Beaches in the Gulf

Better Sand, Calmer Waters, and More Beautiful Sunsets: Top Gulf Coast Beaches

If you remember grade school geography class, you’ll know that a gulf is a large bay that’s an arm of an ocean or sea. And if you've ever had a vacation on the Gulf in the great states of Texas, Florida or Alabama, you’ll know that beaches in the Gulf offer more of everything than sun-and-fun lovers adore. Many swear that Gulf beaches have better...Read more

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  • Orange Beach, AL

    Orange Beach, AL

    Follow the dolphins, you’ll end up in Orange Beach, which is renowned for its photo-worthy dolphin cruises.

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    Captiva Island, FL

    Captiva Island, FL

    This one-time home of pirates is now a beachfront haven for seashellers and sun worshippers.

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    South Padre Island, TX

    South Padre Island, TX

    This tropical tip of Texas, actually a 34 mile-long barrier reef, keeps the fun coming all year long.

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    Marco Island, FL

    Marco Island, FL

    The largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands, this lovely locality boasts a casual, easy-paced lifestyle.

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    Naples, FL

    Naples, FL

    Known as the crown jewel of Southwest Florida, Naples is only steps away from the tropical Everglades.

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    Fort Myers Beach, FL

    Fort Myers Beach, FL

    It’s not just a fabulous beach, it’s sugar-sand, say the residents of this breathtaking barrier island.

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