Alabama Coasting

  • Start: Magnolia Springs, AL
  • End: Gulf Shores, AL
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:30
  • Total Mileage: 22 Miles
  • Number of stops: 13


Sun, surf, and delicious seafood await on this road trip that features Alabama's gorgeous Gulf Coast. Start your Gulf Coast vacation about 20 miles northwest of the water in the historic town of Magnolia Springs, where the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast and nearby Jesse's Restaurant are local landmarks. Head south to the town of Foley, Alabama, for a bit of shopping at Tanger Factory Outlet before seeing the sites in the coastal town of Gulf Shores. The city is home to Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and Waterville USA, which will easily provide hours of family fun. When hunger hits, King Neptune's Seafood, Original Oyster House, or Sea-N-Suds are great options for Southern-style seafood. After lunch, drive east along the Gulf Coast to the 6,000-acre Gulf State Park for hiking, bird watching, and beach time. Your Alabama Gulf Coast vacation concludes with a scenic drive west along the Fort Morgan Peninsula through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and finally, to historic Fort Morgan, which played a major role during the Civil War, the 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay, the Spanish-American War, and World War II.

Stop #1:

Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast
Magnolia Springs, AL

Stop #2:

Jesse's Restaurant
Magnolia Springs, AL

Stop #3:

Tanger Factory Outlet
Foley, AL

Stop #4:

Sea Oats Studio
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #5:

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #6:

Waterville USA
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #7:

King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #8:

Original Oyster House - Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #9:

Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #10:

Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #11:

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Gulf Shores, AL

Stop #12:

Currier Antiques & Fine Art
Orange Beach, AL

Stop #13:

Fort Morgan National Historic Landmark
Gulf Shores, AL

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