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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We received significant oil on the beach and in the water in June and July. However, since the well was capped in mid-July, no new oil has flowed into the Gulf and our impact has been minimal. Stormy weather in the Gulf does bring sporadic oil onto the beaches, but to date, that has been easy to clean and does not occur after the storm has passed.

Our beaches are open, swimming is permitted with caution, and fall is a great time to enjoy less crowded beaches, cooler weather and the stunning natural beauty of Alabama’s coast.

  • The Alabama Department of Public Health lifted all swimming advisories in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan on July 30. However, the department warns that there may still be sporadic oil on or near the beaches and discourages individuals from entering the water if there is visible oil present. Click here to read the press release published by the health department.
  • Wind and wave action are the primary factors affecting where remaining emulsified oil appears. Cleaning machines continue to rake the beaches n [Read more...]

Taken this morning in Orange Beach 7/29/10

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We have been experiencing very mild oil impact on our beaches over the last week. Beach cleaning machines continue to rake the beaches nightly.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is [Read more...]
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Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We continue to experience scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Much of the impact is weather-related and varies from day to day. Recently, we’ve had many days where very little oil was present. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is illegal to [Read more...]

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the Alabama Gulf Coast  CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We continue to experience scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Much of the impact is weather-related and varies from day to day. Recently, we’ve had many days where very little oil was present. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is illegal to swim when double red flags are in effect. Currently, double [Read more...]

Taken this morning on West Beach in Gulf Shores

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the Alabama Gulf Coast CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We have been experiencing scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is illegal to swim when double red flags are in effect. Currently, double red flags are being flown in many beach areas as a result of strong surf and oil.
  • Regardless of the color flag being flown, the Alabama [Read more...]

Taken in Orange Beach at Admirals Quarters 7/21/10

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We have been experiencing scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is illegal to swim when double red flags are in effect. Currently, double [Read more...]

Taken in Gulf Shores 7/20/10

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We have been experiencing scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is [Read more...]

Taken this afternoon at the public beach in Gulf Shores

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We have been experiencing scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is [Read more...]

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, Kaiser Realty and the CVB are monitoring the clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and relying on official updates from the Unified Command response team and local emergency management officials for information. We will continue to post confirmed updates on this page as they become available.

  • We have been experiencing scattered and varied levels of oil impact across the island. Clean-up efforts are ongoing.
  • If double red flags are being flown at a beach area, it means the water is closed to swimming. This is different from a swim advisory, in which individuals are discouraged from swimming. In Gulf Shores it is illegal to swim when double red flags are in effect. Currently, double red flags are being flown in many beach areas as a result of strong surf and oil.
  • Regardless of the color flag being flown, the Alabama Department of Public Health has issued a swimming [Read more...]