Gulf Shores is a charming beach community located on the Southern Coast of the Yellowhammer State. Gulf Shores is a very tourist friendly locale and is considered one of the finest coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. There are white sandy beaches, trails and a pier, plus a golf course and a zip line over the dunes. The city's location creates a decidedly moderate climate that avoids the excessive heat common in other destinations in the area.
There are also a wealth of things to do in the area, including historical sites like Fort Morgan
, which is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833.
The fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. It was used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II. The grounds offer more than just history, the site also has nature areas, a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches for visitors to enjoy.
See other informational stops like the Gulf Shores Museum and family-friendly attractions like the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
, who offers hands-on encounters with lemurs, kangaroos, and sloths, making a Gulf Shores vacation rental
a great way to spend your time during the summer months.