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Best time to visit Gulf Shores, AL, USA?

  • The best time to go to Gulf Shores is in the late summer when temperatures are still hot but room rates are more affordable. During this time, expect to pay around $215/night for an accommodation for two. That's 25% less than what you would have paid in July. Average temperatures hover in the mid 80s, just a bit colder than the average 90°F you would get during peak season.
  • The most popular time to travel to Gulf Shores is during the summer, which comes with higher hotel rates. The Independence Day Holiday week (June 30th to July 7th), the Hangout Fest week (May 17th - 21st) as well as the Memorial Day week (May 25th - 28th) are also very popular times that you should avoid if you don't like crowds.
  • There are on average 20 days with precipitation each month in May - July, so expect some rain if you go to Gulf Shores during this season.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in Gulf Shores, AL, USA is December.

July

Most crowded

December

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to Gulf Shores, AL, USA is January.

$277
JUL
$249
AUG
$173
SEP
$146
OCT
$92
NOV
$92
DEC
$91
JAN
$91
FEB
$233
MAR
$230
APR
$270
MAY
$278
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

Starts 08/13
Late August Steal 59
Ends 09/01
Late August Steal 59
09/01 - 09/05
Labor Day 123
10/12 - 10/16
Shrimp Festival 98.5
11/19 - 11/26
Thanksgiving 40
12/23 - 01/01
New Years Eve 34.5
03/29 - 04/07
Easter Week 161.5
05/17 - 05/21
Hangout Fest 195.5
05/25 - 05/28
Memorial Day 177
06/30 - 07/07
Independence Day Holiday 221.5
08/31 - 09/04
Labor Day 151
10/11 - 10/15
Shrimp Fest 2018 122

Weather

In Gulf Shores, AL, USA, August is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

88
31
JUL
87
30
AUG
82
28
SEP
76
24
OCT
66
19
NOV
62
17
DEC
55
13
JAN
57
14
FEB
66
19
MAR
72
22
APR
78
25
MAY
82
28
JUN
UV index
4
8

4.4
11cm
JUL
6.7
17cm
AUG
4.2
11cm
SEP
2.2
6cm
OCT
3.8
10cm
NOV
4.7
12cm
DEC
4.1
10cm
JAN
1.7
4cm
FEB
4.8
12cm
MAR
3.9
10cm
APR
4.7
12cm
MAY
8.1
21cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter