/Connecting with Land and Sea

Cruising and sailing along the byway

Who doesn’t love being on a boat? Whether it’s a relaxing sail, a fishing excursion or paddling a kayak, there’s just something special about getting out on the water. If you have your own boat, finding places to launch is not difficult along the Alabama Coastal Connection. For a paddling adventure, off-the-beaten-path places allow you ...Read More

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 a hike. Bring a pair of binoculars so you don’t miss opportunities to see wildlife in their natural settings. Are you aware that more than 360 bird species have been ...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

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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

Canoe and Kayak Your Way Along the Byway

Along the beach byway, it might be hard at first to tell there’s more to experience than just the white-sand beaches and clear blue gulf waters. Not much beats the beach! But if you know where to look, adventure lies around every nook, cranny, corner and river bend. One of the best ways to explore ...Read More

Helping kids connect with nature at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Keeping kids entertained (and most importantly, mentally stimulated) can be a challenge. Just because school’s out for summer doesn’t mean the learning stops! For a family-friendly experience that’s both fun and educational, consider spending a day experiencing the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow ...Read More

Pull up a boat: places to tie up along the area’s waterways

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 ...Read More

Cast your line along the ACC

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway winds near spots that are a fisherman’s dream. Whether you’re an avid angler or looking to try your hand for the first time, the various fishing holes along the way are great fun! Starke’s Landing/May Day Park – Throw a line into Mobile Bay and see what bites! This ...Read More

Where to hang your hammock along the Alabama Coastal Connection

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway shows off the state’s historic and natural wonders. Serene spots throughout the byway provide places where one can take in everything nature has to offer. Looking for the right place to hang up your hammock and relax? Any of the places mentioned below are ready for you!  Bayfront Park ...Read More

A Ferry Ride to Soothe the Soul

The Mobile Bay Ferry Service, connecting Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, is much more than a means of transportation. Considered “the Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” the ferry offers a one-of-a-kind experience.  The ferry began service in the 1980s as a privately owned entity, but since 2005 has been handled by HMS Global Maritime through ...Read More