Gulf Shores Wins High Ratings Again – No Surprise!. You may have notice that Gulf Shores was rated as the number 2 vacation destination in the country in a recent Good Morning America Poll but this is not the first time that the Gulf Shores Beaches have won a top rating as a vacation destination.
Here are a few other sources that have rated Gulf Shores as a top family destination.The Travel Channel rated Gulf Shores as one of the top 5 gulf coast beaches. The National Resources Defense Council gave Gulf Shore’s beaches “Super Star” quality water rating. Southern Living gave Gulf Shores the number one slot as the best family destination for under $200/night. Parents Magazine rated Gulf Shores as one of the top ten beach towns for Families. So you might be curious as to Why Gulf Shores Continues To Win Top Ratings as one of the top vacation destinations in the country. As grandfather of nine and a frequent visitor to Gulf Shores, none of this comes as any surprise to me. Let me tell you why.
The Lighthouse vacation rentals were originally a rambling wooden apartment building on Gulf Shores Beach. It had a community laundry area where people would meet up as they washed their clothes. To this day people who stayed at the “Old” lighthouse still think back of those as the good old days and stay in touch.
Today the Lighthouse building is 750 feet ling and houses 283 condos and is one of the premiere buildings on the beach. It was that easy getting here, though. Construction had already begun when hurricane Ivan landed on the Alabama Gulf Shores Coast. (more…)