Local Area

What brings you to town? While you’re a guest at Beachside Resort Hotel in Gulf Shores, there’s always an answer to that question. Whether you’re here for the beach and a little rest and relaxation, or you want to tour some historic sites and hit the zoo, there’s always something to do in and around Gulf Shores. Let our friendly staff play area guide and fill your days and nights with excitement and adventure.

Featured Attractions


Fishing & Diving

Dive into the action and treat yourself to the wonderful watery world around Beachside Resort Hotel, where fishing and diving options abound in Gulf Shores. Join us in April for the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival or book a stay at our hotel in October for the Annual National Shrimp Festival. No matter when you stay here, we can assist you in booking a charter fishing or diving experience so you can explore the bountiful waters of the gulf.

Take a Day Trip

Gulf Shore has plenty of action right in town—zoos, historic sites, and, of course, the beach. However, we’re also located within day-trip-range of several exciting locations and attractions. So pack up the family, grab directions from our friendly front desk, and take the scenic route to many of these (not-so) local attractions and locations.

interesting perspective shot of a ferris wheel against a clear blue sky.

Local Attractions

Get ready for days and nights filled with action and excitement as a guest at Beachside Resort Hotel. We’re close to the beach, but we’re also close to everything cool in Gulf Shores. Attractions, family fun, piers, historical sites, golf, and more are all within minutes of our hotel. So grab your family and friends and let our friendly staff show you the best local spots for fun!

All Attractions

Things to Do


  • S&S Seafood Market
  • Sunset Cork Room
  • Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Café
  • Kiva Grill
  • Kitty’s Café
  • Picnic Beach
  • Flip Flop Deli Shop
  • Cafe Beignets of Alabama
  • Hazel’s Nook
  • Sassy Bass Island Grill
  • Tacky Jack's
  • LuLu's at Homeport Marina

Day Trip Destinations

  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home—Theodore, Alabama, near Mobile
  • Eastern Shore Art Center—Fairhope, Alabama
  • Fort Gaines—Dauphin, Alabama
  • Fort Morgan—Mobile Point
  • National Naval Aviation Museum—Pensacola, Florida
  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park—Mobile, Alabama
  • Oak Hollow Farm—Fairhope, Alabama
  • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum—Pensacola, Florida
  • Sea Lab Estuarium—Dauphin Island, Alabama
  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art—Ocean Springs, Mississippi