HomeGetting Around in Gulf Shores Alabama

Getting to Gulf Shores is pretty easy; there are a couple of airports close by, and you can rent a car or take a taxi (or one of those rideshare services) into town and to your rental. And if you’re driving, just head south in Alabama ‘til you hit the Gulf!


It’s Easier with a Car


It’s about twenty-eight miles from quiet Fort Morgan at the western tip of the peninsula to bustling Orange Beach to the west. And it’s a just little over seven miles from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores. Not too far at all in the scheme of things.


Having access to a car is going to be the best way to get around, especially if you want to visit local area attractions like historic Fort Morgan, the Gulf Coast Zoo, or The Wharf in Orange Beach. There are plenty of taxis in town, and you can always use one of those rideshare services too. There isn’t any public transportation in Gulf Shores, so you will be on your own for getting around. Luckily, since everything is close, those taxi and rideshare rides won’t be too costly.

Other Alternatives


If you plan on staying in and around your rental and spending most of your time on the beach, you could get away with walking or biking around with the occasional taxi ride. It depends on how active you want to be. Many of our vacation rentals are within walking distance to beach-front restaurants and shops.


Another option is to rent a scooter or e-bike. They’re fun and easy to get around on for short distances.


About Parking in Gulf Shores


Our Gulf Shores vacation rentals usually come with at least one parking space, it will just depend on the type of rental and its location, as well as the time of year you’re visiting. A private vacation home will have access to more parking than a vacation condo or townhome.  And obviously, if you are in town during Spring Break or peak summer vacation months, parking will be a little harder.


Please think about carpooling with your other guests too; it’s better for the environment, and it will be way easier to park just one or two cars than a whole group of cars if everyone drives in.

Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals


If you have questions about on-site or nearby parking for one of our Gulf Shores rentals, just give us a call. It’s better to know about the details ahead of time so you can plan ahead.