Editor Picks: Gulf Shores Hotels on the beach

by Alex Castro  |  Published October 11, 2019

The white sand beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Shores are well-known amongst Southerners. The Heart of Dixie isn’t exactly a tourist mecca, but this highly-developed town—the southernmost destination in Alabama—is a locale with all the coastline and ecotourism you’d expect of its neighbor Florida.

From hiking to lazy beach days to the breezy beachside hotels, Gulf Shores makes a concerted effort to please tourists, whether with natural vistas or fresh-caught seafood. Its milieu is more ‘family fun time’ than ‘beachside rager,’ so it’s a suitable destination for mom, pop and brood. Below are five properties in Gulf Shores—and the even lesser known Orange Beach—that promise transcendent beaches to wow both parent and child alike.