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You deserve to embark on a fantastic getaway to the beach this summer! Take a trip to Gulf Shores in August. The Alabama Gulf Coast features a plethora of fun-filled things to see and do and is home to the most picturesque sugar-white sand beaches. August is one of the best times to visit Gulf Shores, and we’ll tell you why! 

When you’re looking for the best place to stay during your vacation to Gulf Shores in August, choose Harris Vacation Rentals. We offer fantastic vacation rentals throughout Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. With our large inventory, it’s easy to pick the perfect property for you! 

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All About Gulf Shores in August 

It’s always the best time to visit the Gulf Coast! Find out why August is one the most popular months to visit this coastal paradise.  

Warm Weather 

If you’re craving warm summer weather, then August is a prime time for you to visit Gulf Shores. August is the warmest month here, with an average high temperature of 87 degrees and a low of 80 degrees. This month also is the warmest time of the year for seawater, with the average ocean temperature being 86 degrees. When you’re lying in the sand at one of the picturesque Gulf Coast beaches, you’ll be able to take a dip in the water.   

Fun-Filled Events 

Gulf Shores during the summertime is never short on exciting entertainment. Whether you want to listen to live music, check out a fishing tournament, or watch thrilling shows, we’ve got you covered here in August! 

concerts the wharf

Summer Concerts at The Wharf 

Friday and Saturday evenings in August 

Did you know that The Wharf Amphitheater is a concert venue that hosts many big-name artists? This summer, purchase a ticket and jam out at exhilarating concerts. Some of the all-star names include Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Alabama, and more! 

The Orange Beach Open Fishing Tournament 

August 5 – 7, 2021 

This fishing tournament is all about old-school fun and making memories with your friends and family. The Orange Beach Open tournament is designed in a less stressful environment, and it’s a no-kill contest.  

Annual Professional Rodeo in Foley 

August 5 – 7, 2021 

This enthralling rodeo features eight nightly events, including bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, and more. Plus, the rodeo kicks off every evening with free children’s activities.   

Blue Angels Practice Schedule 

August 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 

Head to the National Naval Aviation Museum and watch the dazzling flight demonstrations by the famous Blue Angels. This is an incredible sight unlike any other! 

Water Activities 

It’s no secret that things heat up in Gulf Shores during August. If you find yourself needing to cool off, there are lots of top-notch options in the area for you. Waterville USA is a one-of-a-kind amusement park that features a water park complete with slides, lazy rivers, lagoons, etc. OWA Park is also an amusement park with a splash pad where the whole family can hop around in the refreshing water.   

Stay With Us at Harris Vacation Rentals 

Pool view at one of our FlipKey Fort Morgan rentals

As you start planning your unforgettable summer getaway, you’ll need somewhere to make your home base. Harris Vacation Rentals is your headquarters for the best vacation rentals along the Alabama Gulf Coast. We offer five-star rentals throughout Gulf ShoresOrange Beach, and Fort Morgan. We offer an array of properties ranging in size and that offer a plethora of amenities. No matter what kind of vacation rentals you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered here at Harris Vacation Rentals.   

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There’s so much to discover during a trip to Gulf Shores. Whether you prefer lounging on the beach, indulging in local cuisine, or listening to amazing live music, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love. If you’re craving unforgettable entertainment, head to The Wharf Gulf Shores. This family-friendly attraction in Orange Beach, AL, features fun events, eclectic shops, and flavorful dining options. You won’t want to leave this hotspot off your next vacation’s itinerary.

When it comes to planning a family beach vacation, you want everything to be perfect, including your accommodation. Explore the top vacation rentals in the area and prepare for this year’s trip to be the best one yet!

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The Top 5 Things to Do at The Wharf Gulf Shores

1. Attend an Event

The Wharf Gulf Shores hosts a variety of can’t-miss activities and events throughout the year. The Wharf Amphitheater is one of the top venues for Gulf Shores concerts, live music, and comedy shows. Past and future performers include Rascal Flatts, Imagine Dragons, and Bryan Adams.

The entertainment district also hosts a nightly Spectra light show, boat shows, and an Independence Day street party.

2. Go Ziplining

If you’re seeking a thrill, look no further than the Hummingbird Zipline Course! The course includes eight zip lines totaling over 6,000 feet and gorgeous views up to 115-feet high. Rides last two-and-a-half hours and the cost starts at $89 per person.

These zip lines are the highest, fastest, and longest ones on the Gulf Coast. A ride on these is the perfect way to get your adrenaline pumping! Make your reservation for an unforgettable adventure today.

3. Set Sail With Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruises

A trip to Gulf Shores would be incomplete without a dolphin tour! The only thing cooler than seeing a dolphin crest the waves from the beach is seeing one of these beautiful creatures up close. Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise offers two tours per day, one in the afternoon and one at sunset. During the cruise, you can expect to see picturesque scenery and wildlife along the coastline of Orange Beach and Pleasure Island. Don’t forget to pack your camera!

4. Shop and Dine

There’s no shortage of shopping, dining, and entertainment at The Wharf! From boutique shops to national chains, even the most particular shoppers are sure to find something that they’ll love. There are also plenty of dining options, including fresh seafood and upscale Italian fare. Check out the complete directory to view all of The Wharf’s shops and restaurants.

5. Take a Ride on the Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel at The Wharf is a landmark of Gulf Shores. Take a spin on the wheel and enjoy sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Tickets cost $5 per person, per ride. $12 combo tickets are available and include a round of mini golf and a ride on the train.

Continue the Fun at Harris Vacation Rentals

coastal retreat bedroom

The Wharf Gulf Shores is a terrific spot to spend the day with family or friends. After you’ve explored this entertainment hotspot, it’s time to return to your Harris Vacation Rentals vacation rental. Our Coastal Retreat lagoon front property sleeps 12 and provides beach access directly across the street. Sip your morning coffee on the front porch, fish off the private pier in the afternoon, and watch the sunset over the water in the evenings. This home has everything you and your loved ones will need to have a memorable trip to Gulf Shores.

Your dream vacation awaits! Browse our available properties and start planning your getaway to the coast today.

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