Alabama October 18, 2016
This Beautiful Gulf Coast Town Is One Of Alabama’s Best-Kept Secrets
If you’ve ever been to Alabama’s Gulf Coast, you’ll probably agree that it’s the ultimate vacation destination. From beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, to amazing restaurants and one-of-a-kind attractions, Alabama’s Gulf Coast is the perfect place to go if you’re wanting to get away from it all.
Several charming towns are located along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, including Spanish Fort—Alabama’s best-kept secret. Read below to see what makes this coastal town such a great destination.
Spanish Fort, located in Baldwin County, is situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Spanish Fort, best known as "A City of Spirit" and the "Gateway to the Mobile-Tensaw Delta," was incorporated in 1993 and has a resident population of nearly 7,000.
Sure, it's easy to miss a thing or two while exploring Spanish Fort. However, it's highly unlikely you'll visit this town without noticing the beautiful Spanish moss hanging from the oak trees on the shore of Mobile Bay.
If you're outdoorsy, you'll appreciate the fact that Spanish Fort has access to two incredible state parks: Historic Blakeley State Park (pictured) and Meaher State Park. Historic Blakeley State Park consists of 3,800 acres and offers an array of recreational activities, including hiking, camping and horseback riding. Address: 34745 State Hwy 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Located within the wetlands of Mobile Bay is Meaher State Park, which consists of 1,327 acres. Two popular recreational activities offered here include camping and fishing. Address: 5200 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
At the point where the Tensaw, Mobile, Spanish, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay, you'll stumble upon the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center - a special facility that focuses on three main things: outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship. Address: 30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Spanish Fort's top attraction is WildNative Delta Safaris, aka Delta Safaris. Based at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Delta Safaris operates within the Mobile-Tensaw Delta area and offers boat tours, kayak tours and more. If you sign up for this incredible adventure, you'll possibly see many types of wildlife and have the opportunity to travel down the Bartram Canoe Trail, which is more than 200 miles long. Address: 30841 Five Rivers Blvd,
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Felix's Fish Camp is one of the best restaurants in Spanish Fort. This rustic hideaway serves up the most delicious seafood in town. If you've never eaten here, you simply must. Address: 1530 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
If you enjoy shopping, you'll love Spanish Fort's top shopping destination - Eastern Shore Centre. This 540,000 square foot lifestyle shopping center offers a variety of stores and many dining options. One of its main features is the dancing water fountain in the community courtyard. Kids absolutely LOVE this fountain! Address: 30500 AL-181 #451, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Spanish Fort knows exactly what it means to get into the holiday spirit. Each year, the town hosts its "Spirit of Christmas Parade" on the first Saturday morning in December.This year's event will begin at Eastern Shore Centre on December 3rd at 9:00am. Address: 30500 AL-181 #451, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
There's no better way to end the day in Spanish Fort than by watching one of their breathtaking sunsets over Mobile Bay. They're among the best you'll ever experience.
Spanish Fort truly is one of Alabama’s greatest treasures! For another great town on Alabama’s Gulf Coast that’s worthy of a visit, check out our previous post:
This Idyllic Alabama Island Retreat Is Perfect For Your Next Getaway.
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