Blue skies, gorgeous scenery, and the glittering waters of the Gulf of Mexico as far as the eye can see. Gulf Shores is truly a year-round destination. If you want to plan a beach vacation without facing the crowds and searing heat, opt to experience fall in Gulf Shores. A little slice of paradise awaits! Read on to discover why autumn is one of our favorite seasons here. Then, browse our coastal vacation rentals and start planning your trip today!
Whether you’re in town to have fun with family or for a romantic fall getaway, autumn is the perfect time of the year to vacation in Gulf Shores.
Unlike most other places in the United States, the weather in Gulf Shores stays relatively mild all year long. There’s much less humidity, more cooling breezes, and the water is still warm from the summer. It’s hard to beat the fall weather here! Here are the average temperatures for fall in Gulf Shores:
September – High of 87° / Low of 70°
October – High of 80° / Low of 59°
November – High of 71° / Low of 48°
Rather than trying to find a spot on a beach packed with tourists, experience greater freedom when you visit after summer vacation ends. Fall is the beginning of off-season in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, so you and your loved ones will be able to eat at the area’s best restaurants and enjoy little to no wait at top attractions.
There are countless ways to spend a fall day in Gulf Shores. Wake up to a view of the gulf, run on the beach, swim in the picture-perfect water, and golf on one of the area’s pristine courses.
Autumn is also a great time to attend some of Gulf Shores’s most anticipated events. The annual Shrimp Festival in October features delicious shrimp recipes, live music, and hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. Another fantastic festival is the Oyster Cook-off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout. You don’t want to miss this seafood celebration that occurs every November.
Check out some more of our favorite things to do in the fall and get ready to make lasting memories!
Are you ready to spend the fall in Gulf Shores? Another perk of planning a beach trip in the offseason is that our best vacation rentals have more availability. Barefoot, one of our luxury beachfront homes, features everything you need for a tranquil Gulf Shores vacation. This gorgeous home sleeps 28 people, so it’s perfect for a trip with extended family. Relax by the private heated pool or soak up the sun on the white sand beach — the choice is yours! Other exquisite features of the rental home include a double fridge and oven, bedrooms with gulf views, an outdoor shower, and an elevator.