Escape to Martinique on the Gulf Before Summer Kicks Into Gear

boardwalk to beach Martinique

Need to truly get away from it all? Martinique on the Gulf is calling your name. Nestled alongside the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, Martinique is a pristine beach resort community offering 600 feet of secluded beachfront. While you're still within reach of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores amenities and attractions, you may find you prefer the seclusion of one of our beach cottages. 

Gulf Shores, Alabama, is perfect at the end of spring before summer break kicks into gear. The weather is in the high 70s to low 80s, and the chance for rain is fairly low. You can unwind and enjoy the picturesque grounds at Martinique, as well as the surrounding wildlife refuge and beyond. 

Return of Gulf Shores Events

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dates: May 12-14, 2022

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is taking place at OWA in nearby Foley, AL. This family-friendly event boasts more than 40 hot air balloons, live music, vendors, and fun for all ages. Watch the balloons set sail into the sky at dusk and dawn each day. With plenty of things to do at OWA, like shopping, dining, and entertainment, the family can easily spend an entire afternoon here. 

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Explore Gulf Coast Nature Preserves

One of the best things about Martinique is that it sits along one of the Gulf Coast's most beautiful nature preserves. Bon Secure National Wildlife Refuge is known for its birding, hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and more. The wildlife refuge is home to loggerhead and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, which nest here each year. 

Other parks and nature preserves in the region include the Gulf State Park, the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail system. Grab your hiking shoes or rent a bike in the area to spend your days in the Great Outdoors. 

Water Sports and Activities

There are so many ways to get out and into the water near Martinique on the Gulf. There are several local companies that offer paddleboard and kayak rentals for those who prefer to stay on top of the water, as well as plenty of places to go scuba diving for those who want to explore underneath the surface. 

Fishing charters and cruises are also hugely popular in the area. You can see a pod of wild dolphins in their natural habitat or fish for red snapper, grouper, marlin, tuna, sharks, barracuda, and more. Local charters offer opportunities for offshore, inshore, nearshore, and deep sea fishing excursions. 

Plan Your Beach Vacation to Martinique on the Gulf

While there is plenty to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Martinique on the Gulf features everything you truly need in its resort community. Unwind in the resort pools, break a sweat on the tennis courts, and relax on the beach just steps away. Our Gulf Shores rentals at Martinique are the perfect spot to plan your beach getaway this spring. 

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Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022