Oh Wow!  OWA!  

3 Things You Must Do At Owa

Owa is The Alabama Gulf Coast’s newest entertainment, dining and shopping venue.  OWA, which is a Muscogee Creek term for “water”, offers something for the whole family.  Located between AL Hwy 59 and The Foley Beach Express at 1501 South OWA Boulevard in Foley, Alabama, Owa should definitely be part of your next beach adventure!   While there is way more stuff than you can do in one day, here are 3 things we recommend you not miss while in our area:

1. Ride a coaster or a frog

Owa is proud to offer 21 amusement park rides.  For the thrill seekers among us, Owa is sure to please!  Whether you prefer rides that spin like the Wave Runner or have G-force thrusts like the Air Racer or swing high over the park like the Freedom Flyer, you’re sure to have a blast experiencing them all.  Oh, and don’t miss the roller coaster.  Rollin’ Thunder, a super fast thrill coaster, has drops, loops, hairpin turns and speed sure to get your adrenaline going!  You’ll be telling your friends about that ride for years to come!  

Owa also has several family friendly amusement park rides.  The Flying Carousel, Sky Balloons and Tea Time spinning teacup rides are just a few.

And what would an amusement park be without kid specific rides?  Don’t let the kiddos miss the Zip Zap Race, the Gully Washer or the Leap Frog ride.  After all, who wouldn’t want to ride an actual leaping frog?

For specific guidelines like height requirements for these must-do attractions, visit OWA amusement park guidelines.

2. Eat something good

If you’re looking for a quick snack between rides, check out one of Owa’s many food carts.  Yummy hot dogs, tacos, shaved ice and ice cream are just some of the choices available at the food carts.

Not quite what you were craving?  Then check out Shady Arbor or the Veranda.  For mouth-watering pulled pork, fresh delicious salads and perfectly prepared beef brisket, visit the Veranda.  Nachos, popcorn shrimp and gator bites are also available.  Shady Arbor’s menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza and chicken.  And, of course, there is ice cream!

For a whole different dining experience, visit the Groovy Goat or Wahlburgers located right outside the park.  The Groovy Goat offers a vast menu including breakfast all day, specialty burgers, steaks and salads.  They offer a wide variety of beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.  And TVs.  There are TVs all around so you can watch your favorite sporting event while you dine!

And Wahlburgers is at Owa, too.  We all love Wahlburgers!  Known for hamburgers as famous as the Wahlberg Family, Wahlburgers is sure to be a hit with your whole family!  From mac and cheese, to specialty burgers to chili, there is something on the menu for everyone.  Wahlburgers also has drink menu that is unmatched!  Featuring Coke products, coffee and tea, locally brewed beers, and adult frappes, the drink menu has something for everyone.  Wahlburgers also has a tee-shirt shop right on site, so don’t forget to grab yourself a cool tee before heading out.

3. Visit the arcade

If your idea of a great day is not riding thrill rides, but playing arcade versions instead, you’re in luck!  One of the newest additions to the Owa property is an amazing arcade located right outside the park gate.  Showcasing 50 different arcade games, a variety of interactive video games and a redemption center, the arcade at Owa just opened in December 2017.

 

Owa is still growing.  This is just a short list of things we love and believe you will, too.  As more restaurants and attractions are added, we will be sure to highlight them in our blogs.

 

While you’re making your plans to visit OWA, don’t forget about our sugar white Alabama Gulf Coast Beaches and Mobile Bay just a short 20 minute drive away.  Sunset Properties has Gulf front beach houses, condos with and without boat parking, and fabulous penthouse rentals available for vacationers.

 

Make your plans to visit OWA, but be sure to stay with us!

www.sunsetproperties.com   or call 251.543.1370

2018 New Year’s Resolutions you can keep!

Have you made your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions yet?  Lose ten pounds.  Join a gym.  Save more money.  Learn a new trade or skill.  Read more.  Ugh.  Those sound more like punishments than resolutions!

How about this instead:

With the new year rapidly approaching and everyone making New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 that seem nearly impossible to keep, we, at Sunset Properties, suggest making resolutions that are fun, memorable and attainable.  

In short, make resolutions you can keep!

 

Resolve to:

 

  1. Take a nap on the beach

Stretch out on a comfy beach lounge chair under a big colorful umbrella and let the sounds of The Gulf of Mexico lull you to sleep.  

 

  1.  Wear flip flops all day

Spend a whole day shopping in shoes that pop when you walk.  SanRoc Cay in Orange Beach and Pelican Place in Gulf Shores offer superior retail therapy options.  Flip flops welcome!

 

  1.  Leave your phone and tablet turned off

Let the only calls you hear be the ones seagulls make to each other.

 

  1.  Walk a nature trail

Take a leisurely stroll along one of Gulf State Park’s fabulous nature trails and just unwind within your surroundings.  

 

  1.  Cast a line from a pier

Watch a bobber dance in the waves from Alabama’s 1540 foot long Gulf State Park Pier.  Fishing licenses are available online and day permits are available right from the pier office.

 

  1.  Visit a Fort

Listen for the sounds of soldiers’ conversations from centuries ago you tour historic Fort Morgan.  Built in 1812, Fort Morgan is surrounded with some of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in Alabama.

 

  1.  Ride a ferris wheel

Enjoy an amazing view from atop the ferris wheel at The Wharf.  Check out the concert schedule for the Amphitheatre at The Wharf, as well.  One of your faves may be playing soon!

 

  1.  Eat oysters

Add some Tabasco, salt, and lemon to top off your raw or fried oysters at Doc’s Seafood Shack in Orange Beach or Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores.

 

  1.  Take a dolphin cruise

Book a day or evening trip out on the water and watch dolphins play.  Sunset Properties has a program called Xplorie, where when you stay with us you receive one free ticket everyday during your stay to some of the local attractions, one of them being Cetacean Cruises.

  1. Volunteer

Participate in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup in September or The Annual National Shrimp Festival in October and make new friends who love the beach just as much as you do.

 

Don’t these sound so much better than the traditional resolutions we’re supposed to make?  We think so, too!  

We, at Sunset Properties,  want to welcome you to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 2018 where resolutions are enjoyable, memorable and even relaxing.  Happy New Year and we’ll see you soon!

Top 5 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Top 5 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Any day at the beach is a good day, but New Year’s Eve is a great day to be on the Alabama Gulf Coast!  There are so many fun things to do as you say “so long” to 2017 and “hello!” to 2018.  The hard part won’t be finding a place to go to take your family or meet some friends.  The tough part will be deciding which place to choose!   As you plan your annual countdown to midnight, consider these five options:

#5  Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s

The fun starts at 10 AM at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores.  For those of you who are not looking for a late New Year’s Eve Celebration, but an early one, this is for you!   Grab your camera, throw on your shades and flip flops, and bring the kiddos to Lulu’s early on December 31.  They will be getting ready for their massive Beach Ball Drop at noon.  Expect kid friendly events and lots of entertainment for the whole family.  Oh, and about the flip flops, you might want to bring along some warm shoes, too, just in case!

#4 Moon Pie Drop in Mobile

Yep!  You read that right!  There is a giant 600 pound Moon Pie that shines over downtown Mobile on New Year’s Eve and it drops at exactly midnight!  If you’ve experienced an Alabama Mardi Gras, you know the significance of the Moon Pie in Mobile.   However, if you’ve never seen the giant pie in the sky, you’re in for a treat that can only be rivaled by catching the real thing during carnival season.  This is the 10th year for this fun event where you can expect to see fireworks, hear live music and get some great local food and drinks as you look forward to all that 2018 has to offer.  This event is fun for families, friends and couples, alike.

#3 Marlin Drop at The Wharf

If seeing a Moon Pie lowering over the Port City isn’t your idea of an amazing way to  ring in the New Year, how about seeing a giant Marlin lower at The Wharf?  The Wharf in Orange Beach is known for its fabulous lights, amazing ferris wheel, superior retail shops,  and superb resturaunts all year long.  Seeing it all aglow with holiday lights while listening to the sounds of live music is a celebration no one should miss!  Plan on attending kid friendly activities early in the evening and adult-centered fun as midnight draws near. Get ready to raise your glass and welcome 2018 as you watch The Wharf’s own Giant Marlin lower as the clock ticks down.

