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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 of seafood served in U.S. restaurants is imported, according to a study by Oceana, an organization that studies and advocates for safety of the world’s waters. In addition, Oceana investigated ...Read More

Pitch in during the Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Want to help keep our beautiful beaches clean? You’re in luck! The 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. It’s not that we don’t appreciate beachgoers cleaning up behind themselves every time they visit the beach, but this is the one day each year our ...Read More

Meet the groups that keep our coastal byways beautiful

There’s no doubt the Alabama coast has amazing natural resources, unending recreation opportunities and an abundance of beautiful wildlife. But that doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Dozens of environmental and advocacy groups work to ensure those natural resources are protected for all to enjoy. If you enjoy biking or walking the Eastern Shore Trail from ...Read More

Plan a day trip to Bayou La Batre

If you like to get off the beaten path, get off I-10 at Grand Bay and take a scenic drive along Highway 188 to the traditional fishing village of Bayou La Batre, the “Seafood Capital of Alabama.” Founded in 1786 by Joseph Bosarge, Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile ...Read More

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Connecting with Land and Sea|Tags: , , , , , |

Take a walk on the wild side along the Alabama coast

There are so many places to enjoy the great outdoors along the Alabama Coastal Connection that it’s hard to narrow the list. We’ll try, however, with a few of our favorite stops. If you’re into birdwatching, you’re in luck. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail offers dozens of places for avid birdwatchers to view an abundance of species. ...Read More

Play it safe while boating Alabama’s waterways

Boating is a favorite pastime along the Alabama Coastal Connection, and you can launch your boat at dozens of locations that give you access to a variety of waterways. No matter how much boating experience you have, it’s always a good idea to review safe-boating rules before you hit the water. Always check the local ...Read More

Favorite watering holes along the byway

Summer is here, and we’ve picked out our favorite stops along the byway to cool off, rehydrate and take a load off - Alabama style. When venturing along the beach byway, stop by one of these local favorites for something to sip on. Fins on Dauphin Island has a reputation for being the island’s “Most ...Read More

Take a scenic drive along the byway

Good things take time, and when it comes to the Alabama Coastal Connection, it’s worth the extra time to take the scenic route. From incredible restaurants to charming small towns to white sand beaches, the Alabama scenic byway has everything you need to start planning your perfect summer road trip. Pack your bags, create the ...Read More

Coastal Alabama’s role in the Civil War

History buffs know all about the rich history and culture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but it might not be so obvious to those passing through. Along the byway, there are plenty of spots to stop and learn a little about the past. If the Civil War era is of particular interest to you, then you’ve ...Read More

Celebrate America’s birthday on the byway

America turns 242 this year, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the birth of our nation along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. When you’re finished filling up on hotdogs, hamburgers and beer, head to some of these Independence Day celebrations happening all along the beach byway. As usual, Fort Morgan is blowing it out for ...Read More