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

Gulf State Park Pier

At 1,540 feet long, 20 feet wide, and boasting 2,448 feet of fishing space, we are the second longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. Rates for fishing on Gulf State Pier:Adults/Children 12-older $9.00/dayChildren 11-under: $5.00/day or free with paying adultWeekly pass $41.00Monthly pass $81.00Semi-annual pass $161.00Annual pass $321.00Sightseeing $4.00/ all day. $3.00/ one trip

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Upcoming Events

C Spire Concert Series presents Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour with special guest Catfish and Bottlemen

C Spire Concert Series presents: Eric Church Holdin' My Own Tour with Brothers Osborne & Ashley Mcbryde

The 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup

The 14th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

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Take a tour of the USS Alabama

Anyone interested in military history knows Alabama is teeming with rich history. Civil War fans and WWII junkies alike can test their knowledge of historic ...Read More

Watersports along the byway

Relaxing on the beach is one of the best reasons to hit the Alabama Coastal Connection, but if action packed adventure is more your vacation ...Read More

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