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.

Lightening Strike Took Out Elevators

Please Be aware that tonight' lightening storm struck San Carlos. The results were damage to the drives on all 3 elevators. This is part of the computer electronics. 


Because the drives ate custom to the elevators, it is likely they will be down for multiple days. TK was out as soon as it occurred and has already ordered the required parts. I will find out later today when we can expect at least one to be operational.

San Carlos Parking Procedures Revisited

Hello everyone!  The busy season is upon us!

-We have a lot of new owners at San Carlos, as well as management agents for owners.  

Please find attached the written rules for parking passes for San Carlos, also available on the website at http://www.sancarlosgulfshoresal.com/sites/default/files/SanCarlosParkingRules.pdf

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.