#2 The Flora-Bama

How about spending New Year’s Eve at the best bar on any state line?  The World Famous Flora Bama Lounge located on the AL/FL state line will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve bash.   With live music on three stages, a buffet from 7-midnight and party favors, this is sure to be one for the record books!  The Flora-Bama New Year’s Eve Bash is a ticketed event and it will most certainly sell out, so if you’re planning to attend this celebration, buy your tickets early! Sunset Properties rents two Penthouse Condos at the Caribe, which is only a half mile away from the Flora-Bama! 

#1 The Hangout in Gulf Shores

We round out our countdown of the top 5 things to do for New Year’s Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast with one of Gulf Shores’ own original beach destinations:   The Hangout.  Located at the intersection of Highways 59 and 181 in the heart of Gulf Shores, The Hangout will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration for both families and adults.   Bring the wole family and come early for movies, face painting and a balloon drop.   Or wait a little later for the 21 and up celebration to enjoy a delicious buffet, complimentary midnight toast and balloon drop with great prizes.

If you have a little too much fun and decide you don’t need to drive yourself back to your condo or beach house, remember to call one of our taxi services to take you home.  Before your head out, check out www.gulfshores.com and search Taxi for a list of our fine transportation service companies.  We want to have a great time celebrating, but we also want you to arrive safely back at your vacation home when the party’s over. We also rent a studio condo directly across the street from the restaurant and one just a couple of blocks down! 

Wherever you choose to spend the last day of 2017, as long as you’re on the Alabama Gulf Coast,  we’re sure you’re in for a day and night filled with great food, music, laughter and lots of happy beachgoers.  Happy New Year from all of us locals on the Alabama Gulf Coast!  We hope your 2018 is filled with sunny days, perfect waves and a little sugar white sand between your toes!

What Stores Will You Find at the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama?

Shopping and vacation go hand in hand like Gulf Shores and seafood! And, some of the best shopping can be found at the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama! There, you’ll find a variety of shops, boutiques, and stores designed to give you the ideal shopping experience on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. So, when you’re on vacation, you’ll definitely want to plan a trip to the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama! Here are some of the stores you’ll find there!

Looking for fun ways to enjoy Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Luckily for you, there are plenty of them! You’ll find them in our free Vacation Guide download along with the best restaurants and shopping to suit your vacation needs. At Sunset Properties, we want you to have the very best vacation possible. So, download it today!

