It’s easy to stay isolated when you’re at the beach or when you head out into a nature park. And of course you can stay isolated by just staying put in your lovely Gulf Shores vacation rental! If you want to head outdoors and get some exercise and fresh air, here are some suggestions for Gulf Shores isolated activities.
Take the entire family to the beach for the day! The beautiful, white sandy beaches of the Gulf are open. The kids can spend the day creating sandcastles, splashing in the surf and watching the dolphins, all while practicing social distancing. Adults can lie on the sand working on their tans or reading while the kids have fun with beach volleyball or swimming around. Just stake out your spot and one for the kids – make that 6-foot circle (or square) and you’re good. Just dig a line in the sand, outline it with pool noodles, or whatever you find around the house.
Rent one of our beachfront cottages or condos and you can literally be steps away from the bright sands and sparkling blue Gulf. When the beach gets too crowded, it’s easy to step back away from it all in your rental. Stay safe and have a family movie night in your rental.
Pack a picnic lunch and head to Gulf State Park, where your family can hike or bike over 28 miles of paved trails and boardwalks, including through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. Watch out for alligators, tortoise, raccoons, osprey, heron and bald eagles as you hike. You can rent kayaks, paddleboard and jet skis for fun on Lake Shelby. Don’t forget to bring along sanitizing wipes to wipe down everything before and after use when you embark on these Gulf Shores isolated activities.
Hike through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge near Fort Morgan. The Refuge is part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and is home to several endangered species including the tiny Alabama Beach Mouse. This may be the last undisturbed coastal barrier habitat you’ll see. The Refuge’s trails wind through several distinct habitats including woodlands, dunes and wetlands.
And who doesn’t love the zoo? At the Alabama Coastal Zoo, you can have close encounters with lemurs, kangaroos and camels and more without close encounters with humans. Pangolin (the world’s most poached animal), beautiful Bengal tigers (the zoo has three!) and black leopards, toucans and gopher tortoises are just a few of the amazing animals you’ll visit.
If you need additional suggestions for isolated Gulf Shores activities while practicing social isolation, just give our staff a call. We’ll be more than happy to help!