Gulf Shores is located at the far south end of Highway 59 and is a well known vacation destination for anyone looking for a beach getaway. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores is a vibrant coastal city and the host to the National Shrimp Festival, Hangout Music Festival, Oyster Festival and other major events that help fuel the economy throughout the year. Little Lagoon provides a calm day on the water for locals and tourists, while Lake Shelby at Gulf State Park allows for daily water activities inside the area’s largest campground. The Gulf State Park Pier allows visitors and locals the opportunity to fish and enjoy time on the water. Condominiums and beach homes blanket the coastline from east to west, and many restaurants and entertainment venues thrive year-round thanks to the large number of tourists who choose Gulf Shores as their vacation spot.