You know how you look at a brochure of a place, and then you get there and wonder where they REALLY took the photos? That’s happen more than a few times to me and because of that I usually arrive at a new destination with low expectations. This was my first time in Alabama, and I expected to find the beaches to be nice but not exceptional.
Whoa. I was so wrong.
The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area in Alabama truly has sugar sand beaches. The sand is gorgeous! It has the best quality beaches I’ve seen on the Gulf of Mexico, including Florida. Even their less used beaches were clean and full of soft white sand.
There is a lot to this area beyond the beaches (like the Gulf Coast Zoo where I got to hug a kangaroo and a lemur tried to eat my camera). I still have a lot to tell you about it, including about the food. THE GLORIOUS SEAFOOD!
But first, I wanted you to see these beaches.
Visit Alabama’s Beaches Website
Disclosure : During our visit, we were guests of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism. All the opinions, excitement and sand dancing are ours alone!