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Alabama Gulf Coast
The state of Alabama has a small but fine
coastal region. With a length of almost 100
kilometers, it extends from Perdido Bay, the
border with Florida in the east, to Grand
Bay on the border with Mississippi in the
west. The center of this region is the
Mobile Bay through which the Alabama River
flows into the Gulf. To the east of this
bay, the coastal cities of Gulf Shores and
Orange Beach await you on a 50 km long fine,
sugar white sandy beach. Surrounded by
smaller bays, lagoons and rivers, the
family-friendly resorts offer fantastic
seafood restaurants and plenty of
opportunities for outdoor activities.
Mobile is the oldest city in Alabama and the
most important port city in the state. It
was founded in 1702, 16 years before New
Orleans, as the capital of the French colony
of Louisiana. Many historical buildings
still bear witness to the long history of
the place. 'Mardi Gras', the carnival
celebrated every year in February, also
dates back to Mobile's founding days. The
hot phase of this festival, which culminates
in 'fat Tuesday', lasts almost two weeks.
The USS Alabama is anchored in Mobile Bay, a
World War II battleship that is now a museum
One of the highlights of Orange Beach are
the dolphins that roam here off the
coast. You can watch them from the beach,
from the glass-bottom boat or with
snorkeling gear while playing.
If you want to take a break from a heavenly
beach stay, stroll along the harbor
promenade with its nice little shops, visit
the 'Orange Beach Golf Center', the 'Alabama
Gulf Coast Zoo', the amusement park
'Adventure Island' or 'The Wharf
'. Well-known musicians perform in the
evening in the 'Wharf Outdoor Amphitheater'.
Sugar white sandy beaches, delicious
seafood, excellent golf courses such as the
Kiva Dunes complex directly on the beach of
Gulf Shores, wilderness zones and the
possibility of deep sea fishing are just
some of the treasures of Gulf Shores.
From Gulf Shores there is a promontory in
front of Mobile Bay, with Fort Morgan, a
19th century fortification, at its tip.
Further to the west is Dauphin Island, an
almost 30 km long, partly natural barrier
island. The island has salt marshes and
unique vegetation. It can be reached from
the mainland via a 5 km long bridge.
There is also a lot to discover
around Mobile Bay:
The town of Fairhope on the east side of the
bay is known for its beautiful parks, the
panoramic view over Mobile Bay and for its
excellent shopping opportunities.
The place, about 20 minutes north of Gulf
Shore, is a water sports paradise and has a
large outlet mall.
Highlights of the Alabama
- The Flora-Bama Bar
The cult beach bar 'Flora-Bama'
is located exactly on the border between
Alabama and Florida.
- Gulf State Park
The Gulf State Park offers a three
kilometer long white sandy beach between
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and a wide
range of leisure activities from
golfing, tennis, hiking to zip lines.
- Adventure Island, Orange
The eruption of a five-story volcano,
adventure golf, paddle boat trips or
go-karts: the 'Adventure Island'
amusement park guarantees fun, action
- Waterville, Gulf Shore
'Escape House Waterville' is an 81 m2
water and amusement park with many
- Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan, at the head of Mobile
Point, was built in 1819 and is a
National Historic Landmark.
- Fairhope, French Quarter
The historic French Quarter is known for
its shops and galleries. Here you will
also find the largest crepe myrtle of
the south, according to the 'Alabama
Forestry Commission', with its
inexhaustible bloom and color splendor.
- USS Alabama Battleship
Memorial Park, Moblie
In this memorial park you can
visit the warship USS ALABAMA and the
submarine USS DRUM, both 'National
Historic Landmarks'. In an aircraft
pavilion, 25 historical aircraft and
military vehicles will also be
- 5 Rivers - Alabama Delta
At the confluence of the rivers Mobile,
Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley
into Mobile Bay is the '5 Rivers -
Alabama Delta Resource Center'. It has
an exhibition hall, a learning center, a
theater and a welcome center. Here you
can get information and start boat tours
and hikes in the diverse marsh landscape
of this estuary.
- Robert Trent Jones Golf
The 'Robert Trent Jones Trail' connects
eleven first-class golf courses over 640
kilometers, between muscle shoals and
mobile. In the coastal region of
Alabama, the 'Highland Oaks' course in
Dothan, the 'Lakewood Golf Club' at
Point Clear and 'Magnolia Grove' at
Mobile are part of the Robert Trent
Jones Golf Trail.