The 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival
October 11-14, 2018
Join us on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores for the Annual National Shrimp Festival! This family-friendly event is one of the area's biggest attractions drawing in 300,000 visitors annually. Artists from around the country will showcase their extraordinary artwork and crafts with the Gulf of Mexico serving as a beautiful backdrop. Naturally, shrimp will be the main food feature in addition to other delightful fare enticing those walking along the beach boardwalk. This year's festival will feature over 100 hours of live music entertainment with a great lineup of bands including headliners: Joe Diffie, Velcro Pygmies, The Tip-Tops, and Bag of Donuts. The Shrimp Fest grows larger every year with many exciting activities and competitions taking place throughout the weekend such as the 5K & 10K Run, Kiva Dune's Golf Tournament for Education, Sand Sculpture Contest, and Restaurant Challenge. The festival is free to the public and guaranteed to be a wonderful time whether you're searching for that perfect art piece or enjoying a famous crawfish pistol.
The Shrimp Festival is held at Gulf Shores main public beach (a.k.a. Gulf Place) at the Hwy 59 & Beach Blvd intersection. Planning to attend all four days? We have provided a list of the top 10 closest gulf front condos for those who want to easily walk back and forth to the festival but also relax on the beach or lounge by pool. These condos are ideally located within a mile or less from the Shrimp Festival as well as popular venues like The Hangout and Pink Pony Pub. Rentals at these condominiums are reserved quickly and with less than 50 days left, you better book yours soon!
East Beach Condos Closest to Shrimp Fest
Phoenix All Suites is the closest development to The Shrimp Festival. This "condotel" offers 1 bedroom units with most featuring hallway bunks for extra sleeping space. These condos can be rented two or more nights and offer some of the best overhead views of Gulf Place events.
Regatta is a low-density complex offering two- and three-bedroom condos. Units in building A & B provide gulf views while building C units have partially obstructed views and rent for much less. Amenities at Regatta include a central outdoor pool, BBQ area, and covered parking.
Castaways is a great beachfront complex comprised of 3-bedroom/2-bath and 2-bedroom/2-bath units. Guests can enjoy nice amenities such as the partially-shaded outdoor pool, covered picnic area, fitness room, and onsite parking. Easily walk to popular seafood restaurant Gulf Island Grill just a few blocks away.
San Carlos is one of the largest condominiums in Gulf Shores housing a total of 142 gulf front units. These condos are newer and are available in 3/3 or 2/2 layouts ranging from 1,200 to 1,700 square feet. Interiors feature modern appointments and spacious kitchens. San Carlos has a well-rounded amenity package that includes a zero-entry swimming pool, gulf front fitness center, dry sauna, BBQ area, main lobby and community room.
Seawind is another high-density complex centered between San Carlos and favorite local dining spot Sea-N-Suds. These two- and three-bedroom condos comfortably accommodate families and boast fantastic views of the coastline! Seawinds offers resort amenities including a swim-thru outdoor/indoor heated pool, kid's splash pad, large sundeck, hot tub, state-of-the-art fitness center, and sauna.
West Beach Condos Closest to Shrimp Fest
Island Winds East & West are the closest condominiums west of Gulf Shores Public Beach. Units are available in one-, two-, or three-bedroom layouts offer either direct or side views of the Gulf. Island Wind amenities include a beachside swimming pool, covered picnic area,and BBQ grills.
Southern Sands is a three-story low-density complex housing just 18 units. Island Outfitters is conveniently across the street should you need to pick up last minute necessities. An outdoor pool and BBQ grills are available to guests.
Tropic Isle is hard to miss with its distinctly pink stucco exterior and mint colored roof. This building consists of 40 one- or two-bedroom condos all with uninhibited views of the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Isle is a family-favorite condominium offering an outdoor grilling area perfect for evening cookouts and a swimming pool just steps from sandy-white beaches.
Ocean Reef is low-density condominium featuring 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units overlooking the gulf, pool area or north-facing views. The complex features an outdoor pool, grills & picnic area, covered parking spots, and laundry facilities.
Island Tower is the tallest condominium in Gulf Shores and its incredible 50' balconies provide the best views of the endless coastline. Corner units feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls throughout with balcony access to all three bedrooms. Island Tower amenities include infinity outdoor/indoor pools, beachfront fitness facility, sauna, grilling & picnic area, and covered parking.
Lighthouse, Colonnades, Beach Life, Phoenix Gulf Shores, Island Royale, Crystal Shores, and Crystal Tower are other great condos close to the Shrimp Festival. Visit our Gulf Shores Aerial Imagery page to better visualize the proximity of all Gulf Shores condominiums to the festival grounds. CondoInvestment.com is the #1 condo sales site for the Alabama Gulf Coast. Don't let the "sales" be misleading. Vacationers often use real estate websites to research condos because they provide more detailed descriptions. Our site, for example, offers aerial videos for many of the condos on the Alabama Gulf Coast along with amenity lists, maps, and helpful links. We use our primary website along with our Facebook condo pages (one for each condo) and our individual condo websites to direct rental traffic to our owner's landing pages - with availability and rates. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our supplemental rental network or call (251) 273-2776 for immediate assistance.