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This small coastal city is growing in popularity. The Alabama Gulf Coast offers something for everyone. Swimming, sunbathing, surfing and skim boarding are equally enjoyable on the beaches. Fishing is big there too. Charter fleets leave every day. The Gulf Shores has a lot of wildlife nature trails. Try a zipline course over the waters of Lake Shelby and get a break from those sugar-white clear sandy beaches. Imagine the view! As for nightlife – there is concert or another kind of music event almost every day.