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Beaches near Fairhope Real Estate on Mobile Bay and Gulf Coast

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By Lucinda Briggs

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Fairhope real estate is located in a charming, historic city on Mobile Bay.  It is within the estuary system that flows into the Gulf of Mexico.  Nearby beaches are narrower, shallower, and more rustic than those along the Gulf shore.  Alabama beaches are big draws for visitors and buyers looking for Fairhope real estate.  It only a few minutes to get from any Fairhope subdivision to the beaches on Mobile Bay.  The expansive stretches of white, sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico are only 30 minutes away.  

Swimming, playing in the sand, picnicking, boating, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, beach volleyball, and flying kites and feeding ducks are popular beach activities for locals.  Besides beach activities, it’s fun to explore underwater coral reefs, oil rigs, shipwrecks, and other unique underwater features.  

The Fairhope Municipal Pier & Park serves as the town square.  It is adjacent to a long stretch of beach with small waves.  A grassy picnic area with shade trees on a high bluff make for extraordinary views of the sunsets.  

Once a year, bucket loads of flounder, shrimp, crabs, and marine life are washed onto the shore in the Fairhope/Point Clear region, creating a festive "Jubilee" celebration in the area.  Fairhope is one of two places in the world that experiences this phenomena.  This is also a stop on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and home to large bird houses on tall poles that attract migrating Purple Martin swallow.

A few miles south of Fairhope properties, there are a couple of large beaches with a calm water cove that easily accommodates young children.  This is part of the Grand Hotel, a landmark at Point Clear.  Sea kayaks and small sailboats are available at the hotel.  In addition, Fairhope Boat Company provides rentals and sales of kayaks, canoes, boats, and equipment for water activities.  Guided saltwater fishing adventure are offered at Making Waves Charters and other companies.

Alabama real estate along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico is another option.  But for residents of Fairhope, it's an easy drive to sunbathing and beach spots on Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach.  Dauphin Island East has a small beach near the Sea Lab and Estuarium.  Dauphin Island West is popular for sunbathing and beach sports.

The beach town of Gulf Shores offers numerous beaches along with full-service resorts, tall condominiums, and beachside cottages.  Adjacent Orange Beach includes four larger beach areas:


  1. Cotton Bayou features free parking a short walk from the beach
  2. East Alabama Point features free parking a short watch from the beach
  3. Romar Beach on the east side of Perdido Pass close to nature conserve  
  4. Gulf State Park offers amenities including pavilions, restrooms, and shaded picnic areas

This is just a sampling of the activities that are part of the high-quality beach life we enjoy season after season.

Buying and Selling Mobile Alabama Real Estate

For information about beautiful Fairhope real estate and Eastern Shore and Gulf shore properties, contact Lucinda Briggs of RE/MAX by the Bay at (251) 423-7127.

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Lucinda Briggs
Re/Max By The Bay


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