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Explore What Gulf State Park Has to Offer

The Best Family Activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Courtesy of Gulf Adventure Center


4830 Main St Unit G-114, Orange Beach, AL36561, USA


+1 251-948-9494


The Gulf Adventure Center in Gulf State Park offers a lot of fun for active families, like fishing, kayaking, geocaching, and paddleboarding. For thrill seekers, adults, and children 10 years of age and older can face their fear of heights and try zip lining. You can also take advantage of the park’s popular swimming pool, dog park, golf club, and amphitheater.

The park also has a dedicated nature center that conducts several weekly programs open to the public including free guided nature walks, beach/pier walks, and presentations about the local flora and fauna.

If you’re looking to catch your dinner, you can try your hand at crabbing on the second-longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico that is located in the park. Although you will need a saltwater fishing license in order to crab, they can be purchased on the pier daily.