Getting to Gulf Shores

Martinique on the Gulf is located along the Alabama Gulf Coast on the Fort Morgan Peninsula. Our property sits about 12 miles from downtown Gulf Shores, 10 miles from Fort Morgan, and 20 miles from Orange Beach. You can get to Martinique on the Gulf by driving, flying to a nearby airport, or taking a ferry. Gulf Shores boasts top rental car companies if you need to rent a car for your vacation as well.

Here's our guide to help you figure out the best way to get to the Gulf Shores, AL.

Flying to Gulf Shores

The Pensacola International Airport is the closest large airport, carrying all the major airlines. This airport is about an hour and a half away from Martinique on the Gulf. Once you get out of the airport you'll take FL-292 to AL-180, which will bring you all the way to Boulevard Martinique. You'll enjoy a beautiful, scenic route for much of the drive with views of natural sand dunes, the Gulf of Mexico, and coastal forest.

The Mobile Regional Airport is much smaller, but it still serves major airline carriers like Delta, American, and United. The Mobile Airport Authority runs both the regional airport and the new Mobile Downtown Airport. The Mobile Airport is about an hour and 45 minutes from Martinique on the Gulf. To get here you'll take I-65 S to I-10 E to AL-59 to AL-180. 

Driving to Gulf Shores

If you're looking for a fun road trip, Gulf Shores is a great destination. Driving here makes it easy to get around when you want to get out and explore the area as well. Here are a few driving estimates to the Gulf Shores from major U.S. cities. 

  • Atlanta: 6 hours, 350 miles
  • Birmingham: 5 hours, 285 miles
  • Chicago: 15 hours,  950 miles
  • Cincinnati: 11 hours, 745 miles
  • Dallas: 10 hours,  650 miles
  • Houston: 8 hours, 530 miles
  • Indianapolis: 12 hours, 760 miles
  • Kansas City: 15 hours, 900 miles
  • Louisville: 10 hours, 650 miles
  • Memphis: 7 hours, 420 miles
  • Montgomery: 3 hours, 190 miles
  • Nashville: 8 hours, 470 miles
  • New Orleans: 3 hours, 200 miles
  • New York: 20 hours, 1200 miles
  • Tallahassee: 3 hours, 250 miles

Gulf Shores Ferry Services

The Mobile Bay Ferry offers quick and scenic rides across the Mobile Bay, which is a great option for those driving all the way here or renting a car at the Mobile Airport. Ferries carry passengers across Mobile Bay between Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan at Mobile Point.

Along the route, you'll see two historic forts at the entrance of Mobile Bay. The two ferry systems, the Fort Morgan and Marissa Mae Nicole, take approximately 40 minutes to get to their destinations. 

The ferry service runs year-round and offers more service during the busy summer months. Service is always weather dependent, but you can stay ahead of service updates by checking their website or Facebook page. the Mobile Bay Ferry provides daily updates of schedules, restrictions, and more. 

Phone: (251) 861-3000

Gulf Shores Car Rentals

If you're flying into Gulf Shores, renting a car can make getting around much easier.

Rental Car Carriers at Pensacola Airport:

Rental Car Carriers at Mobile Airport:

  • Alamo: (251) 633-4003
  • Avis: (251) 633-4743
  • Dollar: (251) 634-4988
  • Enterprise: (251) 634-8639
  • Hertz: (251) 633-4000
  • Thrifty: (251) 633-7522
  • National: (251) 633-4004

If you're not interested in renting a car, there are several limo and taxi services at both airports, and you can also use ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. 

Our address is 987 Boulevard Martinique, Gulf Shores, AL 36542. Contact us directly if you need assistance finding Martinique on the Gulf.


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