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Recent Gulf Shores reviews

  • Great condo, great experience!

    "We had a great experience with the renters- very nice and helpful people. The condo was spotless and had everything we needed for our week stay. Beach access is across the street- not a far walk, very convenient. The condo is walking distance to one of the main restaurant/shop areas, and a 15 minute drive from the grocery store. Great place to stay for a relaxing vacation!"
    Guest: Hope Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
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  • Wonderful condo, Beautiful views

    "The first thing I want to say is how nice and responsive Mr. Smith (owner) is. He called to check on us before and after our arrival. He wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and answered any questions we had. The condo is up-to-date, very nice and clean! There were beach items to use, board games for rainy days, and all kitchen items you need. The condo had plenty of room for our family (3 adults and 2 children). The view from the balcony was spectacular. We enjoyed watching the dolpins swim by and there were lots of them. The beach is a very short distance especially compared to some we have stayed in. This was very convienent with two small children and all the beach supplies you carry. The building is a smaller unit, which we enjoy because of less people, less crowded beach and less noise (very quiet building). It is centrally located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Also, there is a security guard on duty and they were all very friendly. We all had a great time and can't wait to go back. And having an owner that is so nice and understanding made it that much more enjoyable."
    Guest: A.M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Emerald Greens

    "This condo was great! Very nicely decorated, spacious, clean, we loved it. We aren't golfers so we didn't take advantage of the free golf but the greens were very pretty. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful suggesting restaurants."
    Guest: Vacation 2014 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • relaxed

    "This condo was all we had hoped for. Great balcony views off the fifth floor of the ocean. It was very well maintained and clean. It was close to resturants and a grocery. We are already planning to go back. A great place to relax and enjoy a week."
    Guest: Patterson Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 3, 2015
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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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