- 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.
Fairhope Municipal Pier is a great place to go and sit and relax or walk out to the end of to watch the beautiful sunsets over the Mobile Bay. Fairhope is often referred to as the jewel of the Eastern Shore and still retains much of its original small-town ambiance.
Situated on two acres, Fairhope Dog Park provides an off-leash canine recreation area with a separate field for small dogs. The park features dog waste bags with collection stations, drinking water, shaded areas and benches.
Maintained by the City of Fairhope, the Fairhope Recreation Center features a fitness room, two gyms, a walking track, and rooms for various fitness classes. The facility also has a nursery for child care while parents exercise.
Located on a barrier island of the Gulf of Mexico just outside Gulf Breeze, Florida, Buccaneer State Park is in close proximity to Pensacola Beach as well as the city itself. Neighboring parks include Fort Pickens Campground and Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve.
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Visitors can view more than 150 restored aircraft representing the Marine Corps, Coast Guard Aviation, and Navy at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. The museum features indoor and outdoor exhibits across its 37 acre grounds.
Fort Pickens is a defensive structure on an island that was built between 1829 and 1834. The fort is one of four that was built in the surrounding areas and was used to defend the local community during the Civil War.