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As on all vacations, make sure that you are always aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on family members or large groups.
Aside from that, keep in mind that water safety is very important when vacationing at the beach, especially for families with small children. In Gulf Shores, a
RED FLAG means that the water is dangerous and is closed for swimming.
To get information on water conditions and safety tips call:
For all emergencies, dial
9-1-1 and for direct contact with the police, you can call: 251-968-2431.
For Emergency Medical Treatment take Highway 59 to the
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley. Their phone number is 251-952-3540.