July 2011

Found 3 blog entries for July 2011.

The Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AlabamaAlabama is known the world over for its fresh, delicious seafood, and for many, the jewel of the Gulf's mouthwatering bounty is without doubt the shrimp. This tasty crustacean — plentiful in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico — has been an integral part of the area's economic and cultural heritage for hundreds of years.

Every year, the people of Gulf Shores honor this exquisite 'fruit de mer' with four days of fun and festivities. The Annual National Shrimp Festival is always a major fixture on the state's calendar, but this year, the event will be even bigger and better than ever as it celebrates its 40th year. Initially conceived as a one-day event to attract tourists to the region outside of the peak vacation season, the shrimp festival has grown over

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Turquoise Place condominiumsTurquoise Place condos in Orange Beach, AL, are now offering a $200,000 discount on all developer units. After the oil spill in 2010, BP provided significant restitution the developer, who has passed savings on to purchasers.

Turquoise Place condo overlooking the Gulf CoastSince the initiation of this program in January 2011, about 60 units have been sold or are under contract, with prices starting at $725,000 for 2300 sq. ft. three bedroom units. Priced at $315 per sq. ft., Turquoise Place offers the best value of any beachfront condominium development in Orange Beach.

Beachront walkway at Turquoise PlaceTurquoise Place rivals any development on the coast of the United States, is built to the highest construction standards, and has panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Cotton Bayou to the north.

Indoor pool at Turquoise Place in Orange BeachFeatured on the

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We all know just how much fun can be found on Alabama's wonderful Gulf Coast all year round. The inviting azure waters, the miles of pristine white beaches, the fabulous restaurants and bars; one doesn't need a particular reason to come down to Orange Beach, or to feel the soothing southern sun on your skin and to get the sugar soft sand between your toes.

For watersports enthusiasts, the allure of this wonderful area gets even stronger when the annual Thunder on the Gulf event comes roaring to our shores. This exciting powerboat race attracts hordes of thrill-seeking spectators to the region every year and organizers are promising that 2011's event will be even better than ever! Scheduled to take place in early October, Thunder

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