September sunsets, when the sun’s rays seem to stretch across The Gulf of Mexico, long and slow across the water, can be some of the most spectacular all year. To see a late summer sunset on the Alabama Gulf Coast is truly a treat! At Sunset Properties, we get asked all the time: where’s a good place to watch the sun go down? While the public beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are always great places to watch an Alabama day end, we have a few more suggestions of places to check out if you’re hoping to see an amazing September Sunset.
Do you like seafood gumbo? How about a cold beer? Do you like eating outside watching The Gulf waves ebb and flow? Put the beer beside the gumbo and add the fabulous Gulf view and you have a perfect evening at Sea-N-Suds! For 43 years Sea-N-Suds has been a Gulf Shores favorite. We think it should be a state landmark! If you’ve never eaten at Sea-N-Suds, you’re so missing out. If you’ve never have tried their gumbo, you need to put that on your list of must-do-things! This unique restaurant is located only about five minutes from Beachview 223. If watching the September sun sink below the horizon is in your vacation plans, you really should do it from the deck at Sea-N-Suds while you lazily eat a bowl of yummy gumbo and sip a cold beer.
- Alabama Point Beach
Located just three-tenths of a mile past the Perdido Pass Bridge on the AL Highway 182 (Beach Boulevard) is Alabama Point East, a part of Gulf State Park. The sand peninsula that forms Alabama Point East is a great place to go to watch the sun go down. With plenty of parking, boardwalk access to the beach and an unmatched view of The Gulf, Alabama Point East is a great place to end a fun day at the beach. If you’re staying with us at Grand Caribbean 425, you already have a great view. However, just for fun, go ahead and check out the sunset from the beach just a few minutes away from your condo.
- Fort Morgan Beaches
We can’t say enough about the beauty of the beaches of the Fort Morgan community. For our guests who choose to vacation in Sea Turtle, USA 2, or The Dunes or The Indies, you already know the amazing views that your vacation home has. However, for sunsets, you are doubly blessed! Facing West from your favorite chari on your private beach, you have one of the best views on our island to watch the sun’s rays change colors as they shorten. Be sure to bring a flashlight, too. After the sun disappears, you’ll need your flashlight to do some great beach crab watching!
- On the waters of The Alabama Gulf Coast
Watching a sunset from on board a vessel is always a cool thing to get to do. Book a sunset cruise on the Wild Hearts and expect to see a sunset like you’ve not seen before. The reflection of the setting sun on the waters of The Alabama Gulf Coast is a vision never duplicated. If you’re staying with us in Orange Beach at Caribe B Penthouse 4 or in Gulf Shores at Grand Caribbean 215, catching a ride on Wild Hearts is so easy! It leaves out of the back bay of Orange Beach , which is just a short drive away. Each day has something a little different to see on our island and each sunset memory is uniquely perfect. Contact the good folks at Wild Hearts to make your reservation and bring along your camera! You’ll probably see some dolphins, too.
- Gulf State Park Pier
So everyone knows the pier is a great place to go fishing, but what about sunset watching? Yep! It’s perfect for that, too! Whether you’re staying nearby at Pat-Ti-O or a little farther away at Dunes 709, you’re sure to enjoy watching a late summer setting sun from the pier. The Gulf State Park Pier is open 24 hours, so even after the sun sinks for the day, you’re welcome to stay as long as you like and enjoy the evening from the pier. The sound of the waves hitting the pier pilings is so relaxing. We can’t think of a better way to end a perfect day in Gulf Shores.
Septembers on the Alabama Gulf Coast are usually pretty quiet. Most folks have traveled back home to go to school and back to work before the holidays. We think this is the perfect time to visit our island. If you haven’t made your plans to visit in September, what are you waiting for? Here is your invitation to experience Island Life in late summer! We believe the best way to enjoy a September Sunset starts by reserving your vacation home with a rental management company named for Sunsets! Contact us at Sunset Properties today!