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

2017 Welcome Center Lecture Series presents Orange Beach Wildlife Rescue
02/22/201702/22/2017

2017 Welcome Center Lecture Series presents Preserving Heritage through Family Heirlooms
02/23/201702/23/2017

2017 Welcome Center Lecture Series presents Big Beach Brewery
02/24/201702/24/2017

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade
02/24/201702/24/2017

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Educational experiences in store at Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island, referred to as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” is a stop along the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway that offers fun-yet-educational experiences. The ...Read More

Spring birding on the causeway

It’s almost time for spring birding, and as many nature lovers know, it’s essential to have a good bird-watching spot (or several!) as migration begins. ...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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