Stores at the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama

Accessories and Jewelry

Claire’s | 116 | (251) 943-4244

Coach | 220 | (251) 943-1772

Fossil | 182 | (251) 317-3070

Francesca’s | 474 | (251) 971-1198

H&M | 200 | (855) 466-7467

Kate Spade New York | 104 | (251) 943-1736

Kay Jewelers Outlet | 102 | (251) 943-3477

Michael Kors | 100 | (251) 943-8010

Sunglass Hut | 130 | (251) 943-5899

Vera Bradley | 106 | (251) 943-3163

Zales The Diamond Store Outlet | 112 | (251) 970-1171

Apparel

Adidas | 254 | (251) 971-1018

Aeropostale | 422 | (251) 971-2834

Ann Taylor Factory Store | 494 | (251) 970-5613

Banana Republic Factory | 472 | (251) 971-1975

Bass Factory Outlet | 124 | (251) 943-2792

Brooks Brothers Factory Store | 480 | (251) 943-2829

Dressbarn | 410 | (251) 943-5281

Eddie Bauer Outlet | 260 | (251) 943-5110

Express Factory Outlet | 454 | (251) 968-0050

Francesca’s | 474 | (251) 971-1198

Gap Outlet | 140 | (251) 943-9691

Footwear

Adidas | 254 | (251) 971-1018

Clarks Outlet | 412 | (251) 943-3702

Famous Footwear Outlet | 228 | (251) 943-2022

Johnston & Murphy | 232 | (251) 943-3699

Journeys | 180 | (251) 971-6347

Nike Factory Store | 300 | (251) 970-2900

Rack Room Shoes | 108 | (251) 971-2525

Reebok | 334 | (251) 943-7802

SAS Shoes | 244 | (251) 943-7557

Shoe Carnival | 328 | (251) 970-2922

Skechers | 488 | (251) 943-9101

Under Armour | 404 | (251) 943-9357

Housewares and Home Furnishings

Corningware Corelle & More | 432 | (251) 943-7997

Kitchen Collection | 168 | (251) 943-3252

Le Creuset | 170 | (251) 943-7600

T.J.Maxx | 150 | (251) 943-6684

Westpoint Home | 308 | (251) 929-9017

Specialty Stores

Bath & Body Works | 218 | (251) 943-2666

Harry & David | 256 | (251) 943-1907

Perfumania | 240 | (251) 943-4331

Toys”R”Us Outlet | 310 | (251) 677-6112

Yankee Candle | 440 | (251) 952-0002

Incredible Candies & Gifts | 114 | (251) 952-2639

Plan Your Vacation Shopping Trip On Alabama’s Gulf Coast

These stores are just the beginning of what you’ll find at the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama! There are many more from where these came. You could spend all day out with the girls shopping to your heart’s delight! Find the perfect souvenir or the perfect pair of shoes. You’ll love the selection and more you’ll find at the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama. So, when you plan your vacation shopping trip, be just minutes away from the best shopping! Stay in a beautiful beach house or condo from Sunset Properties. Our spacious rentals are the perfect way to stay along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. So, browse our availability and contact us to book your vacation today!

 

The Top 10 Reasons to Plan Your Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores

thanksgiving in gulf shores
When it’s chilly up north and you’re looking for somewhere warmer to celebrate the holidays, Gulf Shores has to be at the top of your list. In fact, when you plan your Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores, you’ll find that the holiday itself is easier and more relaxing for everyone involved. Take advantage of our beautiful beaches, enjoy our delicious seafood, and escape the holiday stress here in Gulf Shores. When you plan your Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores, you’ll be in for a real treat. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Gulf Shores this Thanksgiving!

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is beautiful any time of year! So, plan your getaway here with our free Vacation Guide! You’ll find some of the best things to do in Gulf Shores right here in our guide. That’s because, here at Sunset Properties, we want you to have the very best visit! You’re going to love it here!

10 Great Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores

  1.  Great memories are guaranteed any time of year at the beach! Beautiful weather and beautiful beaches combine for a truly memorable holiday.
  2.  Cooking or not, when all is done you’ll still be right by the beach! Warm days, beautiful sunsets, sandy toes, and salty air are the good things for which to give thanks.
  3. There’s plenty of space for the whole family! There are houses available if you want to stay together or everyone can have their own condo and go their separate ways at the end of the day.
  4.  No cleaning prior to company coming and no big cleaning after they leave. Do your dishes, take the trash out, and put the dirty linens by the washer. That’s it!     
  5.  Black Friday shopping at the Tanger Outlets is only 40 minutes away! You’ll find great deals on Christmas shopping after you’ve had your fill of turkey.
  6.  Swimming on Thanksgiving Day will be some of your favorite memories! Go swimming with all the family before and after dinner.
  7.  No Snow! Escape the cold weather for warm sunny days and cool evenings.
  8.  No Decorating! You don’t have to worry about holiday decorations when you have the beautiful beach scenery just out your door.
  9.  No fancy china! When you come to the beach for Thanksgiving, your vacation rental is fully-equipped with all you need for a simple or fancy dinner.
  10. You can bring your traditions with you or leave them home. Turkey at the beach is great but seafood is our specialty here. Pick up your Thanksgiving seafood to go and enjoy the afternoon at the beach.

Plan Your Holiday at the Beach This Year

Spend your Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores this year and enjoy all of these great reasons to be here! You’ll love your time at the beach, fantastic seafood, fun shopping, and incredible family activities while you’re here. So, browse the beautiful condos and beach houses from Sunset Properties! Our vacation rentals are the perfect idea for a holiday away with family, no matter how many people you have. Come make special holiday memories here in Gulf Shores! Contact us today to book your Thanksgiving getaway!

Play a Round at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores

Playing golf along Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a fantastic way to enjoy the beautiful weather and breezy vibes you’ll find here. One of the best golf courses around is the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores. Highly rated and expertly designed, the golf course presents a beautiful challenge to any skill level of golfer. So, when you plan your next vacation to the Gulf Shores, be sure to pack your clubs! That’s because Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores is ready and waiting for you to tee off!

