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

City of Foley Museum Archives and Model Train Exhibit


The model trains are in operation on Tu., Th. and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum hours are M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

The Original German Sausage Festival
03/25/201703/25/2017

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party
04/28/201704/28/2017

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party
04/29/201704/29/2017

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party
04/30/201704/30/2017

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Fun in Fairhope

Fairhope is a hot spot on the Alabama Coastal Connection. The quaint city is known for its beautiful pier and parks, along with its friendly ...Read More

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

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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