Stock up for your trip home or enjoy during your visit. Coastal Alabama’s markets dish up the freshest local seafood, vegetables and fruit as well as beer and wine.
Hop on one of the many bay or deep-sea fishing boats to enjoy a day “gone fishing” that most only dream of. Mobile Bay’s open waters, rivers and bays offer a wide variety of fishing, as well as scenery that is hard to beat anywhere in the country. If you aren’t up for baiting your hook, visit one of the many fresh seafood markets or seafood restaurants right on the Causeway, where the food comes literally right off the boat.
For fresh Gulf Coast Seafood, stop in at any of the delicious restaurants along the Causeway in Spanish Fort. Enjoy fresh seafood with a gorgeous view of the sunset from one of their incredible decks.
Pick fresh, organic blueberries at Weeks Bay Plantation. Enjoy live music, water skiing and working farm tours.
Southern Napa Fine Wine House in Olde Towne Daphne offers the finest wines from Napa Valley, California, Oregon and international producers that you won’t be able to find in other stores in the Southeast. Stay a while and enjoy a glass.
Take a morning trip to Perdido Winery for a complimentary wine tasting and tour. Perdido Vineyards produces premium white, red and rosé table wines with the fresh fruity taste of our native Scuppernong and Muscadine grapes, as well as wines made from Alabama apples.
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Visit one of the many seafood markets in the area, many of which can pack seafood to cook in your condo or to take home with you.
A long day spent in the sun calls for a relaxing stop at Big Beach Brewing Company to experience Gulf Shores’ first and only brewery. This family-friendly establishment features plenty of outdoor games, live music and an open-air environment.
The Coastal Alabama Fisherman’s and Farmer’s Market is one of the most diverse and exciting places to shop for anything and everything fresh and local. Farm-to-table grass-fed beef; local organic honey, vegetables and fruits; and of course fresh seafood; are just a few of the dozens of growers and makers you will find here every Saturday most moths of the year.
Take a short drive east of Foley to find one of the more unique little spots in the county—Sweet Home Farms Dairy. Sweet Home Farm is a working family dairy that was the first farmstead cheese operation in Alabama. The mild Gulf Coast climate allows their herd of Guernsey cows to feed on pasture year round. Specializing in all natural, unpasteurized cheeses aged 90 days or longer, offerings like Bayside Blue, Montebella, Perdido Gouda and a bevy of flavored cheeses with organic herbs, spices or fruits.
If ever there was a place people all over the world may associate with fresh seafood—especially fresh oysters, fish, and of course, shrimp—it’s Bayou La Batre! (Thank you, Forest Gump and Bubba). Just stop into any of the dozens of amazing fresh seafood markets and go home with the freshest catches America has to offer.
Travel to this fishing mecca, where you can take a scenic drive thru the “Seafood Capital of the South” and see shrimping and fishing boats rolling in with their fresh catch under beautiful Spanish-moss covered Live Oaks, historic homes and truly down-home Southern culture.
Go deep-sea fishing from Dauphin Island and head out into the beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.