by the rental manager.

Beach Regulations:

• Shelters or tents are permissible, with the exemption being those that are more that 7’x7’ wide, and 4’ high.
• No form of glass is allowed on the beach due to the risks it presents to visitors.
• Pets aren’t allowed on the premises of public beaches. Tourists are better off leaving pets in pet-friendly Gulf Shores vacation rentals if they want to take a stroll on the beach. The dog park is located at Clubhouse Drive and West 2ND Avenue.
• Dunes are no-access areas because of the hazards presented to endangered wildlife. Instead, boardwalks can be used to observe the sea and wildlife.

Renters at Gulf Shores vacation rentals, who have instant access to the beach should note the meaning of the following color codes:
• Double Red Flags: The water is closed to the public
• Red Flag: Danger zone due to high tides and strong currents
• Yellow Flag: Moderate surf and currents
• Green Flag: Low hazard, but also exercise caution
• Purple Flag: Dangerous marine life

There are over seven public beaches available, which allow patrons to set up less-crowded relaxation nooks that allow them to bask in the sun – all day long.
 
 
Visitors staying in Gulf Shores vacation rentals have plenty of opportunities to get out and have some fun. Water sports are a refreshing way to quench boredom and clear the mind. The experience hydrates and replenishes energy with high-adrenaline activities like:

• Parasailing – See the Gulf Coast just as how migratory birds do. Zoom in on the warm winds, look down on the beauty of the land, and then settle in for a water landing. Parasailing is a popular water sport in Gulf Shores. There are numerous parasailing pros trained and certified to offer this service.
• Kayaking – Water sports isn’t reserved to the ocean alone: Alabama’s diverse waters allow kayakers to glide in the passage of waterways, wetlands and woodlands. It’s a relaxing experience, yet invigorating at the same time. Kayaking gives you a great opportunity to see the exquisite fauna and wildlife that flourish through the area’s water passageways.
• Scuba Diving – Diving instructors that are PADI and NAUI certified offer beginner lessons in underwater exploration. Scuba divers get a glimpse at beautiful marine life as well as different coastal reefs in a one of a kind experience. Some of the popular Gulf Shores businesses that provide this service include Down Under Dive Shop, and Gary's Gulf Divers.
• Paddleboarding – Individuals and groups can participate in stand up paddleboarding and arranged contests. Simply rent equipment and gear from local shops.
• Jet Skiing – Always an exciting and fun activity, you can rent jet skis from select dealers in the Gulf Shores area.
• Sailing – Enjoy a sailing experience to the fullest. Numerous boats are available for rental that are docked at nearby beachside hotels and Gulf Shores vacation rentals.
• Indoor Water Parks – Waterville USA is a family theme park that offers over twenty acres of games, waterslides and more activities.
• Deep Sea Fishing – This sport catches extra-big game. Where there’s a school of fish, the captain of the cruise tutors fishing passengers how to hook different types of saltwater fish, including blue marlins, red snappers, yellow fish tuna and more.
• Dolphin Viewing – As with sailing and deep-sea fishing, charters can be reserved to view the dolphins that appear mostly at dusk. Some charters will also provide dining opportunities on the way back from the dolphin view.

It is important to note that Gulf Shores is also close to Orange Beach, and therefore means that Orange Beach vacation rentals are near to these activities also. Water sports allow residents and non-residents to experience and enjoy the best of what the Gulf Shores is naturally born to give – which is pure excitement. Apart from water sports, there are numerous recreational activities that span over thirty two miles across the beaches. These recreational activities include nighttime entertainment, seafood dining, swimming near Gulf Shores beach rentals, historical site and fort tours, visiting wildlife refuges, golfing at the Gulf State Park, and numerous other activities.

As scenic views can be seen right from many of the residents’ and tourists’ doorsteps, individuals won’t have to look far to find something to do in the Gulf Shores.
 
 
Sports fishing is a favorite pastime to many people staying in Gulf Shores vacation rentals. It’s also an important activity that contributes to the sustainability of the local economy in two ways:

• Fishing is part of the local tourism with boating charters. The annual fish and boating week is also scheduled in June of each year.
• Seafood offers a healthy food supply for businesses and residents.

