Beach & RV Camping in Gulf Shores, AL

Beach & RV Camping in Gulf Shores, AL
Gulf Shores, Alabama, is on the coast near Orange City and Pensacola, Florida. Tourists flock here in the summer, and for good reason: miles of white sandy beach, and all the attractions you expect from a beach resort area.


Campgrounds fill up in a hurry in spring and summer, so it is best to make reservations. There is beachfront camping, as well as camping on the inland waterway.

Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park has two miles of white beach, freshwater and saltwater fishing, and primitive and modern camping. The phone number is 251-948-7275; website is

Island Retreat

Island Retreat RV is on the beach, close to to all the tourist action of Gulf Shores. Phone number is 866-974-9999; website is

Southport Campground

Southport Campground offers RV sites, as well as primitive camping on a lagoon. Phone number is 251-968-6220; website is

Wales West

Wales West RV Resort is a bit further inland, and has great access to freshwater fishing. The resort also runs a small railway. Phone number is 888-569-5337; website is

Beech Campers

Beech Campers offers primitive camping on the beach. RV sites are a block off the beach. Phone number is 251-981-4136.

Article Written By James Jordan

James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

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