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Can I bring my pets to the beach?

What's the difference between the Alabama Gulf Coast CVB and the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce?

The Convention & Visitors Bureau was created to market Alabama’s Gulf Coast as a tourism destination. The CVB focuses on marketing efforts outside the local area, designed to bring in overnight visitors. The CVB also offers a tool for local tourism-driven businesses to market themselves to the 4 million+ guests that visit our area each year. The CVB operates and staffs both the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Welcome Centers. The CVB is not a membership-based organization. It represents all businesses within the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan lodging tax districts.

The Chamber of Commerce works to foster a growing business community in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach community. The Chamber provides service training and networking opportunities to area businesses. It also provides relocation information to those interested in moving to the area. The Chamber organizes and hosts the Annual Shrimp Festival each year. Benefits and services are limited to its members.

Help! I need suggestions on what to do in the area?

How long is the Gulf State Park Pier?

Where can I find information on our sea turtles?

Can I get married on the beach?

Where can I fish if I don’t have a boat?

Where are the bike paths?

Where can I get a great deal on lodging?

What can a history buff do in the area?

What if I don’t want to stay in a condominium?

What are the future Mardi Gras dates?

Where can I find a map of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail?

Where can I find some cool downloads?

How do I stay up-to-date on all the latest news on the AL Gulf Coast?

What do the colored flags flying at the beach mean?

What is the ferry’s schedule and rate?

Where exactly is the Alabama Gulf Coast?

Does the area have a zoo?

Can I still go to the beach?

What should I do if I see oil or tar balls on the beach?

Can I go fishing?

Are there any local environmental groups accepting donations?