- The list below includes 69 free or cheap things to do in or near Gulf Shores, Alabama, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Mini Golf, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Recreation Centers and Visitor Centers.
- From Gulf State Park to Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gulf Shores and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fairhope, Orange Beach, Foley and Pensacola.
Visitors can take a trip off the Gulf Coast on a 10' motorboat with an experienced guide with Little Lagoon Guide Service. For inshore trips, visitors have the opportunity to catch shark, trout, redfish, and more.
90% 172 votes
12295 State Highway 180, Bon Secour, AL 36542 MoreLess Info
Bon Secour (meaning 'safe harbor,' ) National Wildlife Refuge is a 7,000 acre nature preserve with a number of endangered species, such as the Alabama beach mouse, more than 370 species of bird, including ospreys and herons, nesting sea turtles and mammals such as red fox, coyotes, and armadillos.
100% 16 votes
26448 Cotton Bayou Drive, Orange Beach, AL 36561 MoreLess Info
Family owned and operated, Paddled By You Kayak Rentals features multiple locations along the Alabama Gulf Coast. The company offers an array of standard and fishing kayaks for rent, as well as stand up paddle boards.
At the Coastal Arts Center, sometimes known as the Orange Beach Arts Center, visitors can view hot glass demonstrations, make their own fused glass projects, view pottery demonstrations, and make their own clay items. Visitors can also buy items in the gift shop.
99% 67 votes
26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561 MoreLess Info
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is an art gallery with more than 100 regional artists and a hot glass studio, clay studio and gift shop. Classes are offered daily for both adults and children.
Specialized in deep see fishing, Distraction Charters are suited for the entire family. There are plenty of packages from which the client can choose, including in here the Children and Kids fishing, the Catch, Photo and Release Fishing, and Deep Sea Fishing.
71% 14 votes
20733 Miflin Road, Foley, AL 36535 MoreLess Info
Specializing in locally grown and caught produce and seafood, the Coastal Alabama Farmers & Fishermans Market also features meats, baked goods, cheeses, honey, and even jewelry and decorative art and craft items.