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

Orange Beach Marinas


From one of the many marinas in Orange Beach visitors can enjoy a scenic back bay excursion aboard a charter cruise boat. Most have regularly scheduled morning and evening sightseeing trips and will schedule private trips upon reservations. This trip will offer an intimate view of the hundreds of acres of back bays along the byway and an interpretive overview of the birds and marine life you'll see there. Resident wild bottlenose dolphin are a favorite sight on these tours.

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Upcoming Events

Miranda Lambert "Keeper of the Flame Tour" With Special Guests Kip Moore & Brothers Osborne
09/08/201609/08/2016

The 29th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup
09/17/201609/17/2016

The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
10/05/201610/08/2016

5th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor 2016
10/08/201610/08/2016

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Where to Explore Bogs on the Byway

Carnivorous plants that digest insects and other small creatures are the highlight of bogs on Alabama’s Coastal Connection. The rich biodiversity of pitcher plant bogs ...Read More

Protect the Past: Adopt the Baldwin County Heritage Museum for a Day

Weave through the past on your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation and spend a few hours or a full day at the Baldwin County Heritage ...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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