Back to the Beach before Back to School


It’s that time of year again! Shiny new school supplies are lining the shelves of stores and teachers are hard at work prepping for the onset of new students. Sure, you could buckle down and make the kids scrub the house so that everything is in its proper place before the new school year begins. Or you could be the best parent ever and let the kids hit the beach before one last time before they hit the books!  

Fun Events  

On Thursday, August 18, kids and adults alike will enjoy the Annual Back to School Bash on Gulf Shores’ public beach. Each year families bring their blankets and chairs and kick back for music, s’mores, and fun at the beach!  

Meanwhile, Shrek the Musical will be playing a the South Baldwin Community Theatre in early August.  The Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure features new songs plus all of the characters kids know and love.  Get your tickets and show times. 


If you haven’t completed your back to school shopping don’t fret! Tanger Outlets in Foley is the ideal spot to gather all of your beginning of the year must-haves. Book bags, school supplies, new outfits, and everything in between are all available at the outlet stores in Foley. The best part: they’re at outlet prices, too!  

School- (and Kid-) Friendly Attractions  

Want your kids to brush up on their school subjects before they head to the classroom? Check out our favorite day trips covering subjects like science, biology, history, art, and more!  

Can’t make it before school begins? That’s ok, we think a fall vacation in Gulf Shores is a fantastic idea, too!