Looking for great places to golf, get some sun, or try some seafood? Download our free Vacation Guide today! Within our guide, you’ll find the best ideas for things to do while you’re here. At Sunset Properties, we want you to have the very best Gulf Shores vacation possible. You’re going to love it here!

Why Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores

The secluded Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, AL, is surrounded by beauty with the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on two sides. Perfect for golfers of all skill levels, Golf Digest ranks this 27-hole natural beauty with four-and-a-half stars. As one of the best golf courses along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club offers a paradise for golfers on vacation. It’s a true combination of championship golf and Southern hospitality. With 27 holes of highly rated course for your enjoyment, you’ll find one of the most enjoyable and memorable golf experiences while you’re on vacation here. The course was designed by the famous Southern golf course designer, Earl Stone. With 7,026 yards of challenging holes, you’ll find the fun test for which your game is looking.

Other Great Golf in the Area

Kiva Dunes

The scenic Kiva Dunes Golf Course was designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. As the number one rated golf course in Alabama, Kiva Dunes boasts another claim to fame as Alabama’s only beachfront course.

Craft Farms Golf Club

The Craft Farms Golf Club in Gulf Shores, AL, offers two of the best public courses in the South. Both were designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. The Cotton Creek golf course and the Cypress Bend golf course both offer 18 challenging holes surrounded by a serene landscape with a coastal feel.

Plan Your Golf Getaway Today

Play a round at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores or any of these other fabulous golf courses when you plan your next golf getaway to the area. And, when you’re looking for the best place to keep your clubs while you’re not on the links, check out the beautiful condos and beach houses from Sunset Properties. You’ll appreciate being just minutes from these fantastic golf courses and love being just steps away from the beach. Take a look at our available rentals and you’ll find the perfect headquarters for your golf adventure to Gulf Shores. Contact us today to book your stay!

The Best Ways to Enjoy a Gulf Shores Golf Vacation

Enjoy a Gulf Shores Golf VacationRecapture the peace and tranquility of your childhood summers with a Gulf Shores golf vacation. The clear skies and sandy beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Coast give way to beautiful golf greens on some of the nation’s best courses.

For more information on Gulf Shores golf and other activities in the area, be sure you download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We curated the best of the best in activities, entertainment, dining and more to help you plan the Gulf Shores vacation of your dreams.

Incredible Gulf Shores Golf Courses

The first step to planning your Gulf Shores golf vacation is, of course, selecting a course or two to play. Or, if it’s a longer vacation, maybe you can play them all! Here are some amazing courses in the area to get you started:

  1. Kiva Dunes Golf Course

The scenic Kiva Dunes Golf Course was designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. As the number one rated golf course in Alabama, Kiva Dunes boasts another claim to fame as Alabama’s only beachfront course.

  1. Craft Farms Golf Club

The Craft Farms Golf Club in Gulf Shores, AL, offers two of the best public courses in the South. Both were designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. The Cotton Creek golf course and the Cypress Bend golf course both offer 18 challenging holes surrounded by a serene landscape with a coastal feel.

  1. Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club

The secluded Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, AL, is surrounded by beauty, with the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on two sides. Perfect for golfers of all skill levels, Golf Digest ranks this 27-hole natural beauty with four-and-a-half stars.

  1. Refuge Golf Course

The Refuge Golf Course at Gulf Shores State Park offers the serene environment you would expect from a state park near the beach. Wildlife is often spotted on this 18-hole championship course. And if you need a bit more relaxation in your day, there’s even a fishing pier nearby.

  1. GlenLakes Golf Club

GlenLakes Golf Club in Foley, AL, features two distinct golf courses. The links-style Vista Dunes course has 18 holes, and the resort-style Lakes course has nine. While all skill levels will enjoy the courses, a strategy will be involved on several challenging holes.

  1. Orange Beach Golf Center

If you’re looking to work on your short game, the Orange Beach Golf Center is a great place to get in a few swings. The facility also has a practice range with 10 mats and 30 grass tees.

