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Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast

September 24, 2016

When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.

via Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast.

Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life

September 22, 2016

Orange Beach Fishing

Midmorning under a cloudless sky, and Denise, who politely declined to give her last name, was 1,000 feet out and 20 feet above the Gulf of Mexico cleaning a saltwater catfish. Her boyfriend, Monte, thin as a Popsicle stick, was reeling up a bare hook.

via Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life.

‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI

September 16, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — There’s nothing like good food and good wine, on top of a three day weekend. And an event in Orange Beach brings those together.

The Wharf Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival is Thursday through Sunday. The event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.

via ‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI.

7 Reasons to Visit The Wharf at Orange Beach – Traveling Mom

September 08, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, not all beach vacations are taken during the summer months. My favorite time to go to the beach is during the Fall. The tourists are gone, the temperatures are lower and the sunsets are to-die-for. Some beach destinations “close up shop” after Labor Day without any activities scheduled until Spring. Sa hello to your new favorite beach vacation: The Wharf at Orange Beach.

First of all,  Orange Beach, Alabama is a great place to visit year round with the never-ending activities at The Wharf. Located just 5 miles from the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, this entertainment district has something for everyone. Read on for 7 reasons to visit The Wharf at Orange Beach.

via 7 Reasons to Visit The Wharf at Orange Beach – Traveling Mom.

Hermine Churning Up Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches

September 01, 2016

This may not have been the best day for your first trip to the beach this summer.

With the danger of a direct hit by “Hermine” out of the equation, “Before it comes we try to go to the beach,” Rennie Flores and his family headed to Orange Beach.

“Every time I go to the beach it’s always calm, it’s always low tide,” says 11-year-old Kim Flores. “I’ve never seen it like this.”

via Hermine Churning Up Surf Along Baldwin County Beaches.

Baldwin Co. business owner challenges ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative | WPMI

August 31, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — A business owner in Baldwin County is challenging the ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative in Gulf Shores. This is where beach goers are required to remove all tents, umbrellas and beach chairs by sundown every day.

via Baldwin Co. business owner challenges ‘Leave Only Footprints’ initiative | WPMI.

‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com

August 31, 2016

Dean Young, known for his Republican political campaigns and conservative stances, has joined forces with former Alabama Attorney General Troy King to challenge what he calls an assault on property owners’ rights in Gulf Shores.

via ‘Leave Only Footprints’ vs. ‘Don’t Tread On Me:’ Dean Young challenges Gulf Shores policy | AL.com.

“Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire

August 30, 2016

The beaches in Gulf Shores are arguably some of the prettiest in the world. In an effort to keep them that way, last year, the city passed a “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance.

“It means don’t leave trash and leave only your footprints,” says beachgoer Linda Pearson.

Chairs, tents and beach toys have to be removed every day or the city will throw them away for you.

via “Leave Only Footprints” Under Fire.

Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA

August 30, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL (WALA) - With the exception of red flags and rough waters, you would never know there was a tropical system in the Gulf.

”We were concerned about the weather heading here, but it seems like it is staying away,” said Paul Gordon, vacationing from Vermont. “We just love the sun and we are certainly getting it this week. It’s hot!”

via Gulf Shores gearing up for busy holiday weekend – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Orange Beach named 2nd best “travel destination on the rise” for – FOX10 News | WALA

August 21, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - Trip Advisor is putting one of our very own cities in the national spotlight. The travel giant is naming Orange Beach as the second best travel destination on the rise for 2016

Orange beach is already a popular travel destination. As we’ve reported, it has had record high tourism numbers in the last few years, and now this announcement is expected to put it even more on the national map.

via Orange Beach named 2nd best “travel destination on the rise” for – FOX10 News | WALA.

State decision drops Gulf State Park zipline operator into free-fall | AL.com

August 20, 2016

A dispute over the state’s decision to close a popular – and profitable – zipline attraction at Gulf State Park has left state officials and the ride’s operator starkly at odds over the expectations laid out in a contract.

via State decision drops Gulf State Park zipline operator into free-fall | AL.com.

Boats, beaches and Bushwackers in Orange Beach, Ala. | www.statesman.com

August 13, 2016

The most popular way to see the Alabama Gulf Coast?

While bobbing behind a boat anchored at a sandbar, or cruising among the nonstop flotilla of vessels parading up and down Old River. Or maybe from atop a stool inside the dimly-lit Flora-Bama Lounge, possibly the only roadhouse in America that hosts both an annual mullet toss and weekly nondenominational church services.

via Boats, beaches and Bushwackers in Orange Beach, Ala. | www.statesman.com.

Boats, beaches and Bushwackers draw vacationers to Orange… | www.mystatesman.com

August 12, 2016

The most popular way to see the Alabama Gulf Coast?

While bobbing behind a boat anchored at a sandbar, or cruising among the nonstop flotilla of vessels parading up and down Old River. Or maybe from atop a stool inside the dimly-lit Flora-Bama Lounge, possibly the only roadhouse in America that hosts both an annual mullet toss and weekly nondenominational church services.

I did all that — and a lot more — during a recent trip to Orange Beach.

via Boats, beaches and Bushwackers draw vacationers to Orange… | www.mystatesman.com.

Stain of BP oil spill long gone from Alabama’s Gulf Coast as tourism booms – Yellowhammer News

August 05, 2016

There have been few darker moments on the Alabama Gulf Coast than when the Deepwater 2010 Horizon oil spill stained the brilliant white sand beaches and clouded the blue water.

Hurricane Frederic (1979) and Hurricane Ivan (2004) had taught coastal residents what it would take to rebuild from the most devastating storms. But they had never experienced an oil spill.

Even once the flow of oil spewing into the Gulf was halted and the visible effects were gone, another question lingered. How long would it take consumers to get that image out of their heads?

via Stain of BP oil spill long gone from Alabama’s Gulf Coast as tourism booms – Yellowhammer News.

Economic impact during peak beach season | WPMI

August 05, 2016

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — The first two weeks in August are typically the peak of the summer season. Families come to our beaches looking for that last vacation hurrah before school starts.

One way to gauge the amount of people coming in is to look at the money parking pay stations at the public beach have generated already this year. So far this year people have already spent more than $300,000 to park their cars, which is right on track with last year’s numbers which included the summer season.

via Economic impact during peak beach season | WPMI.

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