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.

Gulf Shores - hangout Festival Cancelled

Dear San Carlos Owners & Guests,

Yesterday, March 31st, Mayor Robert Craft and the City Council unanimously passed a resolution during a Special Council Meeting to cancel the 2020 Hangout Music Festival scheduled for May 15-17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials say they have been considering the cancellation due to COVID-19 for some time and that the decision was based solely on what was in the best interest of public health, safety and welfare.

Beach Closure - COVID-19 Virus

Dear San Carlos Owners & Guests:

Please note that at 5:00pm today, March 19th, all public and private beaches in Gulf Shores will be closed.  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced this afternoon that she has decided to close all Alabama beaches in an effort to protect the safety and welfare of the general public from the corona virus pandemic.  San Carlos will continue in our efforts to sanitize the property and assist all Owners/Guests with this new information and the impact thereof.  Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns. 


** Weather Update **

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Dear San Carlos Owners & Guests:

Please note that the weather forecast anticipates the possibility of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, and a chance of tornado formation in the Gulf Shores area.  The following updates reflect the updated weather conditions in Gulf Shores for this weekend: