Campgrounds in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Campgrounds in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Comprising the Gulf of Mexico coast of Alabama, Gulf Shores offers campers a range of options both at the beach and at campgrounds further inland. From there, campers can pursue beachfront and sea activities such as saltwater fishing and snorkeling or more coastal marsh and landward-oriented pursuits such as birding. While Gulf Shores is mostly RV-oriented, there are a number of RV parks that accept tent campers.

Sun Runners RV Park

Sun Runners is located almost 10 miles from the beach, but it is still a good choice for tent campers in Gulf Shores because of its 23 tent campsites. It is also within walking distance of the headwaters of the Bon Secour River, with some access to area fishing. The lightly wooded park's camping facilities include a shower house and coin laundry.

Sun Runners RV Park
19480 County Road 8
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2510
(251) 955-5257


Gulf Coast RV Park

This wooded RV park is situated within walking distance from the Bon Secour River and is less than 2 miles from Oyster Bay, an inland body of water connected to both the Bon Secour and a canal cutting across the Gulf Shores area. That gives it convenient access to the immediate area's fishing and boating opportunities. It is also roughly an 8-mile drive to the beach. Gulf Coast RV Park is exactly that, and all the campsites have hookups. While they do accept tent campers, it is at the same rate as for an RV or trailer. The camping facilities include a coin laundry and shower house.

Gulf Coast RV Park
5584 County Road 6
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-2601
(251) 968-6494

Bay Breeze RV on the Bay

This RV Park is on Oyster Bay and, even though it is on the waterfront, it is not on the Gulf of Mexico. Even so, it is only a roughly 5-mile drive to the beach and well-placed for access to both Fort Morgan Road and Beach Boulevard. It is a small campground with only 25 RV sites, a trio of rental RVs, a single rental cottage and a small, shady pitch for tents. The RV park has its own private pier with a dock and sun deck, and its camping facilities include a coin laundry and shower house.

Bay Breeze RV on the Bay
1901 Bay Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 540-2362


Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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