Alabama Point has many names - locals refer to it as Point East, Florida Point, or Perdido Pass. A great beach for families and seniors, this 6000 feet-wide white-sand beauty is a real hidden gem.
Parking is free but limited so respect the rules because the cops are merciless! After you park, there are three different fenced wooden walkways that will take you to the beach. You'll have to do some walking, so keep that in mind in case you are bringing gear for fishing or sports.
Public restrooms, showers, and picnic tables are available. You can rent a sunbed with an umbrella.
The beach is extremely crowded during the summer. Flocks of photographers, surfers, people getting married, sports enthusiasts, etc. This is definitely one of the best beaches around that you can visit.
What we loved
- The view of the bridge and the gulf
- Surfing 🏄♂️
- 3 hours 10 minutes from New Orleans, LA
- 3 hours 15 minutes from Montgomery, AL
- 4 hours 35 minutes from Columbus, GA
Hotels and rentals
If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:
- Nearby rentals from VRBO.
- Nearby rooms and properties from Booking.com.
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Alabama Point Beach which you can visit:
- Cotton Bayou Beach (2 miles)
- Perdido Key Beach (6 miles)
- Gulf State Park Beach (7 miles)
- Gulf Shores Public Beach (8 miles)
- Fort Pickens Beach (16 miles)