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 State Park Pier

At 1,540 feet long, 20 feet wide, and boasting 2,448 feet of fishing space, we are the second longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. Rates for fishing on Gulf State Pier:Adults/Children 12-older $9.00/dayChildren 11-under: $5.00/day or free with paying adultWeekly pass $41.00Monthly pass $81.00Semi-annual pass $161.00Annual pass $321.00Sightseeing $4.00/ all day. $3.00/ one trip

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Upcoming Events

26th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival & Car Show

44th Annual Festival of Art

2018 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

C Spire Concert Series presents: Styx & Reo Speedwagon with special guest Don Felder

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Recent Posts

  • Fisher's Upstairs

Fine dining along the byway

There are no ifs, ands or buts about it: Along the beach byway, we’ve got the best bites, period. Our access to the freshest gulf ...Read More

  • Backcountry Trail

Biking the byway

Looking for the best way to see the byway? Pack up your bikes (or rent some locally) and get to pedaling along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. ...Read More

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Learn how you can protect our important natural resources for generations to come.


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