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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are located on the white-sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. The 32-mile stretch along emerald green waters is a wonderful vacation destination for families and groups alike. Visitors to the area enjoy deep-sea fishing, championship golf courses, fresh seafood, boating and water sports, nature preserves, historical sites, and more. 

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a combined combination of around 15,000 people. However, thousands come to vacation year after year. There are 10 public access beaches between the two towns, perfect for relaxing in the sand or playing in the water. 


Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have numerous award-winning restaurants offering everything from fine dining to casual waterfront establishments. Of course, while you're in the area, you'll want to enjoy fresh local seafood, such as royal red shrimp, snapper, and tuna. 

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Did you know? Many local seafood restaurants will cook your catch, so if fishing is part of your Gulf Shores itinerary, consider this fun dining option!

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The Alabama Gulf Coast abounds with outdoor activities. The area is known for its fishing access, from the piers to the deep seas via a charter boat. Water activities aren't just for fishermen —  spend time in the ocean surfing, paddle boarding or even scuba diving. If you're more keen to stay on land, visit one of our 16 world-famous golf courses and clubs.  

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Visitors looking for a fitness vacation can hike, run, or bike in nearby wildlife refuges and trail systems.

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What's a vacation without some retail therapy? Gulf Coast shopping options are beyond just seafood markets (though we have the best of those, too). Bring home something special when you shop at local boutiques, jewelry stores, and high-end shopping centers. 

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And, if you forgot anything specific for your beach vacation, you can visit one of many nearby outlet malls or specialty shops. 

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Find your options for flying to and driving around Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. There are a couple of nearby airports: Pensacola International Airport (38 miles from Gulf Shores) and the Mobile Regional Airport (70 miles from Gulf Shores). 

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In addition to airports, there are numerous car rental services and local taxis/cabs in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. 

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Gulf Shores Rentals has a growing selection of the best vacation rentals in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From condos to beach houses, we have accommodations for every vacation and budget. 

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