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

Eastern Shore Trail

Take your choice of hiking or biking on the multi-use Eastern Shore Trail. You can enjoy beautiful bay views and oak-canopied roadways.

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Upcoming Events

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

13th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Cast your line along the ACC

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway winds near spots that are a fisherman’s dream. Whether you’re an avid angler or looking to try your hand ...Read More

Nature photography along the ACC

Luscious green marshland, colorful chirping birds, vivid forestry and sparkling blue water are just a few of the brilliant sights the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic ...Read More

Have you made your connection to Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Share your pictures, stories and memories, and tell us your favorite stops.


Look and listen to our clips to see why we think the Alabama Coastal Connection is so special.


Learn how you can protect our important natural resources for generations to come.


Have a little fun! Trivia, coloring and links to other entertaining activities for kids of all ages.


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