5 Best Beach Destinations From Alabama

There’s nothing like some time along the Gulf Coast to recharge your batteries and make you feel human again. And with more than 60 miles of shoreline across the state plus easy access to the panhandle of Florida, Alabama is one of the best spots in the country to take in the sand and surf.

Check out our picks for the top five Alabama & North Florida beaches and let us know if you agree on social media using #hiltonatthebeach.

1. Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is simply one of the all-around best family beach destinations in the entire country. While there’s plenty of sand and surf to go around, a wealth of other activities including nature trails, water parks, ziplining and more are also found in this haven for summer fun.

Where to Stay: The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel

2. Orange Beach, Alabama

Just up the coast from Gulf Shores lies the equally entertaining Orange Beach. After a day in the sand, unwind with shopping and dining galore at The Wharf, located nearby.

Where to Stay: Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front

3. Pensacola Beach, Florida

Known equally for its sugar white sand beaches and its long military importance, Pensacola Beach will delight history buffs as the home to historic Fort Pickens and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Where to stay: Hilton Pensacola Beach

4. Fort Walton, Florida

Just an hour from the Florida-Alabama state line, you’ll discover Ft. Walton Beach. Wildlife lovers in particular will enjoy exploring the area’s natural inhabitants like dolphins, rays, and alligators at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.

Where to Stay: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Walton Beach

5. Destin, Florida

Golf lovers will rejoice in the panhandle community of Destin where vacationers can easily split their time between hitting the beach and hitting the links.  The area’s well-known seafood restaurants ensure that however you spend your day, you can end it with a fantastic meal.

Where to Stay: Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach

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This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Whitney M. Are you interested in traveling to Gulf Shores? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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