With Labor Day 2019 right around the corner, we know you’re probably trying to squeeze in one last summer beach vacation getaway. At Sunset Properties, we are ready for your arrival. Not only are we looking forward to you coming to visit us along the Alabama Gulf Coast, we have ten great ideas how to spend your Labor Day 2019 stress-free and without laboring at all!
- Relax under a beach umbrella and read a book
How does stretching out one last time this summer on a beach chair, book in hand, as you relax to the unmatched sounds of the waves of The Gulf of Mexico sound? To us it sounds pretty good! Be sure to pack your sunscreen. We know it’s late in the season, but you can still catch a pretty bad burn if you’re not careful. So pack your favorite novel, your cozy towel, and come on down to Gulf Shores, stay in Dunes 401, located in the Fort Morgan community, and you beach relaxation moment is only a few steps away!
- Watch the sun rise and set from your own beach home balcony
Maybe you’re an early riser. Why not enjoy a hot cup of coffee as you watch the sun come up over The Gulf from your own private balcony in Indies 603? Maybe you’d rather sleep in. We get it. After all, you’re on vacation. Well, be sure to watch one of the last summer day’s sunsets with an amazing view of Perdido Pass and Alabama Point from Caribe C Penthouse 14. With a view unlike any other on the island, this penthouse with its exquisite decor is perfectly placed for amazing views any time of day.
- Stroll the boardwalks at Wade Ward Nature Park
The boardwalks at Wade Ward Park, located over an amazing wetland area in the heart of Gulf Shores, provide a place for a relaxing stroll. You’ll be able to become a part of your surroundings while walking safely above any wildlife that could seem threatening. This city park is located only about five minutes from your vacation home Lighthouse 607. So getting here won’t create any stress, either.
- Watch the tide ebb and flow under the Gulf State Park Pier
The Gulf State Park Pier has almost a half mile of railing and the view underneath changes almost minute-by-minute. We’ve heard about people who have glass aquariums or fish bowls in their offices for stress relief. We suggest taking a walk out on our pier to enjoy an unmatched view of the best natural open aquarium anywhere: The Gulf of Mexico. You’re almost guaranteed to see schools of fish swimming in the waves no matter what time you go visit the pier. For extra entertainment, make it a night trip. The waves lapping against the pier make a sound that is soothing to not only your ears, but also to your mind, body and soul. Couple that with the feel of the night air along the Alabama Gulf Coast, and we believe you’ll forget all about labor of any sort.
- Watch the boats travel through Perdido Pass
Just steps from Caribe C Penthouse 14, is Perdido Pass. This is one of our favorite fishing spots. But if fishing seems too much like work to you, just find a bench and watch the boats go in and out from our back bays. We’ve also seen sea turtles swim by and you may even catch a glimpse of a manatee or two. This is definitely a relaxing way to spend a few lazy hours while you’re in Orange Beach.
- Watch the sunset over Mobile Bay
From your deck at Navy Cove 2113, you’ll have a spectacular view of the sunset over Mobile Bay. Why not fix yourself a cold beverage and just sit back on your private deck and watch the summer sun’s rays fade away into the bay. As the summer draws to an end, the sun’s rays seem to soften and stretch across the bay in a way you can only see this time of year. Make plans to stay in one evening and see for yourself.
- Watch the dolphins play at Orange Beach Waterfront Park
Have you ever been to Orange Beach Waterfront Park? This is a great place for a family picnic and to spend an afternoon enjoying the outdoors. You can also walk out on the pier and you might be able to see dolphins playing just off shore in Wolf Bay. With clean public restrooms and a large kids area, this family friendly local park is a great place to relax and unwind. There is no charge to use the park and everyone is welcome.
- Kick back and float in your beach home’s pool
We cannot forget about this special way to relax and recharge. All of our condominium beach homes have pools on site. Many of our beach houses have pools available in their communities and a couple of our homes have private pools attached to them. Check out Dream, Kiva and Sip N Sea to see what a luxury beach home with a private pool looks like. Talk about a great way to spend a few hours before you have to return to work. Bring your float and kick back and let the gentle rolling waters of your nearest pool wash away your stress.
- Walk your fur baby at Unleashed Dog Park in Orange Beach
We know walking your fur baby at home is relaxing. Why not bring your furry kiddo to the beach with you and walk him or her at Orange Beach’s own doggie park: Unleashed? Sunset Properties has several homes that allow small dogs with some restrictions, so bringing your four legged friend on your weekend vacation can be stress-free, too!
10. Shell hunt on Fort Morgan Beach
For some of the best treasures the Gulf can provide, we suggest walking Fort Morgan Beach. Because the waves of the Mobile Bay are softer and gentler than those the Gulf produces, we often find larger shells and sand dollars on Fort Morgan Beach. Remember, any artifacts you may uncover belong to the Fort and cannot be removed, but shells, sand dollars and the like are yours to take home. These make wonderful natural souvenirs and will help you remember your trip for many years to come.
We at Sunset Properties, know your last beach weekend this summer is important to you. We want you to have a relaxing 2019 Labor Day Weekend. We are proud to offer clean, fully stocked beach homes to fit any need and are ready to make your reservation with you.
If you need us during your stay, we have two office locations on the island to serve you. You can also reach us by phone, text and email. It is our goal to make your Labor Day getaway, just like any other vacation with Sunset Properties, as stress-free and pleasant as possible. We are looking forward to hearing from you!