We can all agree that after a cold harsh winter, hitting the beach this summer sounds like a great idea, right? Luckily, Alabama is home to quite a few beaches, and whether you’re visiting a lake beach or one of the white-sand beaches along the Gulf Coast, you’ll definitely have a great time! For the perfect family-friendly getaway, be sure to check out these 10 beautiful Alabama beaches.
1. Gulf Shores Beach
With white sand and clear turquoise water, it's no surprise this is the most popular beach destination in Alabama.
2. Beach at Lake Martin
Located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties, Lake Martin is one of the most beautiful lakes in Alabama and has one of the most spectacular beaches.
3. Mobile Bay Beach
If you visit the beaches in the Mobile area, such as Mobile Bay, you'll get to enjoy a much longer summer than you would in the other regions due to the high humidity. High humidity? I don't know about you, but this would only make me wish for summer to end sooner.
4. Cotton Bayou Beach
Located in Orange Beach, Alabama, this small beach is part of the Gulf State Park beach area and can be found at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 161.
5. Beach at Lake Guntersville
The beach at Lake Guntersville (largest lake in Alabama), located in Lake Guntersville State Park, is the perfect spot for a family picnic.
6. Fairhope Beach
Because the beaches in Fairhope are spacious with shallow water along the coastline, they're pretty safe for children. Remember, children still need to be supervised!
7. Dauphin Island Beach
Dauphin Island has some of the most stunning beaches in Mobile County.
8. Alabama Point East
Alabama Point East, another beach that's part of the Gulf State Park beach area, is a beautiful locale with more than 6,000 feet of wide beach, numerous sand dunes, picnic areas, boardwalks, and restrooms. And the best thing of all - FREE parking!
9. Fort Morgan Beach
Fort Morgan Beach isn't just beautiful. It's also pet friendly, so be sure to bring your pup along. Just remember, it must be on a leash at all times!
10. Bon Secour Beach
This popular beach, located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is part of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge - a safe haven for wildlife. At this beach, you'll get to discover some of Alabama's undisturbed coastal habitat, so don't be surprised if you see a sea turtle or two.
Are you planning to take a beach vacation this summer? If so, please feel free to share your plans in the comments below.