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

45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest

5th Annual Festival of Flavor 2016

The Original German Sausage Festival

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Homeschool Stops on the Alabama Coastal Connection

There’s so much to see, so much to do! Homeschoolers who visit Alabama’s Coastal Connection have nearly limitless points of interest that will engage your ...Read More

A Night at the Theatre

Just about any week of the year, visitors to Alabama’s Coastal Connection can find great theatre somewhere on the Scenic Byway. Both Mobile and Baldwin ...Read More

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