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... help to keep your car from rolling forward or backwards. No, my car did not move an inch and I was driving a Yaris= a very small car. Department of Transportation of Alabama operates the Mobile Bay Ferry which runs between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, Alabama. The ferry crosses the bay all year round, schedules may change depending on the season. Yes, I would used the ferry again but not on a Saturday! Remember everywhere you go there's a story waiting to be shared. More to ...
I would love to write more about my travels but the Internet connection here is extremely slow. I'm sitting outside having coffee, enjoying the morning. You can follow me at Twitter@ Tinamtinamoss my smart phone has a faster connection than my iPad. It's around 1130 am in the morning and I'm sitting at the beach looking out at the ...
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Getting closer to home as we are near the Gulf of Mexico in a little town called Robertsdale, AL.doing a 2 nighter before pushing on. Cannot figure out the heavy traffic going South until we realized the Gulf is only 30 miles away ...
Today ws Fort Morgan, a start shaped fort at the end of Mobile Bay Alabama. This fort along with Fort Gaines tried to protect Mobile Bay against the damn Yankees during the civil war. It then was commissioned in WW1 and WWII just in case.
The interest in this fort is its star shape and defenses.
To add atmosphere a thunderstorm was brewing adding the the sound of cannon ...
... from the drive that we ended up hanging in the pool until dark.
For dinner we pulled out the campstove that Hillary's uncle donated to our cause. That thing packs a punch. We whipped up some hamburger helper in no time and feasted. This place is great, we didn't even have to put on bug spray at night. We were so beat after a day spent driving and out in the sun that we both just took showers and attempted to play that same game Hillary ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Beach Club Gulf Shores
Last year was my first visit to Gulf Shores and the Beach Club. You know how you book a room on the internet and you're not quite sure what you're going to get because 9 times out of 10 you're at least a little disappointed? Last year I nervously booked a 2 bedroom condo on the web at the Beach Club for a week and took my chances only to find the most wonderful, beautiful, most comfortable and impeccably decorated condo I had every seen! They supplied everything except consumables and the attention to detail was amazing. Searching through all the closets we discovered that they even left us a large box of beach toys including rafts and stuff!
My family and I just got back from the Beach Club. Gulf Shores is a great family beach location, and the Beach Club is a high end resort, but I probably won't stay there again for a couple of reasons. Number 1: I chose this location because it is pretty secluded. I thought that meant less crowds. Well, because it was practically the only resort around (it was 11 miles off the highway), it was very concentrated with people. As a result, the beach was very crowded as was the restaurant and the lunch grille. Also, the last couple of years, I've been going to Mexico for all-inclusives. I was not used to being charged for every little thing. The chairs at the beach were $20 a day (and only till 4 p.m.). We ended up buying some at the grocery store (11 miles away). Also, if you want to participate in various exercise classes or the tennis clinic, that is also a small fee. The food at the buffet is not very good. The restaurant food is good but very expensive. On the plus side, the rooms were nice, and the beach, the main reason we went after all, was great. Next time I'm in the area, though, I'll probably stay in Orange Beach.
This is a beautiful facility. Good beach access, great pools. We had a two bedroom on the 5th floor of the Bristol Tower and had no complaints about the room. Very fancy. Kitchen well equipped.
Great vacation at the beach club
stayed at the beach club for one week, may 29-june 4, 2004. Staff was friendly. Very family orientated place. Condos were new, clean and soundproof. The grounds were well kept and the pools were nice and clean. The kiddie pool is not too big about the size of the jacuzzi. the restaraunt was also good. There is also a playground area for kids. gulf shores is a nice vacation destination and I would highly recommend both gulf shores and the beach club.
