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A few years ago, I relocated from northwest Tennessee to the Alabama Gulf Coast. I immediately fell in love with the beaches, the sunsets, and the slow pace of Lower Alabama. Life stops and adventure begins at the bottom of the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway. This is an insider's guide to finding the best secluded beaches and how to make your beach vacation memorable.
Searching for that perfect beach vacation for your family? A romantic get away for your honeymoon or anniversary? Look no further than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in beautiful Baldwin County Alabama! With 33 miles of beaches, Baldwin County is the premiere destination for the perfect family vacation, honeymoon, or weekend get away destination. The pristine white sand beaches of Fort Morgan Parkway offer a quiet place to relax, unwind, and check out the local wild life at these quiet public beaches. Yes, public beaches that are quiet! Mobile Street and Fort Morgan beaches are possibly the best kept secrets in Baldwin County. Here you can relax and spread out under an in umbrella and enjoy a picnic with the family, throw out a line, and fish the surf or take a walk along shore and look for dolphins.
Fall in Love
The private beaches at the many condominiums and beach houses of Beach Boulevard, Perdido Key Drive and Fort Morgan Parkway all have private beach access allowing you to enjoy a quiet afternoon relaxing to the soothing music of the Gulf. All of the buildings are in walking distance of the many excellent restaurants that offer spectacular views of the Gulf. Ike's Beach Service offers private chair and umbrella rental by the day or week so you won't have to bother searching for a good spot to read that book or take a nap under an umbrella. Rita's Frozen Custard has many beachside locations for a refreshing frozen treat. Zeke's Landing offers deep sea fishing charters and you are guaranteed to catch your dinner, as well as boat and jet ski rentals to explore the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Dolphin Cruises offers tours of the Gulf in glass bottomed boats so you and your family can see the dolphins at play. Pleasure Island Parasail will take you high above the noise in the open waters of the Gulf. At the Caribe in Orange Beach you can take a tour of the Gulf State Park from the air in a helicopter.
Get Your Toes in the Sand
Whether it is an escape from the daily grind or a memorable family adventure that you seek, then let the warm sand ease those sore muscles and the salty Gulf will wash your cares away. No matter if you are having a picnic on Fort Morgan Beach or having a frozen custard under an umbrella on a private beach at your condominium, the many private beaches and the lesser known public beaches will certainly give you the beach experience of your dreams. You can catch your dinner on a private fishing charter, or sit back and count the dolphins on a dolphin cruise. Make a day of racing racing up the canal from Perdido Pass to Mobile Bay on a jet ski or cruise along with the whole family and take in the sights on a rented pontoon boat. At sunset, you and your love you can watch the sky turn colors while flying high above the city parasailing or in a helicopter. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer a wide variety of family friendly adventures that are affordable and sure to make the best beach vacation ever!