Tommy & Christy's Beach Retreat

Tommy & I are proud owners of a condo in Gulf Shores, AL so please keep us in mind when booking your next beach trip! For more info about this unit visit our page listing #465882.

1BR with pullout sofa bed and built in bunk beds for kids. Sleeps 5. Ocean front balcony, free wifi and deeded beach access! Perfect for a small family. Unit also includes: iron & ironing board, safe for valuables, hair dryer, washer & dryer, coffee maker, blender, & toaster oven. Best days, are days spent at the beach - please contact us to arrange your next beach vacation!!

Operating as usual

[06/18/21]   ๐Ÿšฉ๐ŸšฉDouble red flags are now flying at Gulf Shores beaches.๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ

Double red flags mean that WATERS ARE CLOSED to the public due to potentially life-threatening rip currents and dangerous surf.

For real-time updates on surf conditions, visit or call 251-968-TIDE. Stay safe!!!


Please keep in mind the following rules and regulations when you are hitting the beach this summer. These rules have been put in place to protect our environment and keep the beaches beautiful and enjoyable for everyone.

โžก LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS: Any structures or equipment left on the public beach after 8 p.m. WILL BE REMOVED and disposed of by beach patrol.
โžก PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on any of the sand beaches in Gulf Shores. Pets are welcome at Gulf Place along the boardwalk and Town Green, but they may not travel on the sand beaches.
โžก Tents and shelters larger than 7 feet by 7 feet and taller than 4 feet are not allowed on public beaches, unless the tents/structures are placed in the designated area at Gulf Place. Individual property owners may allow tents and shelters on private property north of the City of Gulf Shores pole markers provided.
โžก Please keep off the dunes. Staying off the dunes will help us to preserve our dune system and the habitat it provides. Use beach walkover and boardwalks where provided.
โžก Observe and obey the Beach Warning Flag System.
โžก We encourage you to swim near lifeguard protected waters.
โžก Call 251-968-TIDE (8433) for current surf conditions.

โžก PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED on any of the sand beaches in Gulf Shores. Pets are welcome at Gulf Place, but they may not travel on the sand beaches.
โžก No glass or breakable containers
โžก No alcoholic beverages at Gulf Place
โžก No tents / canopies larger than 7'x7'x4' at Gulf Place (the main public beach area) unless they are placed in a designated tent area
โžก No fishing at Gulf Place
โžก No to***co and e-cigarettes at Gulf Place
โžก No motorized vehicles
โžก No digging holes deeper than 12 inches (Please remember to fill holes in for the safety of our residents and visitors)
โžก No fires, grills or cooking devices
โžก No fireworks, sky lanterns, sparklers
โžก No drone operation
โžก No solicitation

To report a concern while on the beach, please reach out to our Beach Safety Team at (251) 968-9828.

For more information, please visit

Photos from Tommy & Christy's Beach Retreat's post 05/15/2021

Even though Hurricane Sally hit in September there's still repairs being made to our building, we are getting the finishing touches to our new balcony this weekend so we will be ready for your vacation stay very soon ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ–

Tommy & Christy's Beach Retreat updated their information in their About section. 04/10/2021

Tommy & Christy's Beach Retreat updated their information in their About section.

Tommy & Christy's Beach Retreat updated their information in their About section.


Just passing by....right in front our condo ๐Ÿ’™

Happy #ManateeAppreciationDay ๐Ÿ’™

Manatees travel through Alabamaโ€™s coastal waterways in the warmer months! These amazing creatures are protected under the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act. Biologists spend countless hours across the gulf coast studying manatees.

DISLโ€™s Manatee Sighting Network is the best source of information on this species for locals and visitors in the area. Visit their website to report a sighting or stranding, learn how to recreate responsibly among these vulnerable animals, and find out more about manatees.

Photo: Manatee travels under the Gulf State Park Pier in the summer of 2020.

Photos from Gulf State Park-Alabama's post 02/04/2021

Photos from Gulf State Park-Alabama's post


Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿš๐ŸŽ…


Decorating for the holidays ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿšโค๐ŸŒด


Hello Blue Angels ๐ŸŒž


Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism

This morning, October 2, our beaches have officially reopened, with some limitations. Public beach access points will remain CLOSED until further notice due to safety concerns. While we are looking forward to seeing visitors again, we want everyone to have an understanding of our current conditions. Please see our website for more information.

NOTE: East Gulf Place in Gulf Shores is the only access point open and it is only for Gulf Shores residents with proper credentials.


