Splash into Summer: Water Recreation on the Gulf Coast

Summer’s on its way, and you’re no doubt counting down the days to your wet and wild vacation on the Alabama Coast. With pristine beaches, temperate weather and abundant attractions, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are ideal leisure destinations year-round, but they really shine during warmer months. Beach season is in session, so make a splash during your stay with these fun water-recreation opportunities.

Summer Fun Beach Watersports

Scuba divingDiving
The Gulf Coast is becoming increasingly popular among divers for the clarity of its waters, the impressive marine biodiversity and the interesting artificial reefs installed offshore. Exciting opportunities await divers of all skill levels off the coast. Check out the local diving hotspots here.

PaddleboardingKayaking and Paddleboarding
Do you like a little rowing with your watercraft? If so, there are several watersport outfitters in the area that are well equipped to get you paddleboarding and kayaking in the waterways.


Parasailing at the BeachParasailing
Ascend to incredible heights and enjoy bird’s eye views of the coastline while gliding through the air in a parasail. An adventure like none other, parasailing provides thrill-seekers with an opportunity to take in the beauty of the Gulf Coast from a unique perspective.

jet ski rentalsJet skiing
Got a need for speed? Rent a Jet ski and zip through the surface waters to up your adrenaline. Enjoy your rental for up to 8 hours and explore the picturesque bays and waterways of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.