Alabama's Coastal Connection

Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and the freshest seafood you’ll ever put in your mouth are all yours to enjoy on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Visit the Coastal Connection to take in the natural beauty and experience all there is to see and do here.

Alabama’s southern tip is one of those places where even first-time visitors find a connection. Here, you’ll experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and a more laid-back island lifestyle, between the wildlife of thousands of acres of preserved lands and the good life of a beachfront vacation, and between the gunships of past naval battles and today’s countless opportunities to enjoy our waters—including the dedication to conservation methods for the future.

Alabama’s Coastal Connection has much to share. It beckons travelers to make their own connection and to learn more about the waters, ways and wildlife of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

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Featured Byway Waypoint

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

Features the Battleship USS ALABAMA, Submarine USS DRUM, over 25 rare and historic aircraft, military tanks and equipment. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail loops through Battleship Memorial Park, located on Mobile Bay, where the open lawns can be excellent for viewing shorebirds and also includes a paved walkway leading to a nature observatory.

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Upcoming Events

12th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

44th Annual Art in the Park

C Spire Concert Series presents: Chris Stapleton with special guest Aubrie Sellers

The Hangout Music Festival 2016

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