Welcome to Gulf Shores
The southernmost settlement in Alabama is also one of the state's few tourist-oriented resort towns. Gulf Shores is famous across the South for its white sand beaches, which extend from here into the Florida Panhandle, constituting what some have dismissively called the 'Redneck Riviera.' In fact, the city of Gulf Shores makes a conscious effort to curtail party culture, and the overall vibe skews heavily towards family friendliness. Besides the beach, Gulf Shores is located near some lovely outdoor spaces where the pristine natural beauty has remained, against all odds, preserved against the depredations of land-hungry property developers.