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Cool Off with the Best Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

July 2022


With its sandy beaches, emerald waters, and bright sunshine, it’s no surprise countless visitors flock to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Whether visiting the coast with friends or family, Beachball Properties has the perfect home base for everyone. After checking in to your home away from home, have fun exploring all that there is to do and see nearby. Treat yourself during your explorations by stopping into one of the incredible ice cream shops found throughout Gulf Shores.

The Top 7 Spots for Ice Cream

One of the best parts of vacation is treating yourself, and a great way to do that when visiting Gulf Shores is with a sweet treat like ice cream. There’s no shortage of shops in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that can satisfy your craving.

  1. Matt’s Homemade Alabama Ice Cream has over 60 flavors to choose from, all of which are homemade. Create your perfect banana split, sundae, or milkshake with a classic flavor or a unique twist.

  2. Scoop’s Ice Cream is a Gulf Shores family tradition dedicated to serving quality treats at affordable prices. In addition to classics, you can create your own custom sundae or try something new, like a fizz.

  3. For a creative ice cream experience, visit The Yard Milkshake Bar. This spot, with 28 ice cream flavors and eight cookie dough types, serves specialty milkshakes, bowls, and more.

  4. The rolled ice cream craze did not skip Gulf Shores thanks to Cowbell Rolled Ice Cream. Create your own unique flavor combination, or try one of their specialty creations.

  5. For a different type of sweet treat, stop by Rita’s of Gulf Shores. Known for its nationally ranked Italian ice, you can also get everything from cones to shakes or sundaes.

  6. Take a step back in time at Sunliner Diner. Create the perfect balance of savory and sweet by enjoying a classic American diner meal before ending with a milkshake or sundae.

  7. Del’s Ice Cream has two spots in Orange Beach, which means there’s one close to your adventures. Serving Cammies Old Dutch ice cream, you have 36 different homemade flavors to choose from, including dairy-free and sugar-free options.


Be sure to grab your favorite treat to enjoy on the beach or back at your vacation rental.

Treat Yourself on a Gulf Coast Getaway

Whether you’re enjoying ice cream for breakfast or booking a Beachball Properties vacation rental with a pool, there are plenty of ways to indulge while on vacation in Gulf Shores. By booking one of our incredible vacation rentals, you’ll have a cozy but luxurious spot to call home. 

Our family-owned vacation rental company offers private homes, condos, and duplexes in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, and Orange Beach. This range of inventory means we can host groups of all sizes and budgets. Call 251-968-8896 or email [email protected] to learn more.