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.

Start Your Adventure

Featured Byway Waypoint

Fairhope Museum of History

fortmorgan2
Located in Fairhope's 1928 Spanish Mission-style City Hall, the museum includes the original jail, mayor’s office, town council chamber, and fire station outfitted with an original 1935 firetruck. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tu.-Sat. Phone 251-929-1471.

Visit Website

Upcoming Events

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

2018 World Food Championships
11/09/201811/11/2018

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
11/23/201812/31/2018

33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
12/08/201812/08/2018

View All Events

Recent Posts

  • Tent Camping at Gulf State Park

Where to camp along the Alabama scenic byway

Pitch a tent! Beautiful parks along Alabama’s Coastal Connection invite you to spend the night under warm Southern skies. Gulf State Park boasts 6,500 acres ...Read More

  • Jack-o-lantern face halloween

Halloween events along the Alabama Coastal Connection

Whether you enjoy getting the ever-lovin’ heebie jeebies scared out of you, or just want an excuse to wear a costume, we’ve got your official ...Read More

Have you made your connection to Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Share your pictures, stories and memories, and tell us your favorite stops.

GO

Look and listen to our clips to see why we think the Alabama Coastal Connection is so special.

GO

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

GO

Have a little fun! Trivia, coloring and links to other entertaining activities for kids of all ages.

GO

Sign Up for Our Emails

Learn more about Alabama’s Coastal Connection scenic byway by receiving our email newsletter. Sign up now!

Photo Gallery

View More Galleries