Book Your Gulf Shores Golf Vacation with Sunset Properties

The only other thing you need to do for a perfect Gulf Shores golf vacation is to select the perfect condo or house rental. So let Sunset Properties can help make your Gulf Shores golf vacation a reality! We have luxurious properties in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach, so we always have the right fit for your needs. Our beautiful condos and beach houses are minutes from some of the best golfing in the state! For instance, check out this incredible condo right on the Kiva Dunes Golf Course!

 

After a relaxing day on the course, you know you’ll have a relaxing home to come home to. And don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide for other insider tips on the local area, including the best dining and entertainment around. We hope you will contact us today to book your Gulf Coast golf getaway!

 

Why You Should Hit the Links at Soldiers Creek Golf Club

A round of golf or two on Alabama’s sunny Gulf Shores makes for an incredible, relaxing vacation. One of the best golf courses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Soldiers Creek Golf Club, will excite and challenge you unlike any other in the area. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the course with greens rated as the best in the area. So, bring your clubs and hit the links at Soldiers Creek Golf Club! You won’t regret it!

Looking for fun things to do while you’re on vacation here along Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Be sure to download the free Vacation Guide from Sunset Properties! Our recommendations are guaranteed to give you the best Gulf Shores vacation experience. You’re going to love it here!

Why Soldiers Creek Golf Club?

Soldiers Creek Golf Club in Elberta, AL, offers a beautiful, breathtaking 18-hole adventure near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In fact, it’s been voted as the “best greens in the area.” You’ll enjoy the challenge of the open layout. Plus, you’ll love the incredible playing conditions and TifEagle greens. Unique to the golf course, the non-residential nature of the course means you’ll be playing near nature trails, lakes, and on gorgeous rolling hills. This means that no matter your ability level, you’ll have a fun challenge on Soldiers Creek Golf Club’s fairways and top-rated greens. You simply won’t find a better course to play on while you’re on vacation here!

18 Hole Rates                               Rack Rate      Snowbird Special (62+)

Regular (Before noon)                         $79                      $44

Afternoon                                           $49                     $39.99

Summer Special (After 3 p.m.)             $30

6-Pack Snowbird Special

18 Holes | $229

4-Pack Snowbird Special

9 Holes After 1 p.m. | $100

Perfect for Your Golf Getaway

Soldiers Creek Golf Club is perfect for your golf getaway along Alabama’s Gulf Coast! In fact, the golf club is in partnership with Sunset Properties, the premier vacation rental company in the area. You’ll live and breathe golf while you’re down here, and you’ll only be minutes from the tee box. Sunset Properties offers only the best vacation rentals for your golf adventure, combining the comfort of home with the convenience of being within minutes of everything you’d want to do here!

Build Your Golf Trip Right Next to the Beach

When you’re looking for a fantastic place to have your golf getaway, remember that Alabama’s Gulf Coast is home to Soldiers Creek Golf Club. And, at Sunset Properties, our condos and beach houses are the perfect headquarters for your new personal golf record! You’ll love the comfort and quality you find in our vacation rentals, but you’ll love more how close you are to all the great things to do here! So, browse our availability and see for yourself how great a golf getaway to Alabama’s Gulf Coast can be. And, when you’re not on the links, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide for our recommendations on things to do here. We are eager to have you, so contact us today to book your golf getaway!

Where Are The Best Places to Go Parasailing in Gulf Shores?

Parasailing in gulf shores

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for adventure on Alabama’s Gulf Coast? You should try parasailing in Gulf Shores! Think of the fun you’ll have flying high in the air, catching that Gulf breeze, and seeing for miles across the horizon. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran at parasailing, you’re guaranteed to make fun memories and great vacation stories. Here, we’ll narrow down for you the best companies offering parasailing in Gulf Shores to help you simplify your vacation itinerary.

Speaking of which, when you’re putting together your vacation plan, be sure to download the free Vacation Guide from Sunset Properties! Our guide is full of fantastic ideas for your time here. So, take advantage of our expertise and have the best Gulf Shores vacation ever!

