Alabama Place / Shell Seashore
There was a time when I considered that Perdido Go divided Alabama Stage on the west aspect and Florida Position on the east, but that would be far too easy. So I searched Alabama Issue on Google Maps, and it appeared on the west side of the move, just north of the bridge, which matches the geography nicely ample, but not any of the beach front descriptions. Rather, I’ll defer to the park sign found on the japanese aspect of the bridge/pass that evidently claims – ‘Alabama Issue.’
This ‘Alabama Point’ matches the well-known descriptions of a 6000-foot broad white sandy seaside with boardwalks that qualified prospects by means of the dunes to the ocean. I examine quite a few stories of totally free parking, but the pay out stations in the ton say normally. I even read through one posting indicating they “loved the surfing,” but I’m getting that with a grain of salt. My go-to resource, Magicseaweed, claims, “Alabama seashore breaks are abominably fickle” but adds that it is “one of the best options on the Alabama mainland” – even though Orange Seaside is technically on an island. They also place Alabama Issue on the west facet of the move, so there is that.
The identify recreation does not get any better for the jetties, which are key fishing places. The jetties major into Perdido Go are key fishing spots. Whilst some do snorkel listed here, we really do not recommend it due to the tides and anglers. Alabama Point is on the west facet of the pass and Florida issue is on the east.
So let us just say Alabama Level, aka Florida Place, aka Level East, is on the east side of the go with the corresponding park indication. This seashore has a reasonably sized compensated parking large amount and the aforementioned 6000′ white sandy seaside. It also has restrooms, showers, and normal food items vehicles, which includes the tremendous sweet Frost Bites that operates out of an Airstream. You are going to also be close to high-quality dining at Cobalt, which has a kicking content hour from 3-5, which you can capture if you time your seashore visit suitable.
Oh, what about Shell Seashore? It’s a modest, paid out ton, 900′ earlier the entrance to Alabama Position, with no features. It is near plenty of to be overflow parking for Alabama Place if you need it. It is where by you’ll discover Alabama Stage Reef, a person of Gulf Shores’ synthetic snorkeling and diving reefs. It is found a few hundred ft offshore and marked on the beach front by two poles with crimson lights.