Camping at Southport in Gulf Shores, AL

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Camping at Southport is not exactly camping under the stars, but the views of the Intracoastal Waterway and proximity to the beaches add an element of adventure to your stay.

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Cindy M. Jones


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Southport Campgrounds



Not what you would consider camping under the stars, Southport Campgrounds is tucked underneath the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge that connects the mainland of Gulf Shores and what is considered Pleasure Island. Within walking distance of Lucy Buffett's LuLu’s Restaurant and Homeport Marina, food and entertainment will never be a problem.

Enjoy spectacular views of the many vessels traveling along the Intracoastal Waterway. A pier and kayak launch allows entry into the water or a place for fishing.

A bathhouse, restrooms, clubroom with kitchen access, and coin operated laundry facilities are available.  Southport Campgrounds is a short three mile drive to the public beaches of Gulf Shores.

What Makes It Great

Conveniently located off Highway 59 South, the campgrounds is close to shopping and grocery stores. Tent campsites are not marked and are directly underneath the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge.  The campgrounds can be a noisy with the Intracoastal Waterway and bridge traffic but it is shaded and sandy giving it a rustic beach feel. A green space on the water’s edge has several picnic tables and sitting areas for groups, adding a nice touch. This campground is more suited for RV camping but does have tent sites. There are no playgrounds or swimming pools. During festivals, the campgrounds can become crowded.

Pirates Island Adventure Golf and The Track Family Recreation Center are less than a mile away and several public beach access points are only three miles from the campgrounds. Everything you need to make your stay more comfortable is within a five to ten minute drive.

Who is Going to Love It

 If you are looking for a place to pitch a tent for a couple of nights, this will do. RV'ers will be the ones who most appreciate this spot, especially with a water view site.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Traveling on Highway 59 South/gulf Shores Parkway, turn right at red light before the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge onto East 29th Ave. for 0.2 miles. Continue straight onto County Road 4 for 341 feet, keep right and continue onto Waterway W. Blvd. for 308 feet. Turn right onto West 25th Ave. Campgrounds will be on the left.

Some pet restrictions. Call for more information.

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Camping at Southport in Gulf Shores, AL

108 Waterway W Blvd
Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542
30.281366, -87.687699

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