Types Of Fishing Next To Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals

• Pier Fishing – The Gulf State Park Fishing Pier is over 1500 feet long.
• Fresh Water Fishing – Can be done on the Mobile Delta, on river banks, small lakes, reservoirs and streams.
• Salt Water Fishing – Certain limitations apply for the amount of saltwater game that can be caught and bagged. These include sheepheads, groupers, tripletails and gags. More information is attainable at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
• Charter Fishing – Boats are chartered for deep sea fishing. Charters and cruises are plentiful with over dozens of companies; plus captains that are seasoned with knowledge and experience help anglers hook some of the largest game ever seen. Some charters will offer all inclusive packages that come with fishing licenses, baits, hooks, bags and cleaning supplies.

Popular fish that are caught by Anglers include:

• Blue Marlin
• Yellow Fish Tuna
• Amberjack
• Red Snapper
• Largemouth Bass
• Plenty more

Fishing Regulations in Alabama Fishing licenses are required for residents and non-residents alike. These can be obtained through one of the following mediums:

• Probate offices
• Fishing tackle and bait stores
• Online
• Telephone: 1-888-848-688

The cost of an Alabama fishing license depends on the current state of residency, and they are typically valid between September to August of the following year. All licensing proceeds go toward improving aquatic resources and activities within the Gulf Shores.

More Fishing Options

Top Gulf Shores vacation rentals provide access to numerous piers and boardwalks to fish, for those who prefer to inshore fish.
Nighttime Fishing is also allowed, where many fish like trout and flounders school together under lights, which make them easier to hook. This type of fishing can be done right outdoor Gulf Shore vacation rentals.

The bottom line is that in this anchored city, residents and non-residents are offered the opportunity to fish out into the Gulf of Mexico, or around a sub-tropic and diverse landscape with family or friends. Should anglers be visiting, catches can be stored in the refrigerators of the hotels or Gulf Shores vacation rentals they are staying in. Some of these will even incorporate stoves in the room or property. Cooking personal meals during vacation time does have its advantages, even though numerous seafood restaurants are available.

The waterfront can be examined from most Gulf Shores vacation rentals, where the catches of the day from new-to-fishing tourists will reveal broad smiles from a thrilling adventure out in the sea. Once this adventure is experienced, the Gulf Shores receives tons of recommendations to those who are newly visiting. This contributes to the sustainability, where fishing is the heart of the Golf Shores town.
 
 
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is regarded as one of the ten natural wonders in Alabama. This is because it lays claim to a bounty of endangered wildlife and fauna. Bon Secour was founded in 1980, by Congress in an effort to preserve Alabama’s ecosystem. Today thousands of visitors flock to the Refuge to see the beauty of nature in action.

Threatened and Endangered Species Include:

• The Beach Mouse – To counteract the threat to these species, dunes have been set up to protect beach mice. The beach mouse is an important part of Alabama’s ecosystem as they gather and distribute seeds that help protect the dunes and other animals that reside in them.
• Loggerhead, Kemp Riley’s, Leatherback and Green Turtles – The Refuge provides nesting sites that are constantly monitored and protected by local volunteers. In addition, the organization provides educational campaigns that are aimed at informing residents about the threat of turtle extinction.

More Wildlife Viewings:

• Over 300 Migratory Bird Species – just like Ospreys, Herons, Pelicans, Egrets, Flycatchers and more. The diversity is dizzying, as the bird species fluctuate through different seasons of migration.
• Mammals – like Armadillos, Red Foxes, River Otters, Bob Cats, Feral Pigs, Marsh Rabbits and more.
• Reptiles – That include, but aren’t limited to: American Alligators, Black Racers, Corn Snakes, Green Anoles and Black Tortoises.
• Amphibians – such as Southern Toads, Green Treefrogs, Spring Peepers, Bull Frogs and others.

Visitors who are staying at Gulf Shores vacation rentals can hike over seven trails to see the different types of wildlife described above. The Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge combines over seven thousand acres in total.
Reservations can be arranged for a tour, in which visitors can plan for approximately two hours of trailing. In addition, the only restrooms are located at the office, so before doing a tour, it’s recommended that restrooms are used at the main office of the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge.
Habitats for diverse plant species are spread throughout Gulf Shores beaches, where visitors can walk along the shorelines to examine them. Also, dedicated trails provide access to other habitats for plants, like the scrub forests, marshes, swamps and uplands.

