37 Best Beaches of Alabama

Some of the finest beaches of the Gulf of Mexico

Compared to Texas or Louisiana, Alabama’s coastline looks tiny. However, the amount and quality of beaches Alabama has to offer easily trumps both those states! Dozens of beautiful beaches around with white sands and crystal-clear waters – two perfect companions for every vacation. And if you’re still not satisfied and longing for more, well, Florida beaches are only a few hours away! 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Close to Gulf Shores city center
Orange Beach, Alabama
Close to Orange Beach city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
7 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Close to Gulf Shores city center
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Close to Dauphin Island city center
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Close to Dauphin Island city center
Guntersville, Alabama
6 mi from Guntersville city center
Orange Beach, Alabama

A popular small white-sand beach with clean and well-maintained restrooms, showers, and free parking. Picture-postcard sunsets!

Close to Orange Beach city center
Fairhope, Alabama
Close to Fairhope city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
19 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Alexander City, Alabama
6 mi from Alexander City city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
11 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Fort Rucker, Alabama
4 mi from Fort Rucker city center
Coker, Alabama
4 mi from Coker city center
Jackson's Gap, Alabama

A nice sandy beach in D.A.R.E. Power Park on Lake Martin. Very kid-friendly, with shallow water and without cars, dogs, loud music, or dunks.

5 mi from Jackson's Gap city center
Biloxi, Mississippi
Close to Biloxi city center
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Close to Pensacola Beach city center
Biloxi, Mississippi
14 mi from Biloxi city center
Gulfport, Mississippi
Close to Gulfport city center
Gulfport, Mississippi

A long, quiet, and peaceful beach, just an hour drive from New Orleans, featuring soft and well-groomed sand. Close to bars, restaurants, hotels, and casinos.

Close to Gulfport city center
Fort Walton, Florida
Close to Fort Walton city center
Destin, Florida

A spectacularly beautiful quiet beach with sugar-white sand and emerald water, not crowded, plenty of parking, and all the necessary amenities in good condition.

3 mi from Destin city center
Destin, Florida
4 mi from Destin city center
Destin, Florida
5 mi from Destin city center
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
4 mi from Santa Rosa Beach city center
Mandeville, Louisiana
17 mi from Mandeville city center
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
5 mi from Santa Rosa Beach city center
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
20 mi from St. Bernard Parish city center
Panama City Beach, Florida
32 mi from Panama City Beach city center
Franklinton, Louisiana
12 mi from Franklinton city center
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
9 mi from Santa Rosa Beach city center
Franklinton, Louisiana
6 mi from Franklinton city center
Panama City Beach, Florida
14 mi from Panama City Beach city center
Hammond, Louisiana
Close to Hammond city center
Grand Isle, Louisiana

People say this is the best beach near New Orleans... And after a short visit, we cannot agree more!

4 mi from Grand Isle city center
Cypremort Point, Louisiana
Close to Cypremort Point city center
Chatham, Louisiana
5 mi from Chatham city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Close to Gulf Shores city center
Orange Beach, Alabama
Close to Orange Beach city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
7 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Close to Gulf Shores city center
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Close to Dauphin Island city center
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Close to Dauphin Island city center
Guntersville, Alabama
6 mi from Guntersville city center
Orange Beach, Alabama

A popular small white-sand beach with clean and well-maintained restrooms, showers, and free parking. Picture-postcard sunsets!

Close to Orange Beach city center
Fairhope, Alabama
Close to Fairhope city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
19 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Alexander City, Alabama
6 mi from Alexander City city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
11 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Fort Rucker, Alabama
4 mi from Fort Rucker city center
Coker, Alabama
4 mi from Coker city center
Jackson's Gap, Alabama

A nice sandy beach in D.A.R.E. Power Park on Lake Martin. Very kid-friendly, with shallow water and without cars, dogs, loud music, or dunks.

5 mi from Jackson's Gap city center