Best Picnic Beaches In Gulf Shores

best picnic beaches in gulf shores

There's no better way to spend a summer afternoon than to have a beach picnic that's picture-perfect. Pack an umbrella, food that's easy to eat and doesn't require a lot of attention, a convenient and portable little table that sticks in the sand,  and a giant blanket to set your space. The ambiance is already set with our sugar-white beaches and warm turquoise waters as the backdrop.  Just add cool libations,  beachy pillows for comfort, and a willingness to sit back and take it all in. Where's the perfect spot? We can think of several and these are some of our favorites.

Fort Morgan Historic Site

Wade Ward Nature Park

This charming 12-acre park in a lush coastal setting features a variety of native wildlife and wetlands. It's also one of the Alabama Coastalbirding Trail sites making it a great place to look out for migrating and local birds.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

This 7.157-acre National Wildlife Refuge is located in five separate units in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Enjoy constantly changing beach dunes and rolling pine and oak woodlands. It protects and preserves these habitats and its wildlife, serves as a living laboratory for students and scientists and it's great for wildlife-oriented recreation.

Fort Morgan Historic Site

Beaches, nature trails, boat and kayak launches. These are a few of our favorite things and they'll all here. This is also a dog-friendly site from the Fort Morgan Pier all the way to the Old Fisherman's Wharf. Just keep yours on a leash at all times and note that the Federal Wildlife area beyond the Old Fisherman's Wharf does not allow dogs.

The cleanup process is just as important as the right location for your picnic. Use resealable bags or reusable containers for leftovers, and separate bags for trash, recyclables, and compost items. Please leave only footprints when the food and fun are done.

Now, the only thing left to do is to choose just the right vacation rental where you'll prepare and stage your beach picnics. Reserve yours right on our website or talk with our beach happy Vacation Planners. It's going to be so much fun to relax on the beach, so come as often as you'd like!