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Taste of the South, Taste of the Sea
The South has a long culinary tradition that sets it apart from the rest of the country—come here once and you’ll always have a hankering for our comfort foods! Combine that with the bounty of the Gulf, and you’ll discover a culinary culture that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Head down Gulf Shores Parkway towards the beach and you’ll see seafood restaurants all around you. Try the seafood southern-style with places like Shrimp Basket Gulf Shores and Mikee’s Seafood. Or try out DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen or The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar. Whatever your choice, you’re going to experience the best seafood the Gulf can give you!
Gulf Shores: Aquatic Activities All Around!
If you’re more hands-on when it comes to your food, why not catch it yourself, and cook it in the fully stocked kitchen of your own vacation rental in Gulf Shores, AL? Select a spot on the dock and cast away. Or go for some deeper dwellers by chartering a fishing boat with crews like Alabama Fun Fishing Charters and Lost Key Charters.
Of course, the sea offers so much more to do than fish! Whether on the water, below the water, or above the water, there’s tons of ways to have fun. Rent a kayak at Cosson Watersports or Gulf Shores Paddlesports Rentals for a leisurely, self-guided cruise; or grab one of their larger or faster vehicles for the thrill of high-speed salty spray! Take a surf board and take the waves head-on. Get some scuba gear at Down Under Dive Shop and go boldly beneath the waves, or talk to the people at Pleasure Island Parasailing to rise above them!
We also have some beautiful hiking in Gulf Shores, with a surprising variety of landscapes. Gulf State Park boasts miles of gorgeous beaches. The Hugh S. Banyon Backcountry Trails let you witness yourself the phenomenal blending of land, water, and plant observable only in freshwater marshes.
And if you’ve never been to the South before, you might be amazed at the sheer variety of birds that live here. So many birds make their winter homes here, you may catch glimpses of species you’ve never heard of! If avians amaze you, make sure to try out the birding trails!
Your Seaside Paradise Dream
And as backdrop to all of this excitement is your lovely Gulf Shores rental, sitting stately near the beach where you can still smell the spray and hear the lull of the waves. People dream of living near the ocean; why not make that dream come true for you?
Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores
At Harris Vacation Rentals, you will find the finest vacation rentals Gulf Shores AL. We have a wide variety of vacation rentals in Gulf Shores to choose from, with several located in the popular West Beach area. Our well-appointed homes, cottages, and condos are just steps away from the beach and offer magnificent ocean and lagoon views. Spacious one to four-bedroom floor plans sleep groups small and large so you can make sure everyone in your group is comfortable at all times.
Our rentals can always be expected to be meticulously maintained and stylishly furnished. These properties are more isolated than hotel rentals and regularly cleaned to ensure the health of all our guests on top being full of amenities to ensure you have everything necessary to make your trip as satisfying as possible. This includes fully stocked kitchens that are ready for you to prepare delicious meals in. Features may consist of large screen televisions, indoor or outdoor pools, hot tubs, washer and dryer sets, barbecues, and private decks where you can sit back and take in the scenery with a refreshing ocean breeze to keep you cool.
There is plenty to see and do in Gulf Shores, and you’ll never be too far from any of the action when you book one of our vacation rentals in Gulf Shores AL. There is 32 miles of beach for you to experience surf, sand, and sun, championship golf courses to practice your swing, an abundance of fishing opportunities, and nature trails to explore. In addition, you will be conveniently situated near the city’s best attractions. Check out the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Waterville U.S.A., and much more.
Whether you’re in Gulf Shores for a family vacation, wedding, reunion, or just a relaxing escape, Harris Vacation Rentals has the perfect rental to make you feel right at home throughout your stay. Contact us today to make a reservation. No matter how long you stay, we have a home for you with our wide selection of long term, monthly and weekly vacation rentals in Gulf Shores AL.
Q: How far is Gulf Shores from Birmingham?
A: It is a four hour and 21 minute drive, about 282 miles via I-65 S.