fishing boats in Bayou La BatreWhether you catch your own, purchase fresh, or dine in a restaurant, it’s always a good time for seafood on Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway.   

Fresh seafood markets can be found all along the byway. For seafood lovers, a stop in Bayou La Batre is a must. Known as the Seafood Capitol of Alabama, this tiny fishing village contributes an estimated $80 million economic impact to the state annually via its commercial seafood industryBon Secour is also home to a thriving local seafood industry, inviting the public to buy fresh off the boat.  

Do you prefer your seafood professionally prepared? Restaurants along the Coastal Connection won’t disappoint. From casual beach dives to fine dining, area establishments know how to satisfy your seafood craving. Just follow our interactive map and enjoy the drive as you sample the best the Gulf of Mexico has to offer.  

If you want to personally pull your meal out of the water, you’ll find greater amberjack and grouper varieties offshore this time of yearAn inshore excursion will bring red drum and sheepshead to your line. Other taste-bud delights include shrimp, oysters and blue crab. And even if the fish aren’t biting, you can’t beat spending time on the water.  

Whether for the dining or the sight-seeing adventures – or both! – Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway is the place to be.