Metal Detecting Alabama Beaches
Situated along the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama has 53 miles of coastline and about 1,670 square miles of offshore and inland waters. Major rivers include the Alabama River, Chattahoochee River, Tennessee River, and Tombigbee River. Major lakes include Guntersville Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Martin Lake, West Point Lake, and Wilson Lake. A little over 3% of the state is covered by water.
Source: National Par Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Cotton Bayou Beach
Located at the intersection of Highway 182 and 161.
Dauphin Island Public Beach
Dauphin Island is South of Mobile, Alabama off of 193. A 14-mile island with stretches of undeveloped beaches sitting just off the coastline of Alabama. You take a long causeway to get to the island from the southern end of Alabama.
Public access fees of $5 per car, $2 per adult, and $20 for RVs, buses, and trailers.
Dauphin Island West End Public Beach
Located on the western end of Dauphin Island. Open seven days a week, morning till evening, West End Public Beach has strict policies against pets, littering, and overnight stays. The resident owners of the island with parking permits are free to park but the non-residents must pay a nominal fee for parking and entrance. Amenities at the beach include AC restrooms, showers, chair rentals, lifeguards, snacks and drinks vendors, a picnic area, and a water slide for children.
Fairhope Alabama Beach
Located next to the Municipal Pier of Fairhope.
Fairhope Municipal Pier, North Beach, and Magnolia Beach Park – Fairhope
Not everyone wants their beach vacation to be over-the-top. Some desire a quieter, humble, more conservative beach experience. That type of beach can be found in the small town of Fairhope, located north of the Gulf Coast, on the East side of Mobile Bay. This small town of 13,000 people is a haven for artists and writers and a warm host to visitors with lots of arts and crafts to share. Beautiful tree-lined streets and three distinct sandy beaches provide all of the scenery necessary to complete the picture of this quaint, charming small town.
Florida Point Beach
A part of the Gulf State Park. In the town of Orange Beach, Florida Point Beach is a mile-long beach that is located east of the Perdido Pass. The Pass separates Florida Point from Alabama Point and is at the mouth of the river by the same name.
Gulf Shores Gulf State Park
Between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is the 6,000-acre expanse of Gulf State Park with a two-mile-long beach.
Gulf Shores Main Public Beach
Located in Alabama’s well known beach town, Gulf Shores. There are several beaches comprising the Gulf Shores, the Main Public Beach ranks very highly among them all. $5 for all-day parking.
Gulf Shores West Beach
West Beach extends from Fort Morgan peninsula to Mobile Bay and is separated by the Bay by Little Lagoon lake down highway 182 from the main Gulf Shores area. The beach runs for six miles, getting less and less populated the further west you go. The entire six-mile beach is open to the public.
Most of the island’s shoreline is dotted with residential homes but West Beach is mostly open to the public. The nearby Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a great attraction for wildlife enthusiasts.
Gulf Shores Fort Morgan Beach
A long-finger-shaped peninsula. Most of the headland is a section of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. There are only two access points to the beach.
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
Florida Point Beach – Alabama
Another Orange Beach option, this one is located just east of Perdido Pass and stretches just over a mile long. With the amenities of Orange Beach, this spot of sand is a bit more out of the way than Cotton Bayou and therefore has a bit less traffic. The dunes are complemented by picnic areas, restroom facilities, and a boardwalk. Head south under the highway and turn east along the Gulf Coast for the best stretches of sand and the most privacy. A plus: parking at this beach is free.
Muscle Shoals Sandy Beach resides
Orange Beach Alabama Metal Detecting
An eight-mile-long stretch of coastline. Metal detecting on beaches of Orange Beach is permitted. Holes are to be returned to natural grade following investigation. Refer to: The Official Website of the City of Orange Beach Alabama.
City of Orange Beach
4099 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
One of the beaches of the Gulf State Park located a few miles east of Highway 59.