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How to Get an Up-Close Look at Animals in Alabama

June 2023

There is no shortage of ways to explore the great outdoors on your Alabama Gulf Coast escape with Beachball Properties. Whether looking to stay in Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, or Gulf Shores, we have the perfect vacation rental that puts you close to top attractions and activities. If you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side, check out some of the numerous ways to get a glimpse at animals in Alabama. 

A Look at Three Animal Encounters on the Gulf Coast

From nature tours to memorable places to visit, the possibilities are endless. Try adding a mix of adventures to your itinerary to create as many memories as possible.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Located in Gulf Shores, perhaps the best place for wildlife encounters is the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Home to over 100 species, this attraction is the perfect place for animal lovers to spend a day wandering around. For a more-hands on visit, book one of the Animal Adventures, which are an extra cost in addition to regular zoo admission.

Dolphin Tours

See if you can spot a dolphin or two in their natural habitat on a sunshine-filled dolphin tour. These outings are a great way to feel the warm Gulf breeze on your face while learning about these majestic creatures. Cetacean Dolphin & Sailing Cruises offers a number of tours, including a sunset cruise. Another great option is the Sunny Lady Dolphin Tours.

Hiking in Parks

Lace up your hiking boots and head to one of the area’s stunning parks to spend some time on hiking trails. The Hugh S. Braynon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State State Park is known for being an exceptional birding spot, and you might catch a glimpse of other animals like white-tailed deer. See what creatures you can spot along the trails that weave their way through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

Escape to the Comfort of Your Beachball Properties Rental

No matter how you decide to encounter animals in your Alabama adventures, you’re sure to have fun exploring all the Gulf Coast region has to offer. When you’re ready to call it a day, head back to your vacation rental from Beachball Properties to unwind and rest up for another day of fun.

Whether looking for a spacious home or a cozy condo, we have it all. Take your time browsing our inventory to find your ideal home base in Fort Morgan, Orange Beach, or Gulf Shores. To learn more about our Gulf Coast vacation rentals, call 251-968-8896 or email [email protected] to speak with a tea