Gulf Coast Beaches

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Visitors and residents in the Foley area will have already noticed that the construction on the new OWA amusement park has been making some impressive progress since the start of the year. The first phase of construction on the expansive family-friendly amusement park is nearly complete and some of the most exciting attractions planned for the area are nearly complete.

When completed, OWA (owa means "big water") will take up 520 acres of prime real estate right off the Foley Beach Express. Part of the first phase of construction includes an amusement park with over 20 rides and exciting attractions for visitors of all ages. Right next to the amusement park is a shopping and dining area that was inspired by traditional Southern towns, with a distinct

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West-end of West Beach - Downtown Gulf Shores, AL

The image below shows the westernmost portion of West Beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama. From the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard, Laguna Key is the subdivision at the end of West Beach and approximately eight miles from Gulf Place, which is the public beach area in Gulf Shores. The condos in the image are listed throughout this blog and visitors can click through to view more aerial images, revenue info, recent sales info which includes both the SOLD price and the closed date, and the option to sort by most recently closed. We've created a quick search allowing users to quickly find SOLD condos in any building.

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The Perdido Key Area Around Lost Key Golf Club

Aerial image of the Lost Key area of Perdido Key FL

This photo was taken from the Holiday Harbor condos in Perdido Key with the Lost Key Golf Club in the background, along with the Gulf-front condos that comprise the downtown Perdido Key beaches.

Perdido Key, Florida is a beautiful area that sits right on the Alabama/Florida state line. Lost Key Golf Club is one of the most popular golf courses in Escambia County, boasting fantastic views of the water and surrounding area. Located in the eastern region of Perdido Key, this golf course is just a few minutes away from Johnson Beach, an undeveloped and protected portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.  Find more info for Lost Key condos

The Lost Key Golf Club was redesigned in 2006 by the

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East Beach in Downtown Gulf Shores, AL

Aerial map of downtown Gulf Shores AL on East Beach

 

The East Beach area of Gulf Shores, Alabama sits right next to Gulf State Park. Home to the Gulf Shores Hangout, this area of town is the site of the annual Hangout Music Festival, which takes place right on the beach over an entire weekend once a year. Some of the most popular condos in Gulf Shores are located in the East Beach area, including the Lighthouse and Phoenix All Suites. Gulf Place, which is right next to the Hangout, is the public beach area, which is currently being renovated and improved as part of the Gulf Shores Small Town, Big Beach Vision 2025 for Sustainability. At the far end of East Beach, where the Colonnades and Royal Palms condos are, you can see the Gulf State Pier. The Gulf

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Orange Beach's West End

Aerial map of the Western-most part of Orange Beach, AL

The above image is the Western-most section of Orange Beach, AL and the Palm Beach condominium is 3.5 miles from downtown Gulf Shores and Gulf Place.  A great Orange Beach seafood market is behind Sugar Beach in Lartigues;  they offer wonderful homemade gumbo along with fresh gulf seafood.

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Terry Cove aerial image with condos and places labeled

Terry Cove is a small area of Orange Beach that offers some of the best features in town. The waterways pour into the Gulf of Mexico here, making it a popular area for taking the boat out for the day to go fishing or just enjoy the sights. Ono Island is just east by Perdido Pass and the end of Highway 61. Perdido Pass is the most popular place on the Alabama Gulf Coast to beach your boat or hop around to one of the numerous watering holes in Orange Beach. This area is close to the Florida state line, which sits approximately two miles east (left in the image) from Perdido Key, FL. In the other direction, Gulf Shores is a short drive away at just six miles or so from this area. The central location and spectacular views make Terry Cove one of the most

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 Just down the road from The Track Family Recreation Center, about a quarter of a mile north of the beach, Waterville USA offers some of the best water attractions on the Gulf Coast! Waterville USA is both a waterpark and an amusement park spread out over 20 acres near the Gulf State Park. The park originally opened in 1986 and, since then, it has become one of the most popular destinations in all of Baldwin County, Alabama.

The waterpark portion of Waterville USA features over seventeen water attractions, including pools, a lazy river, waterslides, and a wave pool, just to name a few. The Dune Racer, one of the most popular waterslides, features several different tubes so the whole family can race down these 55-foot tall slides. Little kids

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Aerial view of the Alabama Gulf Coast near the Florida state line at Ono IslandThe Gulf Coast is known for its famously sunny, warm weathers that keeps visitors coming here all year long. In particular, this area is very popular with snowbirds looking for the perfect place for secondary winter home or just a long vacation on the beach over Christmas. The coldest month of the year around here is in January, with an average low of 43F and an average high of 61F. The closest you'll get to snow down here are those fluffy white-sand beaches everyone talks about.

Coastal Alabama, like most of the southeastern United States, does get the occasional hurricane and, if not hurricanes, thunderstorms in the summer months. In fact, 66% of the precipitation in the Gulf Shores area occurs during thunderstorms. The rainiest months are July and

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Looking for your next family-friendly activity in Gulf Shores, Alabama? The Track Family Recreation Center offers attractions and activities that parents and children alike will enjoy. The Track is located north of Portage Creek, about ten minutes away from The Wharf in Orange Beach. Just off of Gulf Shores Parkway, The Track is about 25 minutes away from Fairhope Bay and just up the road from Gulf Place in downtown Gulf Shores. The Track Family Recreation Center also has locations in Destin, Florida and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Perhaps The Track is best known for Wild Woody, a three-story go-kart track where visitors can choose between single-rider or double-rider go-karts and race friends or family all over the track. In addition to Wild

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Growth along the Alabama & Florida Gulf CoastAs we have recently seen, Gulf Shores, Alabama is becoming a more and more popular choice for potential home buyers, vacationers, and investors. As the word gets out, there has been a gradual increase in the number of tourists, who come here for both the beautiful white-sand beaches and to stay in some of the Gulf Coast's most popular rental condos. This increase in tourism and the popularity of staying in a rental condo versus a hotel makes Gulf Shores particularly appealing to potential investors.

People flock to the Gulf Coast for spring break, summer break, or just to enjoy the sunshine after a long winter. October is typically one of the last months of the year that sees a large influx of tourists to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In October

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