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Explore Coastal Alabama easily with boardwalks

Traveling on Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway and taking in the scenery is always enjoyable. If you follow our Connecting with Nature itinerary, you’ll be guided to get up close and personal with our coastal environment. Several stops along the way include boardwalks for easy access and to protect the fragile natural habitats.  

Take a nature break on the byway before hitting the books

School lessons will be starting again soon. Maybe now is a good time to take a quick break and make your way to Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. There’s nothing like beautiful, natural scenery to brighten a mood!   Our Connecting with Nature sample itinerary  is a good place to start your journey. Allow a couple of days ...Read More

So many attractions to enjoy on the Scenic Byway

There are numerous attractions along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you are a lover of history, nature or adrenaline rushes, we’ve got you covered.  In Mobile, check out the Battleship Memorial Park, a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay. It’s collection of notable aircraft and museum ships ...Read More

5 byway sites protecting land and water along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

As you explore Alabama's Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway, it won’t take you long to realize why there is a strong movement to protect its natural beauty, wildlife and coastal barrier strength. Coastal ecosystems are both fierce and fragile. They’re vital for wildlife, those who make their home and livelihood inland, and global environmental systems. ...Read More

What’s in season at the farmer’s markets on the byway?

All along the Alabama Coastal Connection from Bayou La Batre to Daphne, spring is in full bloom. We’re lucky to have a long growing season in the Gulf South, granting us access to many varieties of fresh, delicious produce year-round. No matter where you stop along the beach byway, you’re sure to find a farmer’s ...Read More

Hands-on activities along the beach byway

Everyone vacations differently. Some folks plan their day around their meals. Some wake up early to get the most out of their day, while others indulge and sleep in late. Some seek adventure and some relish relaxation. If you prefer playing an active role in your vacation instead of being a passive observer, there are ...Read More

Tips for capturing great nature photos along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

With so much natural beauty surrounding Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’d be disappointed if you didn’t bring a camera! For professional and amateur nature photographers alike, the beach byway presents the perfect opportunity to capture our incredible local wildlife at work and play. Below are some of our tips for making magical photos (and memories) here. ...Read More