The Wharf Visitors Guide
This enormous, 222-acre facility opened in 2006, and has been entertaining families in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the surrounding areas ever since. This extravagant entertainment district offers premier shopping, dining, entertainment, events, and things to do, and is essential to any successful vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. There’s so much to see and do at The Wharf, no matter when you visit!
If you’re looking for spectacular shopping, The Wharf has you covered! With over 30 retail shops, offering everything from souvenirs, to top fashion brands, you’re sure to uncover some amazing treasures. And, if all of that shopping worked up an appetite, The Wharf has you covered there, as well. Offering everything from fantastic fine dining, to delicious local seafood, there are plenty of options to placate your palate.
The Wharf is also home to some amazing attractions, including one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the Southeast, a 15-screen movie theatre, mini golf, train rides, and so much more. The Wharf offers a nightly sound and light show, The SPECTRA Laser Light Experience, which creates a truly unique and awesome happening! Events are next level here, as well, and popular events include fishing tournaments, street parties, seasonal celebrations, and concerts at The Wharf Amphitheater, with headliners like Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton, Hootie and the Blowfish, Jimmy Buffet, and more!
And if that wasn’t enough, The Wharf is home to tons of incredible activities and things to do, that are sure to leave you with lasting memories! The Wharf itself offers axe throwing, zip lining, virtual reality experiences, escape rooms, and so much more. The Wharf Marina creates unforgettable memories along the Intracoastal Waterway, offering everything from dolphin sightseeing cruises, to private boat rentals and excursions.Read more
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, wheelchair rentals are available at The Wharf, and they must be reserved in advance. A deposit is required to reserve a wheelchair, and the daily cost can be paid at drop off via cash or check. Pediatric and adult wheelchairs are available, and to make a reservation, or for more information, please call 251-980-0774 or 251-225-6000.
The Wharf has tons of amazing lodging options on-site, so you can truly soak in all of the wonderful amenities The Wharf has to offer. Levin’s Bend is a luxury condominium that is 9-stories high, and overlooks The Marina and the stunning Intracoastal Waterway! With 1-4 bedroom options available, there’s something to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Springhill Suites by Marriott is located on-site, as well, and has over 130 rooms! This family-friendly facility offers free parking, WiFi, a massive pool, and more. Not only that, it’s just steps away from unforgettable dolphin cruises, sightseeing tours, watercraft rentals, and other unforgettable experiences!
The closest public beach to The Wharf is Gulf Shores Public Beach, located at 101 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542. Gulf Shores Public Beach is about 6 miles away from The Wharf, and has beach attendants, pavilions and picnic areas, restrooms, on-site showers, and, of course, breathtakingly beautiful beaches!
For your safety, and the safety of others, there are certain rules and restrictions in place when it comes to visiting The Amphitheater at the Wharf. Restricted items include backpacks, laser pointers, umbrellas, and outside food and beverages, just to name a few. There is also a bag policy in place, as well as size restrictions for stadium seats. To view a full list of rules and regulations, click here.