Gulf Shores – Experience Paradise
Surrender to a new state of tranquility and inspiration with the relaxed lifestyle of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Dig your toes in the sugar-white sands that line 32 miles of soft sand lacing the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Shores offers a mix of beach beauty, natural setting, and a festival-rich culture (our annual National Shrimp Festival and Songwriter’s Festival are just a few). There’s plenty of outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, boating, and wildlife spotting for dolphins, blue herons, pelicans, and more. Or, enjoy popular water sport activities including kayaking, parasailing, or surfing. Gulf Shores beach condos and other Gulf Shores beach rentals by Condo-World will perfect your stay with the best amenities, locations and prices - guaranteed.
Whatever your dreams, we have a slice of beach paradise waiting just for you.
Things to Do
There’s so much to see and do in beautiful Gulf Shores. Enjoy a dolphin cruise and experience all that nature offers. Or, go from beach to bunker on our 16 area golf courses designed by some of golf’s greatest players.
If adventures and thrills are your game, there’s plenty of water action in Gulf Shores, with diving, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing and paddleboarding. Anglers will find great opportunities to test their skills and reel-in the big one just off the shores of Gulf Shores.
After a day filled with shopping and amusement park hopping, you’ll still have time for a long walk along the beach to see an awe-inspiring Gulf Coast sunset.
Experience your own special paradise in Gulf Shores.
Savory, delectable, mouth-watering, and scrumptious are the words often used to describe our amazing Gulf Coast cuisine.
If you’re searching for incredible, authentic Gulf-to-table meals, you’ll discover fresh off the boat food aplenty in Gulf Shores. Foodies will especially enjoy a range of palate-pleasing dining choices that often incorporate a mix of Southern flair, with a fun New Orleans twist.
From casual local hangouts and beachfront grills to award-winning fine dining restaurants, our dining scene offers fresh ingredients, local seafood, and palate-pleasing tastes. Quite simply, you’ll realize our food is as delicious as our Southern hospitality is warm.
Find your table and join us for a Gulf Shores culinary experience your taste buds won’t forget.
For those fashionistas looking for a little retail therapy, you’ll find it and so much more. Take a break from the beach and start shopping. From unique boutiques to local jewelers, art galleries, antique shops, and great outlets, shopping in Gulf Shores is laid-back, friendly, and definitely splurge-worthy.
With a quick drive to nearby coastal cities, you can choose from relaxing open-air complexes, traditional outlets with big name brands, locally owned boutiques, and delightful pedestrian villages with restaurants, entertainment, and music.
For shopaholics, some of our best “must visit” shopping destinations include the Tanger Outlet Center, The Wharf in Orange Beach, Pelican Place at Craft Farms and Windmill Market. You’ll quickly discover some of the best shopping in the Southeast.
Visit soon and find your treasures.
Are you dreaming of warm days and mild nights? Gulf Shores, AL offers mild temperatures year-round. Gulf breezes temper the typically hot summer weather, and spring and fall days are warm with cool evenings.
Golfers typically love the ideal golf weather of spring; whereas, families look forward to enjoying summer weather in Gulf Shores. Other visitors prefer the less-crowded fall season filled with mild and beautiful days.
Gulf Shores enjoys an average of 223 sunny days each year. The Gulf breeze cools us some in the summertime, and the Gulf waters help keep us warmer in the wintertime. The highest monthly average temperature for Gulf Shores is in July at 91 degrees, with the lowest monthly average temperature being in January at 40 degrees.
How to Get Here
Gulf Shores, AL is located on the Gulf of Mexico’s Alabama Panhandle. Whether you decide to drive or fly, traveling to the Gulf Shores area is easy.
For air travelers, there are two airports offering affordable air service options. Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is convenient, centrally located, and is just a 40 mile drive from Gulf Shores. Another option is the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), located approximately 70 miles from Gulf Shores. Each airport offers over 30 non-stop flights daily on major airlines to hubs and cities nationwide.
Once you hop off I-65, I-10 exit 49 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Beach Express make it easy as key-lime pie to cruise straight down to the beach.