5 Must Do's this Fall on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

5 Must Do's this Fall on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Words by Sarah Deloach

Whether we like it or not, the cooler weather is approaching, and some of us want to soak up the sun and be outside as long as we can before it gets too cold. Luckily, the Alabama Gulf Coast is somewhere that stays comfortable all year and has many fun options this fall. 

White Sand Beaches

Getting outside and enjoying the beach with your friends and family isn't limited to just summertime at Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. The pleasant weather of the fall season means activities like swimming, building sandcastles, sunbathing and playing a game of volleyball are ideal on the warm beaches.

Coastal Alabama Back Bay Blueway

With four distinct trails and 21 launch sites, paddlers and kayakers have access to the unique cypress swamps and beautiful freshwater lakes along the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

The impressive sites of the wildlife refuge are part of a non-profit organization of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. Their primary function is to advocate and provide aid in areas that need conservation. Protecting the land and what resides in it is necessary for its stability and development, but these wildlife sites also offer fun and educational outings.  

Sunset Cruising

When vacationing in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you can safely assume you will get some relaxation in, but doing it on a boat is the ultimate way to unwind. Watching playful dolphins jump out of the waves and gorgeous sunsets melt into the water while eating dinner will be the cherry on top of your stay on Alabama’s Coast. 


Whether you are a novice or a professional, renting a boat during your stay is one of the best ways to explore the charm and beauty of the coast. Several different boat rental options are available, so no matter what type of experience you're looking for, you are guaranteed to have an incredible day on the water.