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Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals

Villas and apartments with beautiful views

The Gulf coast of Alabama is dotted with apartments, holiday villas and cosy, comfortable cottages which are located near the softest white sand beaches, fishing spots and dive sites in the area. The amazing views in the Gulf Shore area can be enjoyed from holiday apartments in the city centre, golf courses and shopping malls in the area. You can choose a vacation rental in sought after Orange Beach or close to historic Fort Morgan or on Clubhouse Drive and watch the start of the Mardi Gras. There are modern apartments with gardens, swimming pools and terraces in the most popular neighborhoods of the Gulf coast region.

Spacious holiday villas near the beach

Beach entertainment and watersports are the most popular activity for visitors to the area and you will find many spacious and well-equipped holiday rentals located within walking distance to the beach. You can rent a large vacation home a stone's throw from the beaches in the area. You can also get a vacation rental near both the beach and golf course and get double the fun and relaxation while in the area. There are numerous fascinating dive sites in the area, and there are neat lock-up and go apartments in the area if you would prefer them to a bigger rental home.

Orientation

Coastal town on the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Shores is located 33 miles west of Pensacola, on the Gulf of Mexico, to the south in the state of Alabama. Alabama State Route 59 or the "Gulf Shores Parkway" leads north to Foley, while Beach Boulevard runs in an east-west direction along the shore front and Route 180 runs north of Little Lagoon. The Gulf State Park occupies most of the eastern region of the city. It is located in Baldwin County. Bordering Baldwin County are the following counties: Mobile, Washington, Monroe, Clarke and Escambia.

Gulf State Park Pier
Gulf State Park Pier

Activities

Gulf Shores for families

The Gulf Shores are an ideal vacation destination and ideal for peaceful family time. The beautiful sandy beaches, water activities and carnival events that occur in the region each year, make this both a place to relax and enjoy some vibrant sights and sounds. Children can splash around in the waves, enjoy ice cream at the harbor or go on a boat cruise with the whole family. A day trip to watch the dolphins swim is a great way to spend your time while in the Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores for golfing

There are several top-quality golf courses on the shores including The Gulf Shores Gulf Club, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and Craft Farms Golf Club - all located close to Bon Secour Bay and situated on waterways. The Refuge Golf Course at Gulf State Park gives avid golfers a great opportunity to play 18 holes in a state park that is also a stone's throw from the beach. There are a variety of courses available on the Gulf Shores but each one is set within gorgeous natural settings and offer stunning views and great facilities.

Top 3 things to do in the Gulf Shores

1. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

At the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, visitors to the zoo can experience hands-on encounters with a wide variety of animals at the zoo. The zoo is home to more than 500 animals. At the zoo you can get up close and personal with Kangaroos, lemurs, lizards and alligators and sloths! The zoo has been designed to bring children and nature together in the form of fully interactive wildlife tours where they can touch the animals and interact with them. The zoo is open daily for visits with the specific groups of animals.

2. Waterville USA

This excellent water and amusement park located on the Gulf Shores offers an excellent area for fun with water rides and themes. The venue also hosts birthday parties and cabana rentals. Season's passes will grant you access to all the waterpark's slides and swimming pools. Set in 20 acres, the park offers a huge expanse for children and families to play in. The waterpark attractions include seventeen slides and Lazy River, Shrimp Boat Village, Wa-Wa World, and Flowrider. At the amusement park you can enjoy the the Nascart Go-Carts, Cannonball Run, mini golf, Trampoline Thing and the Fun Depot for kids.

3. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

The natural splendour of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Park offers visitors to the Gulf Shores a chance to sample the ecology of the area. The beautiful natural fauna and flora of the area offers a great opportunity to see and learn about sea turtles, the rare Alabama Beach Mouse, enjoy a guided tour in summer and winter and hike trails with the aid of your free Discovery Pack. The rare Snowy Plover is a special sight within the refuge and these unusual birds even nest within the park. There are over 360 species of birds in the reserve and many reptiles, fish species and other fauna also make their home here.