Cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and sugar-white sand beaches make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the ideal fall getaway destination. Gulf waters are still warm, making them perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and consistent breezes make relaxing on the beach just as comfortable.

And, we have some good news…fall festivals are back on the Alabama Gulf Coast! From fishing tournaments and 5Ks to food and art events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy when vacationing along our shores. 

Fall is a fantastic time to explore the natural wonders found on the Alabama Gulf Coast. When you’re not lounging on the beach or attending an area event, there are plenty of outdoor activities to experience, including kayaking, biking, parasailing, fishing, and golfing.

Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, takes place October 7-11.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are also home to a wide array of locally-owned restaurants. On their menus you can find everything from oysters on the half shell and fried Gulf shrimp to BBQ, burgers, and vegan bites. Many offer outdoor and waterfront seating.

It’s never too early to start planning your fall beach getaway. Book your accommodations today. Our lodging inventory includes hi-rise condos, nationally-branded hotels, private beach houses, RV resorts, and campgrounds. No matter the size of your group, we’ve got room for you here along our shores. Visit to learn more about our beaches.

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