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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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism


Pick up information on local attractions and events, and gain helpful tips and directions from our hospitality and information experts. The both welcome centers are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

C Spire Concert Series presents Journey with special guests Asia
07/06/201707/06/2017

Kenny Chesney with Special Guests: Midland
08/05/201708/05/2017

C Spire Concert Series presents: Matchbox Twenty with Special Guest Matt Nathanson
08/18/201708/18/2017

C Spire Concert Series presents Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour with special guest Catfish and Bottlemen
09/06/201709/06/2017

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

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

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

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

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