Little Lagoon, Alabama

5222325836_5546e6a542Little Lagoon, Alabama is a body of saltwater located right behind the beach road parallel to the Gulf Shores beach and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s 10 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The lagoon is perfect for all types of water sports, such as fishing, swimming, jet-skiing, canoeing, sailing on a boat or catamaran, wind-surfing, kayaking, or just boat-riding around taking in the fresh sea air and enjoying the coastal scenery. Or, you might want to catch the sun’s warm rays laying out on your float.

If your passion is fishing, you can catch crabs, redfish, flounder,white trout, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, and mullet. You can launch your boat at Lagoon Park, where the City of Gulf Shores purchased the property which used to be known as “Mo’s Landing.” The City constructed a really nice and easy-to-use (and FREE) public boat launch, a bathhouse, parking for both vehicles and boat trailers, and some beautiful landscaping. The park is located 1.8 miles west of Highway 59 on Morgan Road (Highway 180). For walkers, joggers, and cyclists on the 5.3 mile paved bike path and walking trail which winds between the trees on the north side of Fort Morgan Road, this park is a perfect rest area.

Lagoon Pass is also a favorite recreational spot for both fishers and swimmers. The pass is found where the lagoon connects to the gulf, right under the bridge on Hwy 180, also known as West Beach Blvd. Kids enjoy playing in the water and building sand castles in the pristine white sand. Parents love to bring their beach chair and take in some sun. It’s a great place for bringing your picnic lunch. In fact, during the summer, it’s a good idea to get there early to claim your favorite spot! The water is rather shallow with really clean and pretty waters, almost emerald-colored. The pass is known for the abundant amount of fish which swim in from the gulf, bringing some great catches, many of them yummy for cooking and eating. (There could be some undertow here where the lagoon flows into the gulf and vice versa, so it’s best to be aware of this.)

If you’re still not certain exactly where Little Lagoon is located, here it is on google maps:

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By the way, Little Lagoon is most beautiful on a romantic full moon night, where you can look up and see thousands of stars, snuggling on the swing with your sweetheart. If you’d like to plan a visit to scenic Little Lagoon, Alabama, please check out my vacation rental house, “Forever Yours” Gulf House, located directly on the waterfront of Little Lagoon, where you can hang out on the private pier, enjoying the sea breezes and scenery.