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

Baldwin County Heritage Museum

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We represent the grass roots of our society by providing a place for visitors to experience the heritage and share the ethnic and farming culture of Baldwin County.

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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Recent Posts

  • Gulf Coast wildlife

Animals you may encounter along the byway

Like to get out in nature while enjoying a trip along the Alabama Coastal Connection? Several stops along the byway offer great spots for taking ...Read More

  • Fresh Gulf Seafood

How to make sure you’re eating gulf seafood

We know you love eating fresh gulf seafood, but how can you be sure that’s what you’re being served? After all, more than 90 percent ...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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