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Welcome to Gulf Shores, Alabama

For generations, vacationers seeking an escape from the grind of everyday life have come to relax on the sugary white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores. Our costal city is located at the southernmost tip of the state of Alabama and blessed with some of America’s most idyllic coastline, overlooking the wide expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.

While the beach is Gulf Shores’ main attraction, it’s far from the only one. Everyone from retirees to spring breakers find countless fun and exciting things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama, including first-rate seafood dining, a world-class zoo and some of the best golfing in the state.

Our Hotel’s Location

Best Western on the Beach is the only true hotel on the beach in Gulf Shores. Our beachfront property offers incredible views and direct access to one of the city’s most spectacular stretches of coastline. It’s less than a mile walk to the Gulf State Park Pier, the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico. Within easy walking distance of our front door, you’ll find dozens of restaurants, boutiques and attractions.

Local Attractions


Nearby Dining:


  • 0.10 mile(s) from beach
  • 0.10 mile(s) from deep sea fishing
  • 1.00 mile(s) from zip lining
  • 1.00 mile(s) from state fishing pier
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Gulf State Park
  • 1.00 mile(s) from golf
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Lake Shelby

Nearby Cities:

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Foley
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Pensacola
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Mobile


  • 40.00 mile(s) from Pensacola Airport
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Mobile Airport

Gulf Shores Points of Interest