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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

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

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

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

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

Free activities to cure summer boredom

Summer is all about getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. But after the shine of vegging on the couch wears off, boredom can set in. Luckily, all along the Alabama Coastal Connection we’ve got plenty of free, kid-friendly ways to cure summer boredom. Love live music? Boogie all night long for free at LuLu’s in ...Read More

Keep the beaches clean

Headed to beaches along the Alabama Coastal Connection this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms to our white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. When visiting Alabama’s beaches, keep in mind our Leave Only Footprints initiative. The goal is to keep the beaches pristine, stop plastic from winding up in the ...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