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

The Estuarium at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Open daily. Admission charged and group rates available. Handicapped accessible. Visual displays and interactive exhibits highlight Mobile's estuary system. All ages welcome.

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Upcoming Events

The 14th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
10/04/201710/07/2017

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival
10/12/201710/12/2017

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival
10/13/201710/13/2017

46th Annual National Shrimp Festival
10/14/201710/14/2017

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Recent Posts

Oyster season along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Legend has it that oysters should only be enjoyed in months that end in “r.” But on the Gulf Coast, we know better. Despite this ...Read More

Fall festivals you can’t miss along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Summer may be coming to a close, but the party’s just getting started along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. We’re starting fall off right along Alabama’s Gulf ...Read More

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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