We made it through Sally ๐Ÿ™


So pleased with the results of this project, turned out great!! Before/After photo๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ


City of Gulf Shores - Municipal Government

Friday, September 4, 2020
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores Airport Authority Breaks Ground for New Air Traffic Control Tower Facility at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA)

Today, the Airport Authority of Gulf Shores held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new air traffic control tower facility at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA). The new tower was made possible through $6.13 million in grant funding from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the โ€œCARES ACTโ€ secured by the joint efforts of Senator Richard Shelby and Congressman Bradley Byrne. JKA currently ranks as the second busiest airport in operations (landings and takeoffs) in Alabama and will rank in the top 40 of 256 Federal Contract Towers nationwide once the tower is in operation.

As a result of the โ€œCARES ACT,โ€ the participation in grant funding for the tower increased to 100 percent from the original 90 percent of grant funding and 10 percent of local funding from the Airport Authority. Chairman Vic Roberts of the Airport Authority stated, "The $700,000 in local Airport Authority funding set aside for the tower construction will now be reallocated to a future terminal project at JKA."

Senator Shelby announced the grant as one of four for Alabama Airports earlier this week stating, โ€œThis funding is significant for the state and will increase economic development opportunities in these communities as well as improve safety at these airports.โ€
Congressman Byrne said, "Jack Edwards National Airport serves one of the fastest-growing regions of our state. The funds that the FAA has approved for this much-needed tower will enable the airport to take another step forward in servicing its customers and the Southwest Alabama economy. In years to come, the airport will play an increasingly vital role in the continued development of Baldwin County. I appreciate the FAA approving these funds, and I look forward to continuing to support the airport's growth."

โ€œJack Edwards National Airport serves the thriving business and tourism market in Gulf Shores, South Baldwin County and the communities along the Alabama Gulf Coast," said Mayor Robert Craft. "This full-service airport is an outstanding asset creating jobs and diversification opportunities for new and existing businesses. JKA is vital to the development and continued economic growth of the area and provides a transportation hub for anyone traveling for business, recreation or relaxation."

The project is slated to be completed by July 30, 2021, with FAA commissioning proposed for September 30, 2021.
The event included tours of an Elite Airways CRJ 700 and an announcement made by John Pearsall, CEO of Elite Airways, of the intent to begin providing the residents of Gulf Shores with scheduled service in early 2021 pending FAA and TSA approval.

For more information about JKA, please visit


Please be mindful this weekend ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

No surprise here. The high risk for rip currents has been extended through the weekend. Please stay out of the water.


One of our regular guest of many years, enjoys coming to Gulf Shores to fish & he always sends us great photos of all his catches!! Thanks for your continued support & we look forward to your next stay with us ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆˆ๐ŸŸ


Fort Morgan Share the Beach

Please be mindful of turtle season!!
Report any vandalism or harassment to 866-SEA-TURTLE!
And always, leave only footprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

We love that families are getting out and enjoying our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. But we are also sad and frustrated at all of the sea turtles that have been disturbed this season. We have had record numbers of false crawls (when I turtle comes onto the beach to nest but returns to the water without laying eggs), many with footprints in the crawls showing people following the turtle around the beach, and many photos or videos of bright lights being shined on turtles. When a turtle cannot successfully lay her eggs, they can be released into the ocean and the entire clutch is lost.
Instead, if you encounter a sea turtle on the beach:
Keep your distance (at least 30 feet away)
Turn off all lights (even red lights can be a distraction, let along bright white lights) Avoid flash photography or even a lit up phone screen.
Stay low to the ground (large silhouettes around her can be scary) and behind her as much as possible
Stay quiet
When we respect these animals and their habitat, we can all enjoy the beaches together.
If you see a sea turtle attempting to nest, follow the steps above and call (866)SEA-TURTLE.
#AlabamaSeaTurtles #ShareTheBeach #CleanDarkFlat #AlabamaCoastalFoundation


Happy Monday ๐Ÿ–


Please be sure to include a mask or face covering in your luggage as they are now required to be worn in Alabama, please see guidelines below for mask requirements while on the beach in GS ๐ŸŒž


Governor Kay Ivey issues a STATE-WIDE mask mandate to begin July 16th at 5:00 pm


Gulf State Park-Alabama

We are excited to share this special part of the Pier renovations, our sea turtle lighting! ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ”ฆ Bright lights on the beach can disorient the mama sea turtles who come ashore to lay their nests. If the lights don't scare off the mama and she lays her nest, then the hatchlings from these nests can also be confused by the lights. These babies are attracted to beach front lights and many of them crawl in the wrong direction, never making it to the Gulf.

We have incorporated these awesome lights, which sit only 12 feet above the Pier decking. These lights also have an LED bulb which shines an orange hue, instead of bright white. The shields around the light will direct the shine only onto the decking, not the water! Our parking lot lights have also been lowered to stand 14 feet above the ground and have the same lighting setup. All of these features will be much less disturbing for our sea turtles than traditional lighting.

We are very proud to make these changes to support our local wildlife!


