Outdoor Gulf Shores Attractions
See The Gulf's Famous Natural Beauty
You'll find a plethora of outdoor things to do in Gulf Shores, from natural beauty to relaxing activities. A stay at Perdido Beach Resort gives you access to the undisturbed, Gulf Coast beachfront. Here are several nearby outdoor Gulf Shores attractions.
Gulf State Park | 6 Miles
20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 | (251) 948-7275
Two miles of beaches line Gulf State Park. Relax on white, sun-kissed sand against the surging surf. In addition to the quinessential tropical scenery, the state park offers several activities, including golf, tennis, camping, hiking, fishing, and zip lines. Enjoy a plethora of Gulf Shores attractions while visiting Gulf State Park.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge | 16 Miles
12295 AL-180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 | (251) 540-7720
See the undisturbed coastal barrier habitat along Alabama's coast. Bon Secour means "safe harbor" in French and describes the region's sanctuary for native flora and fauna. Here, you'll find Loggerhead, Green, and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, along with the endangered Alabama Beach Mouse. The area provides a safe haven for these creatures, as well as an opportunity for scientists and students to study them.
Beginning at the bridge over Perdido Pass, the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach Loop of the Alabama Coasting Birding Trail presents a perfect opportunity to see the stunning avian wildlife that resides along the Gulf Coast. The east section of Alabama point has several varieties of loons and waterfowl. The west section has seabirds and fishing on the rocks. Boggy Point gives you a view of Robinson Island, a roosting site for herons and egrets.The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, part of Gulf State Park, has one of the last remaining intact maritime forests along coastal Alabama. Dozens of trails throughout the coast make Alabama birding trails excellent opportunities to see the Gulf Coast's rare wildlife.