The Alabama Gulf Coast has three very diverse communities which include Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Fort Morgan which decided a few years back to de-annexed from the City of Gulf Shores is at the end of the beach westward and is more of a secluded private beach type of town away from the limelight of touristy restaurants and activities. If you enjoy being away from everyone but having to drive back into town about 15-20 miles then Fort Morgan is a beautiful place to stay.
Gulf Shores is at the center of the Alabama Gulf Coast and where you will find most of the action. Restaurants, nightlife, music, public beach with many special events and concerts, beach services, lifeguards, bike paths and of course the same beautiful white sugar sandy beaches of the region. There are about 10,000 people that live in the city year round and the remaining 100K+ are tourists that come in the summer and then the influx of snowbirds from the North in the winter. The community is very safe and the city takes a lot of pride in bringing in new and innovative ideas including recycling containers for the beach and green initiatives. The State Park is located on 6000+ acres and there is much to offer for nature lovers.
Orange Beach is a very progressive town with exciting new developments it seems every few months. The beach stretches in front of a row of condos as far as the eye can see with many excellent restaurants and recreational activities. Dolphin cruises, charter boat fishing, parasailing, kayaking, boat rentals and so much more. Orange Beach is also very progressive when it comes to keeping the visitors busy off of the beach. There is a new Coastal Arts center where you can take classes including Glass blowing and so much more. Orange beach has many back bay communities and local dive bars including the Famous Florabama on the Alabama/Florida border.
Visit the websites below for more information about all the Alabama Gulf Coast communities. Happy beaching!