Leave Only Footprints

A new ordinance has been enacted in Gulf Shores and will be enforced in 2016. Below is a summary and you should read the Gulf Shores Ordinance for specifics.

  • Any items left near the water will be removed by the city 1 hour after sunset. This includes chairs, umbrellas, toys, etc.
  • Digging of holes on the beach is restricted to no deeper than 12 inches and must be supervised by someone over 16 or well marked to prevent injury. You must fill the hole in before leaving or before sunset.

While not new for 2016 - Glass bottles/containers and pets are not allowed on the beach.

Annual National Shrimp Festival

The City of Gulf Shores would like to make all residents and visitors aware of the following road closures related to the Annual National Shrimp Festival.


Monday, October 10
Gulf Place closed to all vehicular traffic.

Tuesday, October 11
4:00 a.m. - Traffic is closed to public on Hwy 182 between W. 2nd Street & E. 1st Street; Traffic is closed to public on Hwy 59, south of 1st Avenue.

Elevator Issue Resolved 5.3.2016

Many of you may have heard that our elevators (all 3) were down yesterday for a period of about 2.5 hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused you, your family or guests.  There was a breaker tripped from the main power supply to the building (3 phase power) to the generator.

Everything is running fine with no concerns, and we have electricians coming out to evaluate what may have been the cause. 

Baldwin Beach Express

The four-lane, $85 million Baldwin Beach Express is set to open next week, (Aug 15). It will be another alternative to route 59. The highway extends from Interstate 10 to the Foley Beach Express. See map. The Baldwin Beach Express will connect to I-65 in the next year.