Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Blog

Welcome to our Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Blog. We at Anchor Vacations live and work in this beautiful area of the Alabama Gulf Coast and we love to share information about whats happening. Local hot spots, recent news, travel tips and more. So if you want the scoop on area information from the locals, check out blog frequently!

Gulf Coast Christmas

Christmas on the Coast

How about spending a white Christmas on the Gulf Coast this year? Trade in your snow boots and shovels for flip-flops and a shelling bucket this holiday season and make some new memories! Santa loves the beach. Where else would he go to get away from the cold weather of the North Pole? So come make […]



The holidays are almost here again, and the rush that comes with it! Thankfully you can escape to the beautiful beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast! Come spend Thanksgiving with us and relax for a change! At a warm 70 degrees with sunny skies, they’ll be no chance of snow but A LOT of sand! […]



Ahhh winter, a beautiful mess. Snow, ice, rain and of course, shovels. Well, how about sun, sand, palm trees and endless fun! Here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, you are part of our community and we want to share paradise with you. There are so many things to do and so many friendships to make […]

Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival

The 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival October 11th- 14th – Gulf Shores, AL If you love seafood, you absolutely cannot miss the National Shrimp Festival. For its 47th year, it will be even better than the last with more than 50,000 pounds of shrimp served per day right at your fingertips. Local award-winning chefs will […]

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend At The Gulf Coast

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Book Direct and Save – Gulf Shores Vacation

Book Direct & Save on your next Gulf Shores Vacation with Anchor Vacations Inc. Did you know that if you are booking your Gulf Shore Vacation through a third party site such as VRBO,, TripAdvisor or AirBnB, etc. you are paying 3-20% more than if you book directly with Anchor Vacations, Inc.? View all of […]

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Gulf Coast Spring Events & Savings

Enjoy a last minute Spring vacation along the Alabama Gulf Coast! Check out a few of the events we have going on in the area while you are in town. We are offering a last minute Spring Special on our Gulf Coast Rentals!! Book Now and you can enjoy 20% OFF the rent when you […]

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | Things to To Do in Spring

There is a lot of fun to be had in Gulf Shores with awesome Orange Beach things to do this spring. Several events we recommend you check out while on vacation are: Ballyhoo Ballyhoo is an exciting one-day event held on March 3, 2018 by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance. This event will take place […]

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Gulf Shore Mardi Gras 2018

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2018 is a great way to enjoy some exciting, family-style parades along the Gulf Coast. Join us at 10 am on Tuesday, February 13th for the Gulf Shores Parade as we let the good times roll along with many others looking to claim treats like beads, moon pies, stuffed animals and […]

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Gulf Shores Thanksgiving Vacation

Thanksgiving is an amazing time of the year to take a vacation in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL. We are offering low rates plus discounts on top of our already low rates! Enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico from the balcony of one of our gulf front rental properties. Treat yourself to one […]

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Gulf Shores Things to Do in November

Get your phone ready so one of our friendly, professional reservationist can help you find a vacation rental for one of the many exciting events we have going on along the Gulf Coast in November!! Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer at the Hangout The 10th Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout […]

Gulf Coast Happenings – Fall 2017

Are there any Gulf Coast events scheduled for this fall?  Well, of course! Check out some of the fantastic food and other events in the area and plan to join us for the fun! After reading about these fun happenings, learn about the lodging deals available! Check out these great Gulf Coast events going on […]

Sea Turtles need clear access to their nesting sites to lay their eggs each season.

Nesting Sea Turtles

Beach Access for Turtles! Leave only footprints was a campaign implemented to help keep the beach clean as well to make it easier for nesting sea turtles to journey from the water to their nesting sites and back again. Leaving nothing on the beach to impede their progress is important for nesting activity. It is very […]

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July 2017 Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Events

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June 2017 Gulf Shores Area Events

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Hangout Music Festival 2017

Easter eggs and sand cookies at the beach.

Easter at the Beach 2017

Check powered hang glider flight off your summer bucket list

Check Something Great Off Your Summer Bucket List!

It’s Time to Check Something Off Your Summer Bucket List! Have you ever thought about navigating the skies from your own aircraft? Wondered what a powered hang glider is? Or wanted to get a little closer to the beautiful skyline above the beaches of Gulf Shores? Then maybe you are ready to check something off your […]

A family walking along a Gulf Shores beach for Spring Break.

A Family Friendly Spring Break

Experience Gulf Shores for Spring Break! The Alabama Gulf Coast is the perfect family friendly spring break destination. It’s a great place to create unforgettable moments with your family and friends on your spring break. What’s even better is that The City has decided to extend the no alcohol ban again this year! This means […]