39 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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Fort Rucker, Alabama
4 mi from Fort Rucker 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Close to 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
Alexander City, Alabama
6 mi from Alexander City 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
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