We had a fabulous stay at this wonderful facility. 15 of us travelled together to this resort location and it was absolutely beautiful! The grounds were meticulously cared for, the unit it we stayed in was decorated perfectly and the ocean was amazing. We were there over Easter and the week after. The facility could not have been nicer, however we did have some concerns over the safety of the ocean when the tide rolled in and trapped a few people out in the waves. We felt the lack of safety precautions at the ocean left much to be desired - but I think that is all steeped in liability issues and probably the same wherever you go. I would mention that the weather was very nice but not hot and 4 of the 5 pools are not heated, so they were really utilized very little because it was just too cold. Another thing I would mention is that outside the facility we found very little southern hospitality that you tend to hear people speak of. The people were rather tired of us northerners and were not the least bit interested in chatting with us. They seemed bored and ungrateful for the dollars we spent in their community. The chamber in Gulf Shores may want to consider addressing this. I mention these things because despite a few concerns, the Beach Club delivered and then some. We would consider returning to stay there in a heart beat. The club and spa services were fabulous. I did water aerobics every other day. This location is a little bit remote, but it is well worth the 10 minute drive out of Gulf Shores. If I were travelling to this area, I wouldn't consider staying anyplace else.
Top notch location
Spent an excellent week here in November 2003. The restaurant is very good value for money and the service was very efficent and friendly.
The only downside was that the airconditioning was noisy at times but this was probably due to the stormy weather on a couple of days. It was the little touches like the daily manicuring of the gardens and the firm but fair house rules that set this location aside from others. We would definitely return to the Beach Club.
Awsome Awsome Awsome!
this place is so great you can relax by the pool or swim in the sea it is what ever you want to do. It isn't crowded so you dont have to worry about getting lost and you can let your kids just run free!!you can just sit back and relax! Hope you enjoy your stay
We have just returned from a short stay at the Beach Club. It was three days of bliss. We were forced to have a date during spring break due to a family wedding. The Orange Beach area was very crowded and party city. The Beach Club was off a quiet road outside of Gulf Shores. The resort is very family oriented. We saw very few partiers. The condo itself was beautiful and clean. All the ammenities were included. (Remember to bring soap for the wash and dishes.) We got a paper every morning and the staff was resopnsive to our needs. The facilites were lovely. They had several outdoor pools and an indoor pool although our children were more intereseted in the beautiful beach. We rented some beach chairs and it was worth the extra expense. We were on the 11th floor and the view was incredible. The only negative was some problems with the air conditioner. Fortunately, the weather was mild and the staff worked on the problem. The beds were comfortable and the linen was of a good quality. My husband golfed at Kiva Dunes and was very impressed. We also saw Fort Morgan just down the road. The closest real grocery store and fast food are 12 miles down the road, so don't forget the necessities. Dine at Mikee's in Gulf Shores for great food at a reasonable price. There is a reason it is in Froder's. We would love to return for a longer stay.
The Beach Club is the ultimate in relaxation! Gorgeous beaches, sparkling pools, and all the amenities you imagine in a resort environment - at prices far less than you might expect. Your experience at The Beach Club can be whatever you want it to be! In it's seculded location, you feel as if you have an exclusive place to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. If it is solitude you crave, there are lots of lovely places inside and outside of your unit, to wind down and enjoy the view. If it is activity you are after, the premesis offer a nice restaurant with excellent food. A lounge with a tropical feel featuring music and great drinks. There are also poolside bars and a great poolside grill. Visit the Village Center for sandwiches, casual food items, lucious bakery treats and a market for all the essentials - including cooked food items to take back to the unit and heat up. Need a massage? A treatment at The Spa will leave you feeling pampered. Tennis courts are plentiful. Visit the indoor pool for a change of pace.A Village Mercantile with a cute soda fountain complete the list of places to visit at The Beach Club. You will truly enjoy your experience in this wonderful, exclusive Gulf Coast resort.
Excellent family vacation! We played on the beach and ate until we couldn't eat anymore. The unit we stayed in was a 3bd 3bath with an awesome view. Everything was very very clean and everyone whom worked there was super friendly. What more can I say???? we had a great time!!!!!!