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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Fairhope, Alabama

Eye-pleasing sandy beach. Paved parking lot filled with flowers and has a fountain. Paved road along the shore. Limited amenities and not very clean. Fishing pier.

Close to Fairhope city center
Dauphin Island, Alabama

Rocky beach with limited amenities. Free parking. Never crowded. You'll love to see an aquarium and bird sanctuary nearby. There's only one cafe, so take care of food.

Close to Dauphin Island city center
Dauphin Island, Alabama

Large and quiet relaxing destination. Sand is soft and inconvenient for driving on. Offers many nice cabins and condos to rent. Features car ferries. Paid parking.

Close to Dauphin Island city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Awesome destination for a long stay. All needed amenities. 3 public beach access points. Offers a welcome center, restaurants, condos for rent and a sea food market.

19 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
11 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
7 mi from Gulf Shores city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Popular tourist recreation within a city limits. Well-kept, patrolled by officials, it's a perfect place to come with kids. Animals-free. Covered areas for rainy days.

Close to Gulf Shores city center
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Close to Gulf Shores city center
Orange Beach, Alabama

Small beach area, easily gets crowded because of the close location to the condos. Free parking, easily accessible. Features a wooden walking zone and a pier. No pets.

Close to Orange Beach city center
Orange Beach, Alabama

Huge white-sand beach are highly popular, and therefore crowded. All necessary facilities and eateries. Free but limited parking. Requires some walking to the beach.

Close to Orange Beach city center
Fort Rucker, Alabama
4 mi from Fort Rucker city center
Coker, Alabama

Highly popular and, despite of having 91 campsites, it’s highly recommended to book ahead. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking are common activities here.

4 mi from Coker city center
Alexander City, Alabama
6 mi from Alexander City city center
Jackson's Gap, Alabama

Perfect recreational spot for families or arranging parties. Shallow waters are great for kids. No pet allowed. There are no cars, loud music or drunks, so feels safe.

5 mi from Jackson's Gap city center
Guntersville, Alabama

Wonderful place for a long stay. One day just isn't enough. Provides lots of options for accommodation rent. Features a golf course and a small pool. No animals.

6 mi from Guntersville city center
Biloxi, Mississippi

Beach with a white sand and palm trees - perfect for taking Instagram pictures. Waters are shallow but murky and smelly. Variety of restaurants and casinos nearby.

Close to Biloxi city center
Pensacola Beach, Florida

They call it the best beach in the USA. Great for a long stay, packed with amenities, restaurants and hotels. Dedicated dog area. Lifeguards on duty. Gear rentals.

Close to Pensacola Beach city center
Nudist beach
Biloxi, Mississippi

Uncrowded spot, well-kept. Except basic beach activities, you can watch dolphins, crabs, jellyfish. There's no shade, bring or rent an umbrella. Popular among nudists.

14 mi from Biloxi city center
Gulfport, Mississippi

Beautiful gem on the Gulf coast. Lots of regulations help to keep this beach clean, safe and nice as much as possible. Uncrowded and calm. No animals are allowed.

Close to Gulfport city center
Gulfport, Mississippi

Relatively close to the city, has lots of new eateries and hotels. Sand is soft and clean. Umbrella rentals are on site. Free and spacious parking. Shallow waters.

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

Clear water makes it awesome for snorkeling and paddling. Provides all needed amenities. If you want to stay longer, you can book a condo nearby. Dogs aren't allowed.

4 mi from Destin city center
Destin, Florida

Popular tourist destination. Gets crowdy easily, so come early to grab a spot. Features a restaurant, bike racks, pavilions, playground and others. Wheelchair accessible.

5 mi from Destin city center
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Crystal-clear emerald water and a clean sand, perfect for Instagram photoshooting or snorkeling. Ample parking, located quite far from the beach. Well-kept facilities.

4 mi from Santa Rosa Beach city center