Population & Tourism in Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores is a coastal city, located in Baldwin County, Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico. The population of Gulf Shores in 2000 was 5,044, with 2,344 permanent households. It is home to a constantly changing population. Summer months generate a surge of tourists estimated in the hundreds of thousands. In addition, we are visited in the winter months by a large population known as “snowbirds.” Snowbirds visit Gulf Shores for as many as three to five months during the winter and spring, and then return to their primary residences in northern states for the remainder of the year.
Shrimping, oystering, and fishing employed almost everyone in the area throughout the early settlement years until the 1970s. Fishing laws and regulations have since diminished this way of life. As tourism and real estate replaced the fishing industries, Gulf Shores’ families began to enjoy a more diversified lifestyle than early settlers.
Attractions & Sightseeing Tours in Gulf Shores
Below are Sightseeing Activity Tours & Attractions in Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA. Visit Bars, Pubs and Night Clubs in Gulf Shores with our Nightlife Tours which include Wine Tasting, Dining Experiences in some of Gulf Shore’s Finest Restaurants.