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

Fort Gaines Historic Site

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Where History spans three centuries. The role of Fort Gaines in the Battle of Mobile Bay, one of the Civil War's most notable naval conflicts. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adult, $8, Children 5-12 $ 4. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day. Great for Boy Scout sleepovers, weddings & receptions. Find us on Facebook!

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Upcoming Events

The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event 2018
09/13/201809/15/2018

The 15th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
10/03/201810/06/2018

47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
10/11/201810/14/2018

The Original German Sausage Festival
10/27/201810/27/2018

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Recent Posts

  • Summer Fun

Keep the kids entertained all summer long

School’s out for summer, finally! All along the Alabama Coastal Connection, we’ve got ways to keep the kids entertained all summer long. Here are some ...Read More

  • Leave Only Footprints initiative

Keep the beaches clean

Headed to beaches along the Alabama Coastal Connection this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms to our white sand beaches ...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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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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