7 Beautiful Alabama Beaches to Visit on Vacation

If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely been let in on one of the South’s best-kept secrets – Alabama beaches are incredible. There is a reason the Gulf Coast of Alabama is known as the Redneck Riviera!

It is true. The Alabama coast and barrier islands are home to some of the most beautiful sugar-white sand beaches in the US. We are sharing 7 Alabama beaches to plan your next beach getaway!

7 Incredible Alabama Beaches to Visit + Where They Are Located

Overall Vibe: Miles of beach, plenty of space for people to spread out. Sand: White, sugar-sand, soft on the feet. Water: The water is clear, the beach is tucked back into a cove, and there is a sandbar, so the water is calm. The water is excellent for swimming.

Dauphin Beach

2. West End Beach

Sand: Bright white sugar-sand, soft on the feet. Water: The water is clear blue; there can be more waves depending on how the wind is blowing. Parking: Pay to park – large parking area.

Self-Guided Tours

West End Beach Overall Vibe:   Miles and miles of beach. There is no development past the parking area. Some locals said alligators have even been spotted further west down the island because it is so rural. 

3. East End Beach

Overall Vibe: Miles of beach. The dunes are protected in this area for nesting sea turtles and shorebirds. In addition, the beach is within walking distance of the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Dauphin Island Campground.

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