Alabama's Coastal Connection

National Scenic BywayAlabama

Driving the Byway

  • The byway starts on Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. off of I-10, north of Grand Bay, AL. GPS Point (30.4965, -88.33548).
  • Drive south on Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. to Government Blvd. Entering Grand Bay, AL.
  • Drive northeast on Government Blvd. to State Hwy 188.
  • Drive south on State Hwy. 188 to State Hwy. 188.
  • Drive east on State Hwy. 188 to State Hwy. 188/Wintzell Ave.
  • Drive south on State Hwy. 188/Wintzell Ave. Entering Bayou La Batre, AL.
  • Drive south on State Hwy. 188/S. Wintzell Ave. to County Rd. 59/Bellingrath Rd.
  • First Spur: Drive north on County Rd. 59/Bellingrath Rd. to Bellingrath Gardens. Return back to State Hwy. 188.
  • Go east into Alabama Port, AL.
  • Drive south on State Hwy. 193/Dauphin Island Pkwy. to Bienville Blvd. Entering Dauphin Island, AL.
  • Drive east on Bienville Blvd. to the Ferry that takes you between Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan.
  • Take the ferry to Fort Morgan.
  • Drive east on State Hwy. 180/Dixie Graves Pkwy./Fort Morgan Rd. to Gulf State Park.
  • Drive east into the park on State Hwy. 135/Fort Morgan Rd.
  • Stay on State Hwy. 135 til State Hwy. 182/Perdido Beach Blvd.
  • Drive east on State Hwy. 182/Perdido Beach Blvd. to the junction with State Hwy. 161/Orange Beach Blvd.
  • Second Spur: Continue on State Hwy. 182/Perdido Beach Blvd. to the state line with Florida. Return back to the junction of State Hwy. 182/Perdido Beach Blvd. and State Hwy. 161/Orange Beach Blvd.
  • Drive north on State Hwy. 161/Orange Beach Blvd. to State Hwy. 180/Canal Rd.
  • Third Spur: Drive east on State Hwy. 180/Canal Rd. til the road ends. Return back to the junction of State Hwy. 161/Orange Beