Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Gulf Shores

Enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theatre scene with a rental holiday home in Gulf Shores. Renowned for its beaches, sporting events and seafood restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gulf Shores

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gulf Shores a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waterville USA (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Zooland Mini Golf (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Gulf Shores

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gulf Shores

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gulf Shores is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home (29.7 mi / 47.8 km)
  • Gulf Shores Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Gulf State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Perdido Key State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Weeks Bay Reserve (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gulf Shores

The nearest airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), located 33.4 mi (53.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Gulf Shores?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,468 holiday rentals near Gulf Shores. From 1,688 Houses to 9,412 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gulf Shores is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gulf Shores?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gulf Shores:

  • Brigadoon Trail: 594 holiday homes
  • Morgantown: 695 holiday homes
  • Sunset Pass: 120 holiday homes
  • Orange Beach East: 6,550 holiday homes
  • Surf Side Shores: 1,572 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gulf Shores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Gulf Shores. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 10,423 holiday rentals
  • The Track Family Recreation Center: 11,240 holiday rentals
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 11,113 holiday rentals
  • Zooland Mini Golf: 11,225 holiday rentals
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course: 11,052 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Shores listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,688 Houses in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of Gulf Shores holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9,412 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 139 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 139 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gulf Shores?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9,633 holiday homes with pool available in Gulf Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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