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


This Gulf Coast gem boasts 6,500 acres of land with 2.5 miles of beach, three fresh water lakes, a nationally recognized scenic nature trail, a beach pavilion, picnic area, campground, cabins/cottages, & golf course

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Upcoming Events

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
11/24/201712/31/2017

32nd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
12/09/201712/09/2017

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade
02/09/201802/09/2018

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
02/10/201802/10/2018

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

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