Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a beautiful place to live, work and play.

The Leave Only Footprints program exists to ensure it stays that way for generations to come. Will you join us?

To all who visit and those who choose to make Alabama’s coast their home, Leave Only Footprints says, “Welcome!”

Each year more than 5 million visitors travel from across the nation and the world to enjoy the turquoise water and white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Come, stay, play and enjoy the striking beauty and laid-back lifestyle of our 32 miles of sugar-white sand. We simply ask that you take with you all those happy beach memories . . . and leave only your footprints.

Explore this site to learn more about efforts and resources available to help you and the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach community make informed, responsible choices for a sustainable future.

To learn details of our new efforts to protect our beaches and those who enjoy them, see

City of Gulf Shores Ordinance
City of Orange Beach Ordinance