8 Can’t-Miss Experiences at The Beach Club

Our upscale beachfront rentals aren’t the only reason Gulf Shores beachgoers can’t resist The Beach Club. Our renowned resort is also packed with exciting experiences designed to entice and engage all of our beloved guests, from full families to cozy couples and more. If you’re visiting our sandy shores this summer (or any other season), be sure to add these can’t-miss experiences to your vacation schedule.

1. Underwater Shoot & Swim

Find your fins at this unmatched underwater adventure. Guests of all ages can dive into The Clubhouse Outdoor Pool, where our experienced instructors will help you transform into a magical mermaid or a spectacular shark (complete with your very own tail or fin). The entire experience is caught on camera and you’ll receive an official mermaid certificate, offering you a tangible reminder of this memorable family moment.

2. Resort Activities

If you need a break from the sun, sand, and surf, The Beach Club offers a daily roster of activities during the summer to amaze every type of adventurer. From kid-friendly crafts to fitness classes to evening entertainment, you’re sure to find a perfect way to play the day away.

To find your favorite events, visit our activities page. Our weekly resort guide offers an in-depth glimpse into the upcoming week, or check out our comprehensive activities calendar to get a head-start on your family fun.

3. The Spa & Salon

Retreat into The Spa & Salon to relax, rejuvenate, and restore your body and mind. You can enjoy a variety of soothing, skillful services, from full-body massages that melt your muscles with CBD-infused oil to fantastic fails to pampering pedicures. You can even get done up for dinner in our on-site salon that offers stunning hair and makeup services.

4. The Village Lawn

Find your way to The Village Lawn every night of the summer from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to experience our area’s best hub of food, family, and fun. This acre-wide area is packed full of food trucks, live music, family games, and more, offering an evening of excitement for every visitor.

5. Snag a Souvenir Shirt

Nothing says “great beach getaway” like a souvenir, and you’ll find plenty of them at The Village Mercantile. This one-stop shopping destination offers a wide range of beach attire, amazing gifts, souvenir shops, and other shore-based sundries.

6. Get Your Game On

Head to The Village Hideaway to try your swing at our state-of-the-art HD Golf Simulator. If you prefer games of chance to chip shots, our amazing arcade and billiards area includes a full array of games to delight guests of all ages.

Family at The Beach Club

7. Soak in the Sunset at Coast

Dinner with a view takes on a whole new meaning at Coast, our on-site restaurant that boasts the freshest seafood and stunning beachfront views. Dine on the veranda to soak in a skyline of spectacular color as you savor a scrumptious sunset meal.

8. Delicious Dessert

Silence that scream for ice-cream with a post-dinner trip to The Village Creamery. The sweetest shop on our shores offers treats for the entire family, from cones to cookies to cakes and more.

5 Ultra-Fun Things for Teens to do at The Beach Club

Summer is FINALLY here! This school year has been rough for me, so I can’t tell you how excited I am to be back on the beach! Hanging out at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores is one of the coolest ways to spend summer break. If you’re like me, your attention span is nowhere to be found, and that’s fine. It was a long school year! I’ve created this list with activities for the go-getter and all of you that just want to sit back and relax. Whether you’re a gamer, shopper, social butterfly, or music enthusiast, there are so many fun things for teens to do at The Beach Club.

1. The Village Creamery 

The Village Creamery is the perfect place to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth. Last time I was at The Beach Club, I got the most amazing tan. (I still can’t forget it, ha!) I got a little hot in the process so I gave The Village Creamery a try. OH. MY. GOODNESS. What more can I say? It was super hard to choose between the 16 different, hand-dipped flavors. I finally decided on the cookies and cream sundae, and I was not disappointed! In addition to the amazing flavors, I was shocked at all the candy. I mean, I was in heaven! They literally have every candy you can think of. What a treat! If you’re a Spectrum Resorts’ guest, enjoy a free cone on Spectrum or charge your ice cream to your room number. (With your parent’s permission, of course!)

2. The Village Arcade & Billiards

If you’re a gamer, you won’t be able to get enough of The Village Arcade & Billiards. Enjoy playing Xbox One  games or race your friends in Super Bikes 2. If you don’t want to play digital games, try your luck at the claw machine or a game of pool. It’s just one of so many fun things for teens to do at The Beach Club. (Especially when it’s super hot or rainy!) The arcade is a hidden gem at the resort, and you’ll no doubt love it as much as I do!

3. The Village Mercantile

Ladies, you’re going to LOVE this place! So, funny story, one time when I was visiting The Beach Club, I forgot my swimsuit. Yep. that’s me. It’s not the first time it’s happened either, yikes! Anyway, my mom took me to The Village Mercantile and their fashion game was on point! Hats, flip flops, sunglasses, and lucky for me, swimsuits! The Village Mercantile saved my beach trip that week. Plan to stop in while you’re at The Beach Club. You won’t regret it!

4. Sand Island

If you’re a “social butterfly” Sand Island is perfect for you! Whether you want to play a little beach volleyball, hang out with some friends, or meet fellow vacationers, I would 100% recommend Sand Island. Located directly north of The Clubhouse, Sand Island is the perfect hangout spot for teens!

5. The Village Lawn

Looking for more fun things to do at The Beach Club? The Village Lawn combines two of my favorite things, music, and food. I honestly can’t think of anything better than grabbing a bite from one of the food trucks and jamming out to some live music. Guests  who book directly through Spectrum Resorts can charge food to their room number so they don’t have to carry any cash, one of my favorite perks. When staying at the resort, live music at The Village Lawn is on the top of my list. Seriously, you have to experience it!

I hope this list of things teens can do at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores was helpful in planning your beach trip! You’re going to have so much fun at my favorite resort!

See you at the beach,

About Emily

Born and raised on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Emily Hobbs is passionate about helping her community grow and thrive. She volunteers at her local Chamber of Commerce and is enjoying learning about the ins and outs of business and the history of the area. Emily enjoys spending time outside in nature exploring new places as well as cooking, baking, reading and freelance writing. She lives with her parents and sisters in their country home, where they enjoy hosting family and friends on their back porch. She especially loves to spend time with her miniature black and tan dapple dachshund Rudy, who always lends a listening ear when she proofreads her articles.