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Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Gulf Shores

Enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theatre scene with a rental holiday home in Gulf Shores. Renowned for its beaches, sporting events and seafood restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gulf Shores

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gulf Shores a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waterville USA (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Zooland Mini Golf (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Gulf Shores

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gulf Shores

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gulf Shores is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home (29.7 mi / 47.8 km)
  • Gulf Shores Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Gulf State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Perdido Key State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Weeks Bay Reserve (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gulf Shores

The nearest airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), located 33.4 mi (53.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Gulf Shores?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 12,262 holiday rentals around Gulf Shores. From 9,881 flats & apartments to 1,998 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gulf Shores is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gulf Shores?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gulf Shores:

  • Surf Side Shores: 1,757 holiday homes
  • Morgantown: 803 holiday homes
  • Fort Morgan Pines: 185 holiday homes
  • Brigadoon Trail: 671 holiday homes
  • Southpointe: 70 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gulf Shores?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Gulf Shores. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 11,453 holiday rentals
  • Fort Morgan: 6,205 holiday rentals
  • Kiva Dunes Golf Course: 9,507 holiday rentals
  • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park: 12,011 holiday rentals
  • The Track Family Recreation Center: 12,208 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Shores listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 9,881 Condos/Apartments in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of Gulf Shores holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,998 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 3 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 124 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gulf Shores?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10,861 holiday homes with pool available in Gulf Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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