Gulf Shores Journals

Alabama? On the Gulf?

An August 2004 trip to Gulf Shores by andHighWater

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Quote: I was surprised to find that Alabama touched the Gulf of Mexico, but was pleased to learn of this beautiful place, inhabited by dolphins, sea turtles, gulls and natural sand dunes and grasses.

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Gulf  State Park Photo, Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Less like hotel rooms, and more like summer camp cabins, the hotel lacks many accommodations that most modern hotels have. The neat, large, wood-paneled rooms are housed in two-story buildings along the beach in a motel style; the main building houses the snack bar, dining room, lounge, front desk and a small gift shop. There is an outdoor pool near the main building and a pier perfect for viewing the beach and fishing not far from there. Vending machines and ice are located between each set of rooms. The hotel also has some advantages. It’s more affordable than local upscale places, and each room is large with huge windows and balconies overlooking the ocean; the rustic feel of the rooms adds to...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 9, 2004

Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores-Orange Beach Highway
Gulf Shores, Alabama
1(800) 544-4853

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Attraction | "Gulf State Park Beach"

Gulf State Park Photo, Gulf Shores, Alabama
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I had a terrific time unwinding on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. The amazing surroundings seemed so peaceful and uninhabited, even though I was there for a work-related conference with about 200 participants. I appreciated the fact that the beach spreads out for miles, and never felt crowded despite the busy weekend and full hotel. In the middle of August, when I was there, the sea turtle nests were expected to hatch. I had the pleasure of meeting volunteers from Alabama who were protecting the nests along the coast. Though I didn’t get to see the turtles hatch, it was great to go out each morning and check on the two nests near my room on the beach. The Naturalist at the Gulf Shores State P...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2004

Gulf State Park
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores 36542
(251) 948-7275

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