Mayor's Office

A Message from the Mayor

On behalf of the residents, staff and City Council, I am honored to welcome you to Gulf Shores, AL.

Nestled on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores has become Alabama’s number one tourist destination and is home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the country. Whether it is a leisurely walk along our miles of coastline, a fitness-inspired trek down one of our many trails, or an exhilarating boat ride across our backwaters and bays, Gulf Shores offers breathtaking moments around every corner.

Gulf Shores blends its small town, family-friendly atmosphere with a thriving big beach economy providing wholesome, Southern hospitality and first-class attractions. Enjoy fresh seafood at locally-owned restaurants, take a stroll through our many shops, and explore the natural beauty of our parks, trails, and beaches.

Each year, millions of guests fall in love with our coastal community with many developing long-standing family traditions of relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones while enjoying our expansive, white sand beaches.

Whether you are seeking a beach escape for a day or for a lifetime, Gulf Shores is an uncomplicated beach community, making it the perfect prescription for relaxed living.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and explore all that Gulf Shores has to offer and experience what our Small Town, Big Beach is all about.


Robert Craft, Mayor