If you put your compass point on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and opened it just the littlest bit, you'd see how close we really are to your town. Cities like Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville and Houston are all just a short day's drive away. And, if you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Montgomery or Jackson, you can be here in a few hours.
Once you hop off I-65, I-10 exit 49 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Beach Express make it easy as key-lime pie to cruise straight down to the beach. For detailed directions or to check the distance from where you live, take a look at our mileage chart. We've also provided local and regional maps to help you plan your visit.
If flying is more your speed, most major airlines service the nearby Mobile and Pensacola airports. Direct flights are available from some cities. Both airports are about an hour's drive from the beach, so once you land you'll want to rent a car. A convertible, maybe? Let the warm breeze blow through your hair as you get closer and closer to the white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Some direct flights are also available at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores.
Arriving by sea is easy, too. Travel the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf Coast. The Tennessee-Tombigbee links the Intracoastal Waterway to several river ports in the Midwest. Our Marinas page has more information on area marinas.
Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)
Jack Edwards Airport (Gulf Shores)
Foley Municipal Airport
Mobile Bay Ferry Schedule
Mobile Bay Ferry Ticket Booth - 251-861-3000
Baldwin Rural Area Transportation System (BRATS)
Luxury Limo, LLC
Mobile Bay Transportation Co., Inc. (airport shuttle)
Jack Edwards Airport Car Rentals (Gulf Shores): 251-968-6380
Run Gulf Shores, Sat. Feb 11, 2017
THE Place to stay:
Turquoise Place and Spectrum Resorts are the only poperties you need to look at. Make this race a Vacation for the family or for the group. Turquoise Place is our official Host resort that will treat you like the royalty that you are. The rooms and the views will leave you breathless.
Not only are our host resort they, Turquoise Place is also the location of our Charity event, The Race to the Top of the Tower, taking place Friday night benefiting the Special olympics of Alabama.
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