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When it comes time to start planning your next vacation, the most important choice you must make is location. Where do you want to go? Maybe last year’s trip was too expensive or too boring and you’re worried you will make a wrong choice again this year. The nice thing about family vacations is it only takes one great one to make everyone forget previous mistakes, so if you’re looking for a way to redeem yourself, how about a beach vacation near a Gulf Shores Alabama beach? Pristine, unspoiled, and still relatively undiscovered by the masses, our Gulf Shores, Alabama beaches are some of the most beautiful 32 miles of land in all the United States. You can’t go wrong when planning your next vacation here!

Gulf Shores Beach

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

You can spend your days 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 down the beach a piece from Gulf Shores Beach is Orange Beach, another quietly fun beach and community that has become 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 Properties is Fort Morgan. With all of its incredible historical background and its great features, 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 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, and gives you the opportunity to see some amazing and beautiful creatures. Visit from June through October for the chance to see the sea turtle nests. So bring your family, dog included, and stay at a Harris Properties pet friendly property, and visit the amazing historic Fort Morgan!

Peace and Tranquility Can Be Yours

All you need to do is book your luxurious Harris Properties vacation home today and discover the joys of our magnificent Gulf Shores Alabama beaches.