- 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.
Weeks Bay is a government protected wildlife reserve that encompasses more than 6,000 acres of tidal and forested wetlands within the greater Mobile Bay estuarine. There is a small museum and a great board walks through the wetlands.
Boasting acres of pristine white sand and rolling dunes, Perdido Key State Park offers a relaxing setting for picnicking, sunbathing, swimming, and surf fishing. Lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of coastal wildlife such as dolphins, manta rays and more.
Sweet Home Farm is a working family dairy with a herd of pasture fed Guernsey cows. No herbicides, pesticides or growth hormones are used and there are no preservatives or colorings in the cheese. Visitors can enjoy the aroma of aged cheeses, fresh baked bread and decadent cheese fudge.
Being the largest park in Daphne, Village Point Park Preserve has a lot to offer its visitors. Besides the usual things to do in a park, in here can also be found The Village and its D'Olive Cemetery, the village being an old pioneer settlement, with a very rich history.