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 features

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 rentals are available around Gulf Shores?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,518 holiday lettings around Gulf Shores. From 1,664 Houses to 9,489 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gulf Shores:

  • Brigadoon Trail: 587 holiday homes
  • Surf Side Shores: 1,523 holiday homes
  • Royal Lagoons: 216 holiday homes
  • Perdido Key Coves One: 23 holiday homes
  • Orange Beach East: 6,471 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Waterville USA: 10,988 holiday lettings
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 10,979 holiday lettings
  • Zooland Mini Golf: 11,175 holiday lettings
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course: 10,808 holiday lettings
  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 10,329 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Shores listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,664 Houses in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of Gulf Shores holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 9,489 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 143 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 143 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas 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 9,972 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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