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4 of the Best Beaches Near Birmingham, AL
| Friday, April 27, 2018


Couple taking road trip for beaches near Birmingham, AL

If you are looking for beaches near Birmingham, AL, you may be considering a trip to Gulf Shores. While Gulf Shores, Alabama, beaches are certainly a decent choice for a road trip, did you know that the South Walton beaches along 30A are the same distance from Birmingham? In some cases, the beaches in Northwest Florida are actually 20 to 30 miles closer! Find out which beaches you should visit in 30A for your next trip.

While you are enjoying South Walton’s beaches near Birmingham, AL, be sure to explore everything else there is to do nearby. Take a moment to request your free Vacation Guide to 30A! With this helpful resource, you will discover the area’s best activities, must-see attractions, and exciting local events. You’ll even find information to help you decide on the perfect place to stay during your trip!

The Best Beaches Near Birmingham, AL

Santa Rosa Beach

When looking at a map of beaches in Alabama, your first thought is probably to head down to Gulf Shores. The road trip there is about 285 miles and takes about four and a half hours of driving time. If you’d like to consider alternative options, we recommend Santa Rosa Beach within 246 miles of Birmingham. In addition to the pristine white-sand beaches of Santa Rosa, you can grab delicious food at Goatfeathers Seafood Restaurant, shop at a variety of stores and boutiques, and snap a picture at the Coastal Dune Lakes!

Blue Mountain Beach

Nearby along 30A, you will find Blue Mountain Beach. This beautiful area got its name from the bold blue lupine flowers along its dunes. Enjoy the turquoise waters, grab fresh sushi from Basmati’s, or check out the retro-style cafe called Lucille’s Gossip Parlor. If you’re feeling adventurous, rent a bicycle and ride along the Timpoochee Trail nearby!

Grayton Beach

Just a little further down 30A is the first community established in South Walton: Grayton. Today, it remains a popular vacation spot with breathtaking beaches and scenery. You can spend an entire day in Grayton Beach State Park enjoying hiking, fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, and more throughout the 2,000 acres of forest and shoreline. If nightlife is more your style, be sure to head over to The Red Bar in the evening for great cocktails, live music, and dancing!

Seagrove Beach

Seagrove is another excellent community and a great option when it comes to beaches near Birmingham, AL. Like all of South Walton’s beaches, you have numerous options for activities in addition to soaking up some sun at the shore. Go for a hike through Deer Lake State Park to enjoy nature and unique wildlife, or keep an eye on the performance schedule at the Seaside Amphitheatre nearby for entertainment.

Find Your Ideal Rental Along the Beach

The best part about visiting these wonderful beaches? At Royal Destinations, we offer remarkable vacation rental properties near them all! Nothing compares to the beaches along the Emerald Coast, and we want to help you experience them. When you take your trip to 30A, make sure to book a stay with us. Since you will be traveling quite far from Birmingham, we encourage you to stay a week or more to really get the full South Walton beach experience! You are just a few clicks away from your dream vacation. Check our availability and book your stay now!




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