City of Gulf Shores - Municipal Government

Please do your part to keep our beautiful city and beaches clean. Leave Only Footprints wherever you go!


OBA Community Website

Happy 1st Day of Summer...what an awesome start with this friendly visitor ๐Ÿณ

On March 3rd Hutch Thompson was about 90 miles south of Orange Beach near the Petronas platform and captured this video of a Minke Whale breaching the surface. ๐Ÿ‹

He was fishing on High Definition boat with Brian Bailey. The boat is 46' long and the whale was larger than the boat. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Thx Hutch Thompson!

#obaWhales #GulfofMexico


Tommy & Christy's Beach Retreat's cover photo


Gulf State Park-Alabama

The Pier renovation is coming along very nicely! The crew is working hard to make it top notch for all of our locals and visitors! Check out the progress pictures... 05/22/2020

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It's perfect weather to be at the beach, book your next stay now!! listed at #2376 Find your next Gulf Coast Vacation Rental by Owner, located in the prestige Florida & Alabama cities of Gulf Shores, Destin, Panama City Beach and Orange Beach. 05/19/2020

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We still have available weeks in June and July at a reasonable price for a relaxing beach vacation. Be sure to visit us on #2367 for pricing and our available dates today! #gulfshores #beach Find your next Gulf Coast Vacation Rental by Owner, located in the prestige Florida & Alabama cities of Gulf Shores, Destin, Panama City Beach and Orange Beach.


Gulf Shores beaches are set to reopen on tomorrow and Friday, May 1 starts TURTLE season, please be mindful of nesting & always remember to #LeaveOnlyFootprints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Nesting season begins Friday! We are so excited to see our sea turtles return another year.
When we patrol, we look for turtle crawls, tracks left by the mama sea turtle as she pulls herself across the sand. They are typically between 24-40" wide for our Kemps and Loggerhead turtles. If you see a crawl, give us a call! (866)SEA-TURTLE


Beaches will open at 5pm on Thursday with social distancing still in place. It's a step in the right direction and hopefully we will be back all the way soon!

Here is the latest amended State Health Order from @ALPublicHealth & Governor Ivey released today - This order takes effect April 30th at 5pm -


City of Gulf Shores - Municipal Government

UPDATE FOR CLARIFICATION: Mayor Craft and the City Council have made the following RECOMMENDATION subject to continued improvements related to COVID-19. Governor Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will make any ultimate decision.


Gulf State Park-Alabama

Gulf State Park is excited to announce that our iconic fishing pier will undergo a major renovation project that includes replacing the wooden decking and handrails, creating a new accessible observation deck, and installing new turtle-friendly lighting! This renovation is being funded by a federal grant through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The pier will close on May 11, 2020 and is targeted to reopen in mid-July. During the closure, we will provide progress updates on our website and social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

๐Ÿ“ธ: Billy Pope, as featured on Alabama DCNR's flickr page. 03/09/2020

Gulf Shores Main Public Beach (Gulf Place)

๐Ÿ—ฃSpring Break has officially arrived in Gulf Shores๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘™๐ŸŒด
Book your stay with us today, listed as 2376 ๐Ÿ˜Ž If you're looking for volleyball-playing, beach-bar-hanging good times, this spot - where Highway 59 dead-ends into the Gulf - is for you. For a small fee, you get all-day, up-close parking, making it easy to unload your gear. Paid parking lasts from March 1 - November 30.


We were able to complete several projects in the unit during off season this year.
Freshly painted walls throughout, new remote control cieling fan in the bedroom, & no more popcorn ceilings!!
We are ready for your Spring Break & Summer vacation stays๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒžโ›ฑ๐ŸŒŠ
Book today at listed # 2376

[01/07/20]   The spring break season is just around the corner!! Secure your week today at #2376! $750+ tax/parking/cleaning fees for a week in March or April๐ŸŒžโ›ฑ๐ŸŒŠ #GulfShores


The turtle nest in front of the condo has finally hatched!!

After zero nests in our section of the beach last year, and two nests that were inundated with water, this morning the East Beach team got to witness an amazing sight. Our Loggerhead nest had a lot of Kemps Ridley Hybrids and we got to witness the amazing sight of a turtle boil in daylight. We said goodbye to our little friends and sent them on their way in to the Gulf under beautiful morning skies and lots of waves.

"All photos were obtained with approval of U.S Fish and Wildlife Service under conditions not harmful to this or other turtles."


We always enjoy hearing from our guestโ€ฆespecially this guy!! He has stayed with us several times throughout the years, he likes to fish so our unit is a perfect fit because itโ€™s walking distance to the state pier!
Checkout a few of his great catches while here this week. Thank you again for staying with us & we look forward to seeing you again soon๐ŸŸ

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572 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL
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