5 Ways Beach Vacations in Gulf Shores Brings Families Together

Whether it’s making ooey-gooey s’mores or casting a line for fun, there are plenty of ways to create happy memories on a Gulf Shores vacation with family. We’re dishing about five of them here!

1. Laugh S’more, Worry Less

Gulf Shores campfire

There’s nothing like a campfire to chase your worries away on a Gulf Shores vacation. Add in some smores, comfortable chairs, and family storytime and you’ve created a memorable experience your family will be talking about for years to come. The best part is we provide everything you need for your cozy family night. That’s right, parents, you get to relax too! Book your private campfire by calling 251-224-2582. The Spectrum Resorts team will set up chairs and the fire and provide bottled water and all your s’mores ingredients.

Note: Beach campfires are a Spectrum Exclusive and are only available to guests booking direct through Spectrum Resorts.



2. Cruise for Memories

The Gulf Coast is full of fascinating plants and animals, either by land or by water. Sail away on a 52-foot luxury catamaran where you are guaranteed to see dolphins or coast on a 40-foot covered boat and explore the back bays for birds of prey,  plants, and impressive alligators. You will leave, not only with new knowledge of our area but also with a new appreciation for the ecosystem that makes our part of the country unique. Be sure to add it to your Gulf Shores vacation bucketlist.

3. Fish the Alabama Gulf Coast

Gulf Shores fishing

Grab your sunscreen, fishing hat, and your family.  Whether you are an experienced angler or just a beginner, Captain Darrell’s fishing excursion is perfect for you and your family.  Each charter can include up to six people and can be reserved for four to eight-hour trips. If you don’t have a fishing license, no worries! It’s included in the price of the charter as well as your bait and tackle. We are sure that you’ll come back with a legendary tale that’ll be talked about around the dinner table for years to come. If the fish gets a little bigger each time you tell the story, that’s okay. We’re pretty sure that’s the way it’s supposed to be! No Gulf Shores vacation is complete without dropping a line.

4. Say Cheese

Mermaid photo shoot in Gulf Shores

Our white, sandy beaches make the perfect backdrop for breathtaking family photos that you will be able to show off for years to come. Be sure to stop in The Village Mercantile for accessories and a great selection of boutique clothing on your Gulf Shores vacation. Gulf Shores offers plenty of shopping opportunities, and you are sure to find the perfect resort wear for your photo session. It’ll be easy to get a smile out of everyone after the vacation you’ve experienced. If your children need a little extra motivation, schedule mermaid or pirate photos on the beach! Who doesn’t want to be a mermaid?

5. Hangout with Toby the Turtle

Toby the Turtle

Toby the Turtle is our resident mascot at The Beach Club and he’s planned a lot of fun activities for your vacation. Get ready to color, craft, play games and line dance. He’ll also share fun make-at-home crafts to keep the kids entertained when you’re not at the beach. Visit our Camp Toby page for downloadable activities. You can’t miss Toby on your Gulf Shores vacation!

Spending time together as a family is a real treasure, and The Beach Club is the perfect place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Plan now and play later.