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 Shores Museum


Fly through the eye of a hurricane with “Hurricane Hunters” and our interactive display. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits, films and both adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year.

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Upcoming Events

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade
02/13/201802/13/2018

44th Annual Festival of Art
03/10/201803/11/2018

The Original German Sausage Festival
03/31/201803/31/2018

C Spire Concert Series presents: Styx & Reo Speedwagon with special guest Don Felder
04/14/201804/14/2018

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Holiday shopping along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

We’re getting in the holiday spirit along Alabama’s Coastal Connection! It’s been a long wait, but the most wonderful time of the year is finally ...Read More

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Experience a delicious Christmas along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Condo kitchens don’t always have the best set-up for whipping up a holiday feast. But if you’re joining us on the Gulf Coast with the ...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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