Little Lagoon Condos - Gulf Shores AL

Posted by Rachel Kelly on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 10:07pm.

Little Lagoon Gulf Shores

Sugar white sands and rolling surf come to mind when you think of Gulf Shores, AL. The town’s iconic beaches are a popular destination for vacationers but another attraction seemingly less talked about is Little Lagoon. Sitting just opposite of the Gulf of Mexico, this brackish lake spans 10 miles long and 1/2 mile wide running parallel between the Gulf and Bon Secour Bay. Little Lagoon is a great place for many outdoor recreational activities including boating, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife sight-seeing.

In West Beach, numerous developments sit along Little Lagoon ranging from low-density condominiums to luxurious high-rises. A majority of these complexes were built in the 1980s and consist of two- or three-story wooden-framed buildings. These condominiums include Sea Oats, The Landing, The Cove, and Lagoon Run. Sea Oats is a family-friendly condo development offering the best of both worlds with boating facilities on the lagoon side and deeded beach access just a short walk away. Condos on Little Lagoon make fantastic rentals and are popular among vacationing families who prefer not to pay premium prices for condos directly on the beach. The city of Gulf Shores offers several public beaches located on 5th, 6th and 13th Streets for condos that do not have deeded beach access.

Compass Point and Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club  are mid-rise condominiums with concrete exteriors and offer a wider range of resort amenities including multiple pools, community rooms, and onsite management. Built after 2000, luxury condo developments like Lagoon Tower, Bel Sole, and Mustique are high-rises featuring upscale residences and modern amenities. High floor units boast beautiful panoramic views of the city overlooking both Little Lagoon and the Gulf of Mexico.

As you travel further west on Beach Blvd you’ll notice the condominiums start to diminish and beach front and lagoon front homes take over much of the area. Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge lies on the western end of the Lagoon covering acres of sand dunes, marshland, and scrub forests. The refuge provides a vital habitat for local wildlife and serves as an important stopover for birds migrating along the Mississippi Flyway. Several hiking trails are found throughout the refuge including Jeff Friend Trail, Centennial Trail, and Gator Lake Trail.

Little Lagoon provides excellent fishing opportunities whether it's off a dock or a secret fishing hole only reachable by boat. Boaters can use the public launch at Lagoon Park, locally known as Mo's Landing, off Fort Morgan Road to access Little Lagoon. A very popular fishing spot is Lagoon Pass, a shallow channel under Lee Callaway Bridge where saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico flushes in and out of the lagoon. A variety of fish species can be caught here such as redfish, flounder, and speckled trout. The lagoon is also idyllic for kayaking or paddle boarding allowing for great opportunities to observe wildlife such as blue herons, red foxes, and white-tailed deer.

Peaceful surroundings and natural beauty of Little Lagoon make for a relaxing getaway on the Gulf Coast. Whether you enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, or watching colorful sunsets over the water. If you are interested in learning more about real estate along Little Lagoon or in the Gulf Shores area, please send us inquiry at We help buyers research properties by contributing valuable information such as recently sold listings including selling price and closed dates. Contact us now to find your dream home on the Alabama Gulf Coast!



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