This summer, we expect to see you out on the water soaking up rays, casting your line and enjoying quality time with your friends and family along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. But who says the fun has to stop once the boat is tied up? In Alabama, the party really starts at the marinas that dot the edges of the water and offer refreshment, fun and respite from a long day of being out on the water.

The next time you find yourself boating in coastal Alabama, park your ride at one of these stops along the Alabama Coastal Connection.

Dauphin Island Marina – With 90 wet slips and dry storage to accommodate up to 140 vessels, Dauphin Island Marina has you covered. Put your boat up and grab a snack and a drink at Barnacle Bill’s Marina Grill, or keep the fun going with a pontoon boat rental. Head to the marina store for inshore and offshore fishing tackle, coolers, sunglasses, charts, weather gear and more. Feel like sticking around? Relax and catch some sleep at Pass Chateau Harbor Homes!

Orange Beach Marina – With first rate docks and a friendly staff, Orange Beach Marina is an oasis for weary boaters. Enjoy yacht repair on-site, a fishing charter, water sports and two retail shops, or treat yourself to fine dining at Fisher’s Orange Beach Marina, named one of the South’s Top 5 Restaurants by Southern Living!

Homeport Marina – Good times begin at the Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores! This marina offers 24-hour laundry, restrooms, showers and electrical services as well as a dock store for any odds and ends you may need. Home to Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s Restaurant, you’ll definitely want to stick around for family-friendly fun and good eats.

Flora-Bama Marina – The Flora-Bama Marina offers a lot more than just boat storage. Here you’ll find inshore and offshore fishing charters, jet ski, pontoon and kayak rentals, live music and more, plus Gulf oysters and bushwhackers like you’ve never had before at the Yacht Club.

Fishing Fort Morgan – Family owned and managed since 1972, this full-service marina in Fort Morgan is a great stop along the coastal byway. Offering boat storage and slips, cruises, charter fishing and boat sales and service, Fishing Fort Morgan is a one-stop-shop for anglers. Head to their pro shop for everything you’ll need for your next fishing trip, from coolers to fabric guard to reels.

Barber Marina – Just north of Gulf Shores along Alabama’s Coastal Connection you’ll find Barber Marina in Elberta. This marina features concrete floating docks and a dry slip storage building that can accommodate 400! Grab snacks and anything else you might need at their ship store, and take advantage of their laundry, restrooms, showers and WiFi!

The Wharf Marina – More resort than marina, The Wharf Marina in Orange Beach boasts boutique shopping, fine dining and entertainment (including a Ferris wheel). A floating dock system and slip rentals are available for boaters as well as luxury condos for resting up before heading out on the water again!

Fly Creek Marina – Fly Creek Marina in Fairhope offers dry storage and a protected harbor for wet slips, along with fish cleaning stations, restrooms, showers, washers and dryers, and everything you need to get you back out on the water. While your laundry is washing, grab a bite at Fly Creek’s award winning Sunset Pointe Restaurant.

Thinking of boating Alabama’s Coastal Connection this summer? We’ll keep an eye out for you at these Gulf marinas. Do you have a favorite marina we didn’t mention? Tell us about it!