5 Reasons to Visit Alabama's Gulf Coast in the Spring

A sandy beach in Gulf Shores
Kat Shaver

Looking for a getaway to enjoy Spring weather? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer stunning white sand beaches, family-friendly attractions, and more without the crowds and heat of the summer season. Enjoy relaxing days on the sandy shores, find family fun at local attractions, and attend Spring events like art festivals and volleyball competitions! 

1. Lovely Gulf Coast Spring Weather  

Enjoy the pleasant temperatures of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores’ spring after a long and cold winter! With warm, sunny weather and a low amount of rainfall, Spring is the ideal time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of  Alabama's gulf coast!

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Spring Temperatures High/Low 
  • March: 71°/ 51°F 
  • April:  76°/ 57°F 
  • May:  83°/ 64°F 

2. Stunning Beaches 

Enjoy the stunning coast along the Gulf of Mexico when you visit Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL! There are plenty of sandy shores to explore or you can enjoy relaxation right outside your door when you book a beachfront vacation rental!  

For a day of fun outdoors, head to Gulf State Park which features hiking trails, biking, and swimming in the Gulf and Lake Shelby! Orange Beach’s waterfront park promises family fun with a stunning shore, a fishing pier, and beach park amenities like pavilions and picnic areas.  

At Perdido Key State Park, walk along the boardwalk over rolling sand dunes to beautiful white sand beaches! Fishers can cast a line into the surf while families can pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with stunning Gulf views. 

3. Family-Friendly Gulf Shores Area Attractions 

When you aren’t lounging on the beach, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions to experience! Have a wild time at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, cool off with a ride down a waterslide at Waterville USA, or tee up at Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf.  

The area is also home to a few historic sites like Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, and the Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum. Climb aboard the USS Alabama which has been converted into a Battleship Memorial Park or explore the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum. 

4. Gulf Shore & Orange Beach Spring Events 

Visiting during the spring may also bring with it the opportunity to attend some of Gulf Shore’s events! Explore the area’s art scene with a day spent exploring the Orange Beach Art Festival or the Annual Outdoor Art Show.  

Cheer on your favorite team during the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship where 8 teams will go head-to-head on the stunning white sand beaches! Or, you can get a taste of deep-sea fishing excitement during the Orange Beach Billfish Classic. 

5. Privacy and Comfort in a Gulf Coast Vacation Rental 

Plan your escape to enjoy Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in the spring! With beachfront rentals, house rentals, or condos with stunning views, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy a spring escape with Signature Properties.  

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