The City of Gulf Shores, AL
The city of Gulf Shores is located in the state of Alabama in Baldwin County and has a population of 10,268 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Gulf Shores is Pensacola, approximately 33 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Gulf Shores, including Best Western On The Beach, Denny's Restaurant, Gulf Island Grill, Subway Beach Side and Waffle House. For a larger selection of Gulf Shores restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Gulf Shores Amusement Parks, Zoos, Beaches and/or Golf Courses, including the Woodlands Golf Course at Craft Farms The, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Waterville USA, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Golf Center. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Gulf Shores please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Gulf Shores:
- Gulf Shores Jack Edwards Airport (GUF)
- Pensacola Reg Airport
- Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)
Gulf Shores, Alabama Climate and WeatherIn the month of October, Gulf Shores experiences an average high temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in October are usually about 57 degrees with an average rainfall of 3.57 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Gulf Shores with daytime temperatures averaging 89 degrees in the summer, and 62 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Gulf Shores to receive an average of 5.33 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 6.73 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 102 degrees in the summer and as low as 5 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Gulf Shores should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 78 degrees, and nighttime lows of 56.
Gulf Shores, Alabama Attractions
1Flora-Bama - , Flora-Bama,
The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, located on Perdido Key in Pensacola, Florida, is a beachside oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast cultural landmark, touted as being America's "Last Great Roadhouse". The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida - Alabama border line. The bar is in fact located all within Florida, with the Alabama line being about six feet from the western outside wall.
2Fort Conde - Mobile,
Fort Conde, located in Mobile, Alabama, at 150 South Royal Street, is a reconstruction, at 4/5 scale, as a third of the original 1720s French Fort Conde at the site, which is also referred to as Fort Carlota and also Fort Charlotte.
3Fort Gaines (Alabama) - Dauphin Island,
Fort Gaines is a historic fort on Dauphin Island, Alabama. It was named for Edmund Pendleton Gaines. Established in 1821, it is best known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War.
4Fort Morgan (Alabama) - Gulf Shores,
Fort Morgan is a historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama. Some regard it as "one of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World." The post was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Daniel Morgan. Construction was completed in 1834 and it received its first garrison in March of the same year.
5George F. Crozier Estuarium - Dauphin Island,
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama's primary marine education and research center. DISL is the home site of the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium and was founded by an act of the Alabama State Legislature in 1971. It also has a public aquarium specializing in estuarine organisms, the George F. Crozier Estuarium.
6Green Meadows Par Three - , Pensacola,
The Green Meadows Par Three is a 9 hole public golf course in Escambia County Florida. Built in 1953, this Pensacola course designed by Jacob Pryor is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 850-944-5483. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 2500 W Michigan Ave, Pensacola, FL 32526
7Gulf Breeze - , Gulf Breeze,
Gulf Breeze is a city that can be found on the Fairpoint Peninsula in Santa Rosa County, Florida and is a suburb of Pensacola which lies to the north, across Pensacola Bay. The population was 5,665 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population is 6,455.
8Gulf Coast Exploreum - Mobile,
The Gulf Coast Exploreum is a non-profit science center that features three permanent exhibitions, a wide variety of traveling exhibitions, a virtual theater, and an IMAX theater in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The center opened in 1998 and had reached a total of 1.5 million visitors by 2007.
9Gulf Links Golf Course - Foley,
The Gulf Links Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Baldwin County Alabama. Built in 1996, this Foley course designed by A. J. Stewart is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 334-970-1444. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 3901 S McKenzie St, Foley, AL 36535
10Gulf Pines Golf Course - Mobile,
The Gulf Pines Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Mobile County Alabama. Built in 1970, this Mobile course designed by Mary Ginn is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 251-431-6413. The golf course dress code is as follows: no tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 167 Old Bay Front Dr, Mobile, AL 36615
Gulf Shores, Alabama Hotels
Gulf Shores, Alabama Restaurants
This is a list of Gulf Shores Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers. Happy Dining!
Gulf Shores Articles
Published March 16, 2011
Foley Alabama is a picturesque family friendly small town. There are lots of interesting shops and attractions and offers a relaxing alternative to more crowded cities.
Published March 3, 2011
The Naval Air Station in Pensacola Florida is where you will find the National Naval Aviation Museum, and impressive display of military aircraft including trolley tours.
Published March 3, 2011
Fort Barrancas is located in Pensacola Florida at the Naval Air Station. It is free, highly entertaining and fascinating for kids, and the guides are extremely knowledgeable.
Published February 20, 2011
Today Fort Pickens Florida includes a series of former military defense batteries with guided tours, an extensive campground and a beautiful quartz sand beach.