Tips for Holidays at the Beach

The Gulf Coast is a fantastic place to spend the holidays. Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, Alabama, are beautiful year-round, even when the warm ocean breezes have been swapped for chilly waters and cool sand. Holidays at the beach mean fun family events, beautiful beach scenes, and delicious seasonal foods.

Instead of freezing in the snow back home, head to Gulf Shore and Fort Morgan for a change of pace. The beach is the perfect backdrop for family holiday photos, and the sounds of the ocean will settle you after all that holiday shopping! For a wonderful Christmas vacation in Fort Morgan, check out our tips for holidays at the beach!

Find the holiday events. Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the areas around Fort Morgan host lots of winter events. When you’re ready to get out of the beach house or condo for a little while, check out the exciting family-friendly attractions in town! Listen to seasonal music at Coastal Christmas with Aaron Neville, enjoy the 29th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, or explore the Winter Wonderland at The Wharf!

Don’t miss the beach. Just because it’s not 90 degrees outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beach. The sand will still feel fantastic between your toes, and the views are always wonderful. Get up early, take a walk during sunrise, and enjoy the peacefulness that Fort Morgan provides. It will be just the relaxing escape you’ve been seeking from your hectic holiday schedule! It’s also a great time to toss around the football or search for seashells, sea glass, and driftwood for beach-themed Christmas trees and holiday décor.

Bundle up. Although you’re at the beach, it will be chilly. Depending on where you’re traveling from, it will likely be much warmer than home. But you still want to stay warm while you enjoy beach days. Don’t forget to pack jackets, scarves, gloves, and warm shoes. Of course, days could warm up, so it’s best to pack light layers. And don’t forget – you can still get sunburned in winter! Always wear sunscreen when you’ll be spending a good amount of time outside during the day.

Pack the presents. If you’ll be spending the holidays in Fort Morgan, don’t forget your presents! Imagine being gathered in a comfortable beach house, with the sounds of the ocean outside, as you open your Christmas gifts with family. You’ll create so many wonderful memories during your holiday at the beach.

Make your favorite treats. Full kitchens in our beach houses and condos are ready and waiting for fresh-baked Christmas cookies, apple and pumpkin pies, and all your favorite holiday foods. Stop by the store on your way into town, or use Home Away Groceries to get all the ingredients you’ll need. What a wonderful way to spend holidays at the beach! Let kids get in on the fun, bringing holiday cookie cutters and letting them mix the dough!

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