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Recent Gulf Shores reviews

  • House hunting

    "We went to Gulf Shores in search of a house. We liked the one we stayed in so much we put and offer in on it."
    Guest: Househunter Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 30, 2014
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  • Anniversary trip, 44 years old, we had great stay

    "We booked the Sea Oats, not knowing what to expect, we are both 44 years old, on our Anniversary trip...we had great trip. Kent was wonderful, even reassured me when other parts of Gulf Shores were flooding, before our vacation that everything was fine. Lovely, quiet, place..it's usually were older couples stay. Which was fine, great place for cooking out or hanging out, we met great couple there in there thirties. Very private, but quick walk to beach, or 3 mile drive to anything In Gulf Shores, the Hang Out, Resturants or gift shops. We will stay again, maybe bring kids next time!"
    Guest: Nikki D. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
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  • jaceman

    "Everything is as stated on the site. Pictures can't provide the true surroundings you absorb and the fun you'll have while visiting. The condo was very clean you can't go wrong for the price. Highly recommend, staff was nice as well. My only complaint is that there was only one entrance which made it annoying somewhat but not overly negative. Right by elevator very convenient.! View and sounds of waves will be forever remembered."
    Guest: Jaceman Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 2014
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  • Beautiful Condo

    "We just arrived home after a week in Gulf Shores. This was our first visit to the area and we could have not been more pleased. The condo was perfect for our family. The view is beautiful, the updates in the condo were wonderful...we were planning our next vacation while sitting on the balcony drinking coffee!! Definitely going back to Gulf Shores & definitely requesting unit 909. Ida was very nice and helpful. The elevators were a bit slow in the building, but we were on vacation so what's the rush!! The beds were VERY comfortable and you can't ask for better views from the living room, master bedroom AND dining room! Our 2 year old loved the kids pool & our teenager loved the easy access to the beach. We enjoyed watching the dolphins one morning. Ready for vacation 2015!!! Thanks Ida for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo!!"
    Guest: TG Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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Gulf Shores Travel Tips

The city of Gulf Shores brands itself as “Small town, big beach,” which is certainly true. While the population of this little Alabama town is only about 10,000, it stretches along the coast, offering both lagoon and gulfside beaches, which you’ll soon find are quite attractive.

Attractions

Gulf Shores is home to “The Little Zoo That Could” - Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, just up Gulf Shores Parkway, survived three hurricanes. Pay a little extra when you visit to get up close and personal with the animals - it’s definitely worth it.

For other non-beach fun, visit Waterville USA, an excellent water park just off Gulf Shores Parkway with an awesome wave surfing ride and a 55-foot tall, six-lane mat racing water slide. There are non-water rides here too!

Parks and Wildlife

The 7,000-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is simply stunning. Several endangered species make their homes in the dunes and flora here, including the Alabama beach mouse and sea turtles. Nearly 400 different bird species live or migrate here throughout the year, and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of an armadillo or red fox. Explore the maritime forest on the casual, 1-mile Jeff Friend Trail, or take the more strenuous, 2-mile Centennial Trail to explore forest, swamp and dune landscapes.

Gulf State Park is another great option for a more relaxed nature experience. See beautiful sand dunes and lakes here or relax on the bone-white beaches. Take a stroll or bike on scenic trails - most of them are paved and have wooden lookouts over the marshes. Take the easy Alligator Marsh Trail along a little canal to see frogs, turtles and yes - perhaps even small alligators! Just watch out for the sharp Saw Grass.

Another great trail is Middle Lake, which starts at the Nature Center and winds around the 150-acre Middle Lake before meeting up with Hurricane Ridge Trail. You’re sure to see alligators floating in the lake during the summer!

Mobile Bay Day Trip

Head up the coast toward Mobile to visit Meaher State Park - a 1,300 acre park on the Mobile Bay wetlands near the city of Spanish Fort. Take a walk on the boardwalk to see the Mobile Delta in all of its glory - a coming together of the Alabama, Tombigbee and Tensaw Rivers, ripe with wildlife and beautiful flora. Then, head up to Mobile to climb aboard the historic battleship USS Alabama. The 680-foot ship spent 37 months in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II, earning nine battle stars. It’s been in Mobile since the late 1960s, along with another WWII veteran, the USS DRUM. You can explore these vintage water vessels along with other retired military vehicles. It’s a true historical treasure.

Festivals

Gulf Shores is home to two must-visit annual festivals: Hangout Music Festival and the annual Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival.

Every May, Gulf Shores hosts one of the largest and best music festivals around. Come to listen to some of the biggest names in music - everyone from Stevie Wonder to Ellie Goulding - and do it in style: right on the beach. After jamming out to your favorite tunes with thousands of other sweaty fans, refuel at the seafood tent with oysters on the half shell and peel and eat shrimp, or cool down in the Gulf of Mexico or on the giant inflatable water slide.

For one weekend every October, everyone in this little beachside town gears up for the Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival, which starts right at the end of Highway 59 near The Hangout - a beachside staple in the Gulf Shores dining, music and party scene. Restaurants set up tents along the beach, vying to please the most visitors’ palettes with options ranging from gourmet shrimp concoctions to homey street food-style - all of it fresh. There are cooking competitions, live music, a children’s village and a fine arts tent as well.

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