- 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.
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20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 MoreLess Info
Besides being the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier also has indoor seating and souvenir shops. It has 2448 feet available for amateur and professional fishermen.
Gulf Shores Beach is a scenic white-sand beach commonly visited during the warmer months of the year. Visitors to the beach enjoy swimming, relaxing in the sand, or viewing the marine wildlife (including dolphins) that live in the water.
Being active in 4 major wars, Fort Morgan is now known as the Fort Morgan Historic Site. Besides the museum which details the site's rich history, this is also the host of live history programs and an annual depiction of the Battle of Mobile Bay.
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12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 MoreLess Info
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is spread over 7,000 acres and acts as a home for nesting sea turtles, migratory birds, and the Alabama beach mouse. It was originally founded as a way to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem in 1980.
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail contains five different loops that can be driven together or separately to see the birds that live in the area. Those loops include the Gulf Shores to Orange Beach loop that includes stops to see wading birds.