The Alabama Gulf Coast is closer than you think! If driving from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, or Houston, you can get here in less than a day. If you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Montgomery or Jackson, you can be here in a few hours.
Once you hop off I-65, I-10 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Foley Beach Express make it easy to cruise straight down to the beach. For detailed directions, or to check the distance from where you live, take a look at my mileage chart. Or, check out these local & regional maps below.
If you prefer flying, you're in luck. Most major airlines service our area through nearby Mobile (AL) and Pensacola (FL) airports. Direct flights are available from select cities. Both regional airports are about an hour's drive. So, once you land, you'll most likely want to rent a car. A convertible, maybe? Feel the warm breezes blowing through you hair as you get closer and closer to our emerald green waters and white sand beaches!
Arriving by sea is easy, too. Travel the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf Coast. The Tennessee-Tombigbee links the Intracoastal Waterway to several river ports in the Midwest. See area marinas for more information.
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