6 Reasons to Spend Spring Break in Gulf Shores

Eva Faircloth - January 19, 2022

Going to the beach is one of the most popular ways to spend the spring break holiday – but which beach is best?

We may be biased, but we vote Gulf Shores – especially if you’re traveling as a family. From our spacious shorelines to our fun area attractions, our beautiful beach destination was made for great family getaways. Condos in Gulf Shores fill quickly so you’ll need to book fast – but first, check out these six reasons that even your kids will love spending spring break in Gulf Shores.

Family plays on Alabama's Beaches

1. Beautiful Beaches

While some beaches are great to look at, their shorelines are strewn with rocks and seashells that make stepping on a Lego feel like a soothing foot massage. Many areas are also still quite chilly during spring, which can make taking a Spring Break swim feel more like wading through a snowstorm.

In contrast, Gulf Shores and its sister community, Fort Morgan, boasts soft sugar-white sands and turquoise waters that are great for swimming and strolling. However, if the water is still a little too chilly for you, The Beach Club offers a heated indoor pool.

2. It’s Fabulous for Families

While other popular places are catering to college kids, Gulf Shores is built around stress-free family fun. The city of Gulf Shores works hard to keep our area appropriate for all ages through beach-wide bans on alcohol, tobacco, raucous partying and other public nuisances, especially during spring break. That means you can comfortably bring your children to swim, sunbathe, and build sandcastles knowing their safety – and your sanity – are never at risk. When you vacation at The Beach Club in nearby Fort Morgan, you can enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere even more. The resort is secluded with five football fields of private beaches and a variety of complimentary kids activities for guests booking direct through Spectrum Resorts.

3. Activities for All Ages

Nothing brings down a great Spring Break faster than hearing “I’M BORED!” Luckily, you can banish boredom from your vocabulary during spring break in Gulf Shores because the area is full of amazing attractions and activities for all ages. You can enjoy an excursion at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (you’re never too old to cuddle a kangaroo); book a family fishing charter or sunset dolphin cruise; or take on a thrilling theme park (perfect for those picky teens.) Of course, there’s plenty to do at The Beach Club, too!

Poolside Cabana Rentals at The Beach Club Resort Gulf Shores Alabama

4. Fun Family Dining

Sandy kids and white tablecloths are not a good mix. That’s why Gulf Shores has a variety of dining options designed just for families – places where kids can be kids, parents can relax, and everyone can enjoy a delicious meal. Restaurants like LuLu’s and The Hangout include full play areas and fun kids activities to keep them entertained as you eat, and parents will love listening to local live music and sipping on custom cocktails. The dress code and atmosphere are casual, and the menus feature classic favorites for even the pickiest eaters (so no need to pack your own nuggets.) In addition, the poolside Gulfside Grill at The Beach Club’s clubhouse is perfect for burgers, wraps, salads and your favorite cocktails. Order up your favorite beach eats while the kids take part in the Cannonball Contest or Bellyflop Contest!

5. A Stress-Free Stay with Spectrum Resorts

When you stay with Spectrum Resorts at The Beach Club for spring break in Gulf Shores, you aren’t just getting a place to stay – you’re securing a stress-free vacation experience. Our guests enjoy exclusive perks unavailable to those who book with other rental providers – things like committed on-site staff, strict cleanliness guarantees, discounts on dining and retail outlets, cashless charging, priority reservations at resort facilities, and more. There’s nothing dreamier than not having to stress over details!

6. Spring Break in Gulf Shores is Better at The Beach Club

Make your spring break in Gulf Shores getaway even greater by staying at The Beach Club! Our beachfront resort makes it easy to enjoy all the best benefits of the beach right outside your door. You’ll enjoy easy access to our beautiful beaches (and priority beach chair rentals!) as well as the clubhouse’s large indoor and outdoor pools. You won’t have to go far for family fun – you’ll find everything from complimentary kids activities to water sport rentals to shopping and spa services right on the resort. We even have multiple on-site restaurants that provide our families with fun and food for every meal!

Ready to spring into your best break ever? Book your spring break stay at The Beach Club today!