19+ Photo Spots in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Photo Spots in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

If a vacation takes place and no one Instagrams it, did it really happen? We think not. Here are some of our favorite spots for a photo opportunity in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!


Encounter Something Wild

Start by snapping a picture of yourself at one of the animal encounters at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and make all of your animal-loving friends jealous. Because snuggled up with a kangaroo is a typical way to spend a Saturday afternoon, right? If you’re visiting the Gulf Coast, the answer is most certainly yes. You can also:

  • Get cozy with a snake or alligator at the Reptile Garden
  • Let the lemurs climb all over you
  • Get up close and personal with a kangaroo

Want even more animal pics? Check out our favorite animal encounters in Gulf Shores, plus try these ideas:


Classic Rental House Snap

Nothing invokes jealousy like a picture overlooking the Gulf, so nab a classic balcony shot from your rental. Of course, you can also get out of the house and get a classic picture by posing on the shoreline in front of your rental.  It’s your home away from home, after all!

You can’t go wrong with sparkling turquoise waters and sugar-white sand of Gulf Shores, so grab a hospitable stranger to shoot from the shore, and get in the water for a fun group shot.


Foodie Selfie

#EatYourWay around the beach, and show off the edible Gulf Coast. A few impressive and drool-worthy suggestions:

  • Grab a giant platter of seafood to share . Try the Gulf Steamer Tray at The Steamer Baked Oyster Bar.
  • Bill’s by the Beach boasts a Loaded Bloody Mary, which comes topped with a slider, shrimp, Conecuh sausage and cheese, bacon, cherry tomatoes, olives, pickled okra, cocktail onions, spicy green beans, and celery.
  • Take a selfie with a colorful cocktail like a Rum Runner from Bahama Bob’s Beachside Café


Classic Tourist Pictures

Call it typical, call cheesy, call it whatever you want, but we call it worth it. Maybe you don’t want to look like a tourist? Well lucky you, we locals still take these classic shots. Put together a scavenger hunt and snap as many of these as you can.

  • In the chairs in front of Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s
  • With the hands or the giant chair at The Hangout
  • With your new airbrushed tee from a favorite souvenir shop
  • With the purple octopus in Gulf Shores
  • At Gulf State Park Pier


Soaring High

What’s the best way to get a true grasp of Coast? With an aerial view! We suggest having someone photograph you from the safety of the ground, but hold on tight to those phones if you’re taking a selfie.

  •  On the Hummingbird Ziplines at The Wharf
  • Parasailing or another adventure tour
  • On the Ferris Wheel at the Wharf



Prefer to leave the photo taking to the professionals? Check out one of these local photographers who will grab all of the shots of your family that you need to remember your amazing Gulf Coast vacation!


Get booked! 

Want to start snapping pictures as soon as possible? Check out all of our vacation rentals or give us a call at 800-959-7326, and we’ll help you find a photo-worthy accommodation!


Fort Morgan Property Management
6930 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
(800) 959-7326