Gulf Shores Public Beach as viewed from atop the Phoenix All-Suites Hotel located at the end of Hwy 59 where it intersects with Beach Blvd (SR182) in Gulf Shores. The building surrounded with asphalt in the foreground is the popular The Hangout restaurant/event venue. The tall white & turquoise condo building in the background is the 260-ft, 26-floor Island Tower condominium building, the tallest building in Gulf Shores. Catch beautiful sunsets on this cam!
Gulf Shores is a coastal city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 5,044. However, since the year 2000, Baldwin County, Alabama as a whole, has experienced the fastest rate of population growth in the state, second only to Shelby County, Alabama. "Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights" (for Gulf Shores, AL), US Census Bureau, 2007, webpage: . Overview: Gulf Shores is one of two (Orange Beach being the other one) seaside resorts in the state of Alabama. Most of the city is therefore devoted to beachfront hotels, condominiums, vacation houses and a tourism/real estate based economy. Because the nearby Mississippi Gulf Coast is protected by barrier islands, Gulf Shores is one of only two resort cities with a large beach, fronting the Gulf of Mexico between New Orleans, Louisiana and the well-known resorts of Florida. Gulf Shores is therefore more popular with populations in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana than the Florida resorts, ... Read more about Gulf Shores on Wikipedia