The Ultimate Back-to-School Vacation in Gulf Shores

School will soon be back in session, which means there’s just enough time to plan a back-to-school vacation on Alabama’s beaches. With a perfect blend of fun and relaxation, Gulf Shores is a great destination to ready your tribe for the fall semester. And with The Beach Club Resort and Spa as your family’s homebase, you can ensure your family starts the new school year energized, refreshed, and boasting a healthy beach glow.

Because preparation is key to success, we’ve got some tips you can study to be sure you ace your back-to-school beach trip (but no pop quizzes, we promise).

Stretch Out in the Sand

Students (and many working adults) spend long hours sitting at a desk. Before you head back to the classroom, stretch out on our sugar-white sands and let your muscles melt under a warm summer sun. The Beach Club has more than 500 yards of private beaches where you can spend long days sunbathing, swimming, building sandcastles and hunting for seashells. Be sure to reserve your beach chair set to snag a comfy (and shaded) seat near the waves.

Boost Your Brainpower

Before it’s time to hit the books, give your summer brain a boost with local attractions that are exciting and educational. Explore the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge to discover the diverse habitats and species that call our coastline home. Visit Historic Fort Morgan to tour an authentic masonry fort that played a key role in several military battles. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to over 200 species and offers a chance for your children to learn about conservation (and snuggle a baby sloth). You can even join in a round of Family Trivia at our outdoor pool area to compete with other families in history and pop culture.

Family Fun and Games

You’ll soon have plenty of to-do’s to tackle, so be sure to leave some time in your schedule for simple family fun. Make a splash in our on-site pools or visit Tropic Falls to slide, swim and scream your way through an award-winning theme and indoor water park. (It’s perfect for rainy-day fun!) Book a family dolphin cruise or enjoy watersports like jet ski rentals and parasailing right at the resort. Play in the Clubhouse Arcade, spend some time on Sand Island, or head to The Track for a full day of fun and games.

Enjoy Resort Activities

There’s always something fun going on at our luxury beach resort. Download your weekly resort guide and check out the many scheduled activities your whole family can enjoy. From poolside dance parties and crafts for the kiddos to live music, family movie nights, fitness classes and contests, you’ll never be bored on your back-to-school retreat at The Beach Club resort.

Ready to book it to the beach before you start cracking the books? Browse our available rentals and book your stay at The Beach Club Resort and Spa before the tardy bell rings.