Best Parasailing in Gulf Shores

Pleasure Island Parasail, LLC

At Pleasure Island Parasail, they invite you to “Come Fly With Us” and experience the relaxing feeling of flying high above the hustle and bustle of daily life below. With locations in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you have a couple of good chances to go parasailing during your vacation. If you’re looking for a new way to see Alabama’s Gulf Coast, then taking a parasailing trip with Pleasure Island Parasail is a good idea!

Parasailing Rates (800 Feet of Line)

Double | $125

Single | $65   

Ride-along (When Available) | $15  

Chute for the Skye Parasailing

A totally different way to enjoy the white sandy beaches famous along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Chute for the Skye Parasailing offers a birdseye view you shouldn’t skip. From 400 feet up, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Plus, the rides are available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!

Parasailing Rates (400 Feet of Line)

Per Parasailer | $60

Per Observer | $30

Blue Sky Parasailing and Watersports

Operating in Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, Blue Sky Parasailing accommodates small and large groups wanting to go parasailing. Flying through the air, you’ll look below and see incredible marine life, beautiful coastline, and a breathtaking horizon. Rides are available in 400, 600, and 800 feet options.

            Single       Double     Triple

400 ft    $55          $110          $165

600 ft    $60          $120          $180

800 ft    $65          $130          $195

Sky Pirate Parasail

Operating out of Hudson Marina in Orange Beach, Sky Pirate Parasail takes folks up in single, tandem, and triple formats with a maximum weight limit of 450 lbs. They also offer some of the highest parasail flights in the area. Of course, you’ll have great birdseye views and have the chance to spot marine life like dolphins and sea turtles.

Sky Pirate Parasail offers a coupon for $59 parasail rides.

All a Part of a Gulf Shores Vacation

The adventure doesn’t end with parasailing in Gulf Shores! There’s plenty more where that came from. Just be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! And, when you’re looking for a place to stay during your time on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, consider Sunset Properties. Our beautiful condos and beach houses are ideally located for your Gulf Coast adventure. Contact us today to book your beach getaway!

 

What You’ll See at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island AL

Audubon Bird Sanctuary Dauphin Island AL
As one of the most biologically diverse states in the union, Alabama is home to a cornucopia of interesting species and creatures. In fact, of the 445 officially documented species that call Alabama home, 95% of them have been spotted on Dauphin Island. So, it’s no surprise that the
Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island AL would be a popular attraction for visitors to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Come explore that island and see how many of the incredible creatures native to Alabama that you can spot! Here’s some of what you’ll see at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island AL.

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Discover the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island AL

When you head out to Dauphin Island, you’ll find that things are a little different from the coast. This incredible island consists of 137 acres of maritime forest, dunes, marshes, plus a lake, swamp, and a beach. In addition to all this, there is also a three-mile trail system throughout the sanctuary. There are plenty of great ways to see the birds, explore, and relax. A big part of what makes the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island AL such an important biological wonder is the fact that it is the first landfall for many neo-tropical migrant birds. They fly from the Gulf over Central and South America every spring. It is here that they first land from their long and arduous trip, and it is here that they find food and rest both in the springtime and in the fall. As a result, the National Audubon Society deems the sanctuary as “Globally Important” for the migrations of multiple species.

Take a Trail While You’re There

Lake Loop Trail (handicapped access) | 0.6 miles

The trail brings you through the maritime forest on a slightly elevated boardwalk, perfect for casual hikers to see turtles, alligator, and wading birds.

Campground Trail | 0.4 miles

Beginning at the campgrounds, take a hike from there to the beach where you’ll eventually run into the historic Fort Gaines.

Dune Edge Trail | 0.3 miles

Follow the beach meadow behind the main dune where an assortment of beach plants make an interesting habitat. The trail goes from the Swamp Overlook and passes the southern end of Gaillard Lake.

Swamp Overlook Trail | 0.8 miles

From the Banding Area to the overlook at the swamp, this trail takes you through the swamp where wintering woodland species may be.

Upper Woodland Trail | 1.7 miles

Starting at the northwest corner of the Lake Loop Trail, the Upper Woodland Trail goes along the firebreak on a wide path. It then takes hikers south through a pine forest and rejoins the southernmost firebreak, rejoining the Lake Loop Trail, as well.

Explore it All on Your Next Gulf Shores Vacation

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