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New for Summer 2013: Ziplines !
|The Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park is open and ready with the coast's newest adventure: the Hummingbird Zipline Course. This 2 1/2 hour adventure over more than a mile of ziplines will sail you past scenic beach views, and across the park's beautiful Lake Shelby. Also available at the Adventure Center are kayak and paddle board rentals on the lake. No vacation trip this summer can be complete without a visit to the new attractions at Gulf State Park. Check here for more information, pricing, and reservation details.
New Osprey Chicks!
Ospreys are amazing animals... large raptors which can grow to a wingspan of 50 to over 70 inches, and their habitat includes our back yards. In a partnership between the Alabama Coastal Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and the City of Orange Beach, with grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, we get to watch a remarkable event... the rearing of baby Osprey chicks. They just hatched over the weekend, Friday May 3rd and Sunday the 5th. Keep posted as they grow, and even watch mama bring home some fish !
Click here to watch the live feed!
If you find as much join in watching and preserving our local wildlife and habitats as we do, please consider joining the Alabama Coastal Foundation.
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Home of the Southeast's largest Ferris Wheel !
The Wharf offers shopping, dining at some of the favorite local restaurants,
and the Amphitheater, that brings in your favorite musical acts, from todays biggest stars to your tried and true favorites !
Just this summer alone, The Amphitheater at The Wharf offers concerts by Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Alabama, the Dave Matthews Band and many, many more !
Visit www.TheWharf-OrangeBeach.com for more information, including the best shopping and dining directories of The Wharf, plus an entertainment listing, with links to ticket sales, powered by SeatGeek.com. Seat Geek is the web's largest ticket search engine, that shows you all the tickets available across the major sellers, and can let you comparison shop prices while looking at the seat locations mapped out on a floor plan !
This year's Shrimp Fest was a blast, but it comes back around again!
42nd Annual National Shrimp Festival dates will be OCTOBER 10-13, 2013
**HOT GULF SHORES AREA CONDO & HOTEL Shrimp Fest DEALS**
Shrimp Festival Posters, T-Shirts and More online
See Shrimp Festival Photos Here
Check out this huge fish. Read the Press Register Article Here.
(Press-Register/John David Mercer)
This is a REAL 95.2 pound fish caught in our waters. Is Gulf Shores a fisherman's paradise or WHAT !
Jeremy Shook, Lee Windham and Cody Shows hold onto a 95.2-pound cubera snapper. Windham caught the giant while the 3 of them were fishing Thursday, June 11, 2009, about 25 miles southeast of Orange Beach."We didn't know what it was," he said. "None of us had ever seen a fish that big. We thought it might be a goliath grouper because of the gold color, but I knew goliaths don't have scales like this fish had." Finally, Windham said they consulted the Florida fishing regulations booklet with its pictures of saltwater fish before positively identifying it as a cubera snapper. They never knew such a fish existed. Read article.
Fishermen, book your Beach Hotel or Condo NOW !
This beautiful Speckled Trout was caught by Dave Perry the day after Memorial Day, late afternoon in Little Lagoon. Caught from the small pier that you see in the background. He used a smelly old shrimp for bait.
Gulf Coast Fishing Reports
Kayaking the Bon Secour River
Any day, even a hot day, is a great time for a leisurely boat float on the Bon Secour River. It is amazing how close to busy Gulf Shores the Beachin' Kayak Rentals business is. This uncrowded paradise is a great water sports spot for the non-sporting crowd. These rigid, floating, sit-atop kayaks are easy for anyone to maneuver and paddle.
BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals
18743 Keller Rd (Across from Old Time Pottery) ,
Foley, AL 36535 Phone: 251.971.8359
Plan a Beach Wedding in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach
Read About Restaurant Experiences
See List of Gulf Shores Restaurants
Surprising Wine Shops
Click Here for Information About the New Warning Flags for the Beach, Jellyfish and More
Make a Trip to Animal Planet's Little Zoo that Could...Gulf Shores Zoo !
Gulf Shores Restaurants List..and ...Reviews
New Beachfront Condos to Rent !
Turquoise Place Condos Caribe Resort Condos The Verandas Condos
Island Royal Condos Regency Isle Condos on Perdido Key
Need a Place to Access the Internet with your Wireless Laptop? Some locations have computers too.
Find WiFi Hotspots !
Time for Playing Golf !
Fix Some Pickled Shrimp
Want something different to do in the evening?
Like auto racing?
Nearby Loxley is the home of the Deep South Speedway
For information, please call 251.964.6953. Check the race schedule here
Eat Only Real Wild Gulf Shrimp
Read all the reasons why here
The World Famous Flora~Bama
is rebuilding and open for business !
See our FloraBama photos
Read about Alabama Crabs !
Gulf Shores has some really cool squirrels.
This photo was taken of a wild squirrel in a tree in the parking lot of the Civic Center. According to our own Dr. Skip, this is an Eastern Fox Squirrel. Don't we have cool animals here?
Fall is is a great time to visit with kids, with lots of things to do in the Gulf Shores / Orange Beach area, such as hay rides and corn mazes!