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

Baldwin County Heritage Museum

We represent the grass roots of our society by providing a place for visitors to experience the heritage and share the ethnic and farming culture of Baldwin County.

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Upcoming Events

C Spire Concert Series presents: Lee Brice with special guests Tyler Farr & Randy Rogers Band

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

C Spire Concert Series presents: Keith Urban RipCORD World Tour 2016 with special guests Brett Eldredge & Maren Morris

C Spire Concert Series presents: Brantley Gilbert with special guests Justin Moore & Colt Ford

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Manatees begin migration to Northern Gulf of Mexico, public encouraged to report sightings

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama (May 18, 2016) -- As warm weather has arrived, so have the northern Gulf’s seasonal endangered visitors - West Indian manatees. Researchers ...Read More

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Tide-to-Table Restaurants on the Byway

Want your seafood really fresh? Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway has many restaurants ready to grill, fry, blacken or bake the fish you caught.   ...Read More

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