Sandcastle Vacation Rentals COVID-19 Update

We ask that you adhere to your home state’s guidelines, especially regarding stay-at-home orders.

On May 8, the state of Alabama updated the “Safer at Home” guidelines effective May 11 through May 22. These guidelines include the following: 

  • All public and private beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, including Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Fort Morgan peninsula will open at 5:00 p.m. on April 30. Anyone using the beach must maintain 6-foot distancing from other people, except those in your own household group. Normal use of the beach – chairs, umbrellas, etc. – is allowed. Beach reopening frequently asked questions.
  •  The CDC and most states recommend you avoid all non-essential travel. As we are a small destination with limited healthcare resources, we strongly encourage you to adhere to your home state’s guidelines, especially regarding stay-at-home orders and not traveling to other destinations to quarantine.
  • All public and private beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, including Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and the Fort Morgan peninsula will open at 5:00 p.m. on April 30. Anyone using the beach must maintain 6-foot distancing from other people, except those in your own household group. Normal use of the beach – chairs, umbrellas, etc. – is allowed. There are no limitations on numbers of people allowed to gather, but 6-foot social distancing between people from different households must be enforced. Beach reopening frequently asked questions.
  • Pools at hotels and condominiums will be open. However there still should be no gatherings of more than 10 people and they must always maintain 6-foot social distancing at all times. Hotel and condominium properties may implement their own policies to best manage pool access.
  • Charter fishing is open, but boats must avoid gatherings of 10 or more clients and must keep those clients 6-feet apart. Charter operators must also regularly disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.
  • All public boat launches and waterways in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are open, as are all recreational trails, public fishing piers, golf courses, and boating. People are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet from each other.
  • All restaurants, bars, breweries and similar establishments (such as ice cream shops and coffee shops) can open to dine-in customers. These businesses must limit any party size to no more than 8 people, must ensure social distancing between tables, must require employees to wear face masks, and do away with self-service options like drink stations, buffets and salad bars.

For additional information, please visit www.gulfshores.com