Hidden Gems: Local’s Favorite Hideaways

Check out these local hideaways on your next visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast! Where do the locals go to enjoy their perfect paradise? The following are where they choose to getaway for the day!


Robinson Island

Robinson is the largest of the islands just inshore from Perdido Pass in Orange Beach. The city of Orange Beach owns all these islands, which also include Walker Island, Gilchrist Island and Bird Island. All these hidden gems are accessible by water only and provide an amazing place to enjoy all sorts of water activities from paddle boarding to just floating the day away! If you decide to rent a boat while you are here or bring your own, you’ll definitely want to check out this little deserted paradise!


Photo Credit: Pirate's Cove Facebook

Photo Credit: Pirate’s Cove Facebook

Pirate’s Cove

This local’s oasis provides it ALL! It’s the atmosphere, beach and view that really make this a perfect hideaway for locals! Technically, this getaway is a hidden restaurant with some of the best hamburgers and bushwackers available in the area! You can drive the long way around to visit this local favorite or if you have access to a boat, you can leave Robinson Island and make your way Northeast around Bear Point to Josephine to find it! You won’t regret it!


Photo Credit: Rea


Little Lagoon

In Gulf Shores, this lazy little lagoon is a local gem! Running between part of Fort Morgan Road and West Beach Blvd, this is a perfect place to catch a few crabs, relax at West Beach Pass and even take your boat on down to the bird sanctuary to find your own private beach! You can even find sand bars that you can walk out to the middle of the lagoon on. It’s a perfect little hidden paradise!

Next time you are visiting our favorite part of the Gulf Coast, be like us locals and enjoy these hidden gems for yourself!