DowntownDifferent

Welcome to Downtown Gulf Shores, AL

It's a whole different state

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A little about Gulf Shores

Adventure, fun, relaxation…you’ll find it all on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. For years, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach remained a little-known vacation treasure, but more and more families are discovering the 32 miles of soft sand and clear waters that lace the edges of Alabama’s southern border to the Gulf of Mexico. With attractions like zip lines, championship golf and water sports, travelers are escaping to the beach for their annual vacations and weekend getaways.

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The history of Gulf Shores

Like many coastal communities, tourism plays a major role in the local economy of Gulf Shores. The 2010 BP oil spill was expected to severely affect both local real estate and beach tourism. However, after a rough year, the tourism economy in Gulf Shores appears to have returned to pre-spill levels. In October 2011, the city began a branding campaign to help it stand out from other coastal destinations in the area. Ocean fishing, beaches, boating cruises, and especially golf are major draws for the area. Chartered fishing boats and cruise boats for sunsets, dinner cruises, dolphin watching, and watersports embark regularly, and the area is home to two of the top-rated golf resorts in the Alabama - Craft Farms and Kiva Dunes.[16] There are a total of nine signature golf clubs, as well as a state-owned 18-hole course. Other popular attractions include the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (as featured in Animal Planet's "The Little Zoo that Could")

Contact Information

Address:
3459 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, Alabama
36542

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Businesses in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Here is a collection of downtown Gulf Shores, Alabama businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Sea Oat Studio

Art

Nationally recognized master potters

 

Caribe Marina & Watersports

Entertainment

The place for fun on the water

 

Kiva Dunes Golf Club

Entertainment

Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Best Public Golf Courses”

 

Lost Key Golf Club

Entertainment

Arnold Palmer Design

 

Pleasure Island Divers

Entertainment

Dive the shipwrecks and man made reefs

 

Robert F Schell, Jeweler

Jewelry

Custom design jewelry

 

Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

Historical 1898 B&B - Oak-Lined Canopied Streets

 

The Original Romar House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Lodging

A beautiful, romantic destination

 

Another Broken Egg

Restaurants

A foodie approved way to start your day!!!

 

Bywater Bistro

Restaurants

The Best Fried Shrimp North of New Orleans!

 

Down South BBQ

Restaurants

Best BBQ on the Coast

 

Gilbney's Seafood and Steak

Restaurants

American Seafood & Steak

 

Rita's of Gulf Shores

Restaurants

Rita's Ice, Custard, Happiness

 

Archipelago at The Wharf

Shopping

Styles for the above average man

 

Fish on a Dish

Shopping

Sterling Silver jewelry, pottery, local art, Rhythm clocks and more

 

Fran's on 59

Shopping

Natural stone, antiques, fountains and ceramic pottery

 

Geez Louise Boutique

Shopping

GEEZ LOUISE! The Everything Boutique!

 

Little Monkey Toes

Shopping

Boutique style children's clothing and shoes

 

M II

Shopping

Objects for the well lived life

 

Our Cigar Bar

Shopping

Life is meant to be enjoyed!