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Have you been daydreaming about sugar-white sand and sparkling blue water? Does the thought of perfect weather and endless relaxation appeal to you? It’s time for your next trip to the beaches in Gulf Shores! Pristine, unspoiled, and still relatively undiscovered by the masses, our Gulf Shores, Alabama beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in the country; once you visit, we think you’ll agree. Are you ready for your next trip to paradise? Read on to learn what sets these gorgeous stretches of shoreline apart from all the rest!

Your Guide to the Best Beaches in Gulf Shores, AL:

Gulf Shores Beach

Voted one of 21 best beaches by Coastal Living magazine, beaches in Gulf Shores are famous for their unbelievably sugary-white sands. Washed down from the Appalachian Mountains thousands and thousands of years ago, these fine quartz granules feel especially soft between your toes. The vibrant white grains beautifully frame the clear, turquoise waters of the Gulf. 

Spend your days lounging on the shoreline, building sandcastles with the family, or playing in the water. Many local rental companies offer ocean kayaks, jet skis, parasailing opportunities, or even the latest fad hitting the waters—stand-up paddleboards—so there’s no limit to the amount of fun that can be had in the waters of Gulf Shores. Beach volleyball is a fun land sport here on the beaches in Gulf Shores, so don’t be afraid to jump in a game. It’s a fun way to burn off some of those vacation calories you’ve been accumulating!

Orange Beach

Just a stone’s throw from Gulf Shores Beach is Orange Beach. Another quiet and fun beach, this is considered the jewel of Alabama! The great thing about both these Gulf Shores beaches is that the crowds have not discovered them. This is where you go when you want to enjoy a day at the Gulf without having to fight for umbrella and towel space!

Orange Beach is home to the Wharf, an indoor entertainment center with activities the entire family can enjoy, as well as some of the best restaurants in the area. Serving Southern favorites with a seaside twist, the restaurants in Orange Beach are some of the best in the South!

Fort Morgan

One of our personal favorites at Harris Vacation Rentals is Fort Morgan. With all of its incredible historical background and great attractions, it is the perfect place to visit while on your Gulf Shores vacation. Being some of the only pet-friendly beaches in the nation, you can have fun with the whole family! 

Another great bonus is that Fort Morgan is home to the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. Located about 15 minutes West of Gulf shores, in a quiet and secluded area, it offers a natural buffer from the busier Gulf Shores area. Come see these amazing and beautiful creatures up-close in their natural habitat. And when you visit from June through October, you will even have the chance to see the sea turtle nests! So bring your family, dog included, and stay at a Harris Vacation Rentals pet-friendly property during your visit to historic Fort Morgan!

Book Your Stay With Harris Vacation Rentals!

Are you ready for your next trip to paradise? As an alternative to staying in Gulf Shores Alabama hotels, book your stay with Harris Vacation Rentals! Our properties feature top-notch amenities and are conveniently located near all of the best things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Come discover the joys of our luxurious vacation homes and magnificent beaches in Gulf Shores. Don’t wait to start planning the vacation of your dreams! Browse our rentals and book your stay today!