Where is Gulf Shores’ Nearest Airport?

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Gulf Shores is a great destination for a fun vacation with your family or a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. Did you know that right next to this popular destination is a town with the same amazing beaches, but fewer crowds? Yup! It’s true. Where is Fort Morgan? It is just minutes from the heart of Gulf Shores, and is the ideal spot for families or group gatherings that want to be near the larger city but still want peace and quiet. You can lounge on the beach with a cold beverage and watch the kids play.

If you’re planning to fly into the area, you’ll want to come into the closest airport so the fun can get started right away! You’ll also want to secure a vacation home that’s near all your most anticipated attractions while still giving you a bit of privacy. Here is our complete guide for reaching the area and picking from our Gulf Shores vacation rentals.

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Flying into Gulf Shores

The closest airport to Gulf Shores is Jack Edwards Airport, located just 2.5 miles from the city. Since this airport is on the smaller side, you may have to make a connection in another city to reach Jack Edwards. If you prefer to come into a bigger airport, your best option is the Pensacola International Airport, located about 38 miles from Gulf Shores.

Renting a Car

It’s simple to grab a rental car from any nearby airport to make the drive through Gulf Shores to our quiet beaches in Fort Morgan. Jack Edwards Airport offers car rental services through Hertz, Enterprise, and 4 Lane Auto. They also offer taxi and limo transportation services through companies such as Luxury Limo LLC and Blue Dolphin Cab. Pensacola International Airport has over 10 rental car companies on site, as well as taxis, limos, shuttles, and more.

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Why You Should Stay in Fort Morgan

Now that you’ve reached the Gulf Shores area, you’re going to need a place to stay. Just 30 minutes away is the picturesque Fort Morgan, a laid-back community with tons of appeal on its own. Everyone from history buffs to nature lovers will find something to do in Fort Morgan, and you’re close enough to Gulf Shores and the surrounding cities to make an easy day trip.

Staying in Fort Morgan is much cheaper and much less crowded than staying in the city itself. Our Gulf Shores rentals put you right near the action and provide a beautiful view while still giving you an ideal dose of seclusion.

Driving from Gulf Shores to Fort Morgan

It typically takes about 30 minutes to drive from Gulf Shores to Fort Morgan. By following Gulf Shores Parkway and Fort Morgan Road, you have a virtually direct route in between the two cities, making it a breeze to reach all your favorite places.

Gulf front vacation rental home in Fort Morgan, AL

Choose Your Rental

Staying in Fort Morgan presents tons of options for rental homes, so you can ensure you’re getting the best for your family. If you’re looking for a room with a view, our Gulf Shores beach house rentals and Gulf view homes guarantee a picture-perfect sight of the water from any room. You can enjoy watching the waves roll in while drinking your morning coffee or relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

We are proud to offer rentals with luxurious amenities to make you feel right at home. Our rentals with pools make it simple to indulge in the water from your own private space. If you’re bringing your furry friend, we’ve got pet-friendly getaway homes that will provide plenty of room for everyone and put you near some of the best attractions.

Is Gulf Shores calling your name yet? Staying in Fort Morgan gives you two vacations in one, where you can relax and unwind in our easy-going town and still easily reach all the fun sights in Gulf Shores. With our countless rental options, you’ll be able to find the perfect haven for your family on your budget. We can’t wait to help you love the Fort Morgan area just as much as we do!