Alabama’s southern shores are world renown. Their white sand and emerald waters are a sight to behold. While many Alabamians consider this common knowledge, there was a time before tourism took hold and the beaches of Gulf Shores.


White sand beaches were sparsely dotted by the occasional beach home and thin roads cut across the terrain to connect them. 


Join us as we take a look back at some scenes from Gulf Shores before it became the bustling, popular attraction that it is today.


The Gulf Shores Hotel and Governor’s Home - 1950s


Gulf Shores Streets - 1940s


Gulf Shores - 1950s