Bon Secour Trailing Facts:

• Specific trails, such as the Jeff Friend Trail is wheelchair accessible.
• No camping is allowed on the facilities.
• Seasonal events are planned throughout the year, and current ones can be viewed here.
• The office is open between 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Reservations are required at least 24 hours before the scheduled date.
• Kiosks contain maps, so that visitors are able to trail on their own.
• To protect visitors, boardwalks and observation pavilions have been set up a good distance above the ground. This distances wildlife such as gators, alligators, coyotes and others from onlookers.

Shuttles and other transportation services can also be arranged between Golf Shores vacation rentals and one of the following trails: Jeff Friend, Centennial, Gator Lake, Pine Beach trails, or the Dynamic Dunes Beach Tour.
 
 
Sitting just west of Florida, lies another sprawling beachside – Orange Beach, Alabama. Less crowds, and slow-smooth vibes echo through this Southern town. This area is situated in a subtropical climate, where extreme temperatures are rarely seen due to its geographic location. This hidden gem, by popular beach standards in the United States, has a history of welcoming tourists to its pure, white-sandy beaches.

Gulf Shores temperatures peak in the mid-to-high 80s during summer seasons, and at wintertime, the climate rarely dips below the sixties. This is according to the Southeast Agricultural Weather Center.

If you do plan a trip around the fall, it’ll still feel like summer, which is quite a contrast to the north. The beaches of the Gulf Shores can still be explored comfortably, without chills during all seasons. Although, an extra layer of clothing is usually donned during the last couple of months of the year.

Expect sunny days during summertime, with cool breezes that whisper at sun down, romantic escapades, and breathtaking views from some of the area’s best Gulf Shores vacation rentals.

Gulf Shores, Alabama, embodies the quintessential relaxed lifestyle. The area is also prone to hurricanes and, because of this, tourists may usually plan trips outside the hurricane and storm seasons. Many Gulf Shores vacation rentals will advise visitors to either evacuate or stay, based on the County’s mandates. Visitors can secure indemnity through traveler’s insurance. Additionally, depending on the vacation rentals’ policies, prorated or full refunds may be given in the event of a natural disaster. More often than not however, the weather is beautiful and predictable, as is the sceneries.

Current weather and forecasts can be determined right before a trip through popular weather channels.

More About The General Area of the Gulf Shores:

The term Gulf Shores is often used interchangeably with Orange Beach, Alabama. The name depicts breathtaking sunrises, and equally stunning sunsets. The beach expands over 32 miles of white, sandy beaches that feel soft against bare feet.

Tourists can find a home away from home, sleeping with the beach at their doorsteps – in countless and affordable accommodations.

Gulf Shores vacation rentals are known for:

• Undisturbed crowds
• Succulent seafood
• Bright, sunny days
• Daytime cruises
• Exceptional marine life
• Abuzz nightlife entertainment

Restaurants for dining in style abound with mainly seafood staples on the menu. There are also some great sporting events to partake in at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex.

More ways to play include fishing, water sports, visiting wildlife refuges, or gplfing in the State Park. Soak up the warmth and bask in the sun, all from Gulf Shores vacation rentals that offer plentiful activities and shopping within a 20 mile radius.

Gulf Shores vacation rentals are an affordable and spacious place to fully enjoy the trip. Take that much-needed vacation, while keeping within your budget. Numerous Gulf Shores vacation rentals offer a convenient online search to filter by price and square footage; or by the number of rooms to practically and comfortably accommodate one person, or an entire family.
 
 
• Eco-tourism – The Gulf Shores has countless eco-sites that practice sustainable measures. Visitors to top Gulf Shores vacation rentals will see this firsthand as activities are mostly geared toward tuning into nature. Dauphin Island for instance, is home to one of the nation’s most invaluable ecosystems. Tourists can cruise to the island on ferries. There’s also the Ben Secour Wildlife Refuge that offers varied hiking trails. Exhibits of the Delta, The Gulf of Mexico, The Barrier Islands, Mobile Bay and a long, but relaxing walk down the Living Marsh Boardwalk can also be toured. You cal also visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. You can read more about the zoo at our Perfect Places vacation rentals blog.

• The Wharf –Is essentially the activity hub of the Gulf Shores, with night clubs, restaurants, a grand Ferris wheel, dolphin cruises and much more. There’s also an amphitheater if you’re itching to watch a movie outdoor your group’s Gulf Shores vacation rentals. The Wharf is a fairly new development that stretches across the ocean’s shores, but this novelty simply means that thousands of new and old visitors are flocking to see what’s in store, which is plenty of new centers for recreational activities. The Wharf is situated between Canal Road and the Foley Beach Express Bridge.

• Shopping – Shop for souvenirs to remember your time at the Gulf Shores vacation rentals. Shopping in the area offers plenty of options for different budgets and tastes. Outlet centers and shopping districts are within walking range of many Gulf Shores vacation rentals, where shoppers can browse through art boutiques, souvenir shops, clothing stores, fine jewelry dealers, brand name cosmetic boutiques and more. For more practical needs like food and groceries, there are marketplaces and supermarkets along the boulevard. This is in addition to the plentiful bait and tackle shops that line the streets. Stores for apparel and gear for outdoor adventures include ski, surf, diving, kayaking and more specialty sports shops.

• Restaurants – Succulent seafood spots close to Gulf Shores vacation rentals include Lulus, where the wait time tends to get exhausting, but once the food hits the taste buds, you’ll happen to see just why. Seafood isn’t the only thing on the menu of restaurants. There are over ninety restaurants close to the Gulf, with different types of cuisine including Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, Mexican, all-American, fast food, and also take out options. Gourmet dining at a five star restaurant can be savored at Elle Bistro, Sun Set Corkroom and others next to the Gulf Coast.

• Nightlife – Ever wished you could dance under the moonlight – with a crowd of others who feel the same way? Now you can – when you decide to book your escape at Gulf Shores vacation rentals. In addition to daytime activities, night owls can explore the night by dancing in different bars, at musical concerts, in karaokes, restaurants and plays. Top vacation rentals are within walking distance to this abuzz nightlife in the Gulf Shores area. And, if you’ve danced till your feet are sore, there are plenty of cabbies available to take you back to your hotel or rental property.

• Best Places To Buy Fresh Seafood – Are you awaiting the big catch of the day? Fresh seafood is ready to be picked up at a fresh market, at Billy’s or Blalocks seafood place. Take back the purchase to Gulf Shores vacation rentals, then season, fry, fillet or grill. Each day fishermen cast their net in freshwater lakes or in the deep blue sea. Daily fishing maintains a constant supply of fish, oysters, crabs, lobsters, clams and other types of seafood to vacationers and residents who stay in Gulf Shores. The food is the freshest you can get, and these also provide a healthy, tasty meal for the whole family.

• Swimming – Dive into aquatic adventures down South. Avid swimmers can flex their muscles in emerald-blue waters or more controlled environments. The most frequented facilities include the Orange Beach or Bodenhamer recreational centers, and also Waterville USA. Swim lessons and water aerobics are coached during scheduled times. Many Gulf Shores vacation rentals are close to the shorelines. When you submerge wholeheartedly into the depths of the Gulf Shores, you’ll experience the splendor of it all.

• Shelling – Scout for sea shells in the wee hours of the morning, right before the sun begins to get bright and hot. Kids can use these memorable finds as reminders of an unforgettable family vacation. To secure the best shelling, plan your trip at a cozy cottage-like Gulf Shores vacation rental.

• Spas – Relax with slow, gentle strokes that are reminiscent of overlapping waves and the smooth nature of the South. The spas and salons cater to couples and individuals, and provide services like hair care, pedicures, manicures, facials and deep massages. After spending the day laying at the beach, clean up at a boutique spa, and then enjoy a romantic evening out on the town. Day spas are also plentiful.

• Adventure Island –The name was coined for good reason – Adventure Island is jam-packed with adventures like roller coaster rides, game arcades, and the most thrilling – an active volcano. Adventure Island is located just a few minutes away from many Gulf Shores vacation rentals. Other activities include bumper cars and go kart racing that’ll leave children of all ages in pure delight. Grown up fun can be reserved for the nightlife along the shorelines.
 

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