Although Elberta is a small city, it has enough character and charm to fill the state of Alabama! Because of its closeness to the Gulf Coast, Elberta was the site of some of the earliest European explorations of the country and it still celebrates its German heritage today. Located in Baldwin County, Alabama’s largest county, this town is surrounded by rich history and culture. The county features many Civil War sites, such as Fort Morgan, and Bottle Creek archaeological site has preserved burial and shell mounds left by the people of the Mississippian culture that once occupied the land there.
Elberta is home to many wonderfully wacky things to see, such as the marvelous roadside attraction of Bamahenge, a complete fiberglass replica of Stonehenge, and several huge sculptures of dinosaurs hidden in the woods nearby. Pop a leash on your furever friend and take a stroll around these unforgettable finds!
Pirate’s Cove is a paradise for puppies and people alike and is a mutts-visit for those who love food as much as they love our four-legged favorites. Local dogs love to mingle with visitors, and they can be seen running around and waiting to give a wagging welcome. Your dog is free to do some off-leash socializing on the sand or sit by your side while you snack. Whether you travel by ship or car, this is the pawfect place for some feasting fun with Fido!
Gulf Shores is a simple but splendid spot to bring your barking bestie for some off-leash adventures. It has separate areas for the tallest tykes and smallest sniffers, and plenty of seats and shade for some cool-down time on sunny days. There’s water on-site to keep your hound hydrated but bring some doggy waste bags in case the park runs out. Fort Morgan Beach is a pupperific place to make waves with your dog. You have to keep pooches on a leash, but they can still bury their paws in the sand and join you for a paddle. If you’ve got a water baby who needs a proper swim, then Gulf State Park can’t be missed. This dog park gives access to a small beach and a freshwater lake.
You’d be barking mad not to take the drive to Daphne Dog Park with your darling dog. Spot can go wagging with other pups in this off-leash open space with separate areas for small and large dogs. Not only are there water fountains here, but you'll also find a grooming station and pooper-scooper stations too! Snakes have been spotted around the outskirts, so just keep an eye on where Spot is sniffing. Daphne Bayfront Park has a beautiful boardwalk for woodland walkies, a pier with stunning views of the water, and a gazebo for a scenic place to rest. Keep your precious pup on a leash as alligators have been spotted in the water.
You certainly won’t be barking up the wrong tree if you’re heading to Orange Beach in search of furry fun. Unleash your pup's playful side in the Unleashed Orange Beach Dog Park, where the regulars are always waiting to greet you with a smile and a sniff. Max can run through hoops, jump, and roll in the obstacle course, and there’s always lots of tennis balls lying around just waiting to be thrown! There are water stations and shaded seating areas for all to enjoy. Named after a rescue dog and decorated with doggy drawings and artwork on the walls, Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar loves dogs and welcomes you and your fur baby on their outdoor patio. They’ll even bring out some cold water for Fido.
Have some fetching fun with your congenial canine in Fairhope Dog Park, which gives visitors the best of both worlds. Whether you want to have a ball in the open field or wander through the wooded area, this park has it all! There’s so much space for furry frolicking, and big and small dogs have their own separate enclosures. The park provides doggy water bowls and is a real haven for hounds. If you fancy a delicious deli-style dish in a dog-friendly restaurant, then head to Mary Ann's Deli & Catering, where the wait staff never forgets to bring some water to all their four-legged visitors.
The prime location of Foley Dog Park is just one of the things that makes this a doggone great place for pups. The park is bursting with budding trees and has designated areas for dogs of different sizes. Bowls with fresh water and doggy waste bags are provided, and there’s plenty of picnic spots to "paws" and grab a tasty treat. The park is adjacent to the Antique Rose Trail, which is the pawfect place for a whimsical walk through the beautiful disease-resistant rose bushes. Shrimp Basket is ready and waiting to dish out some delicacies while your pooch sits by your side in their outdoor seating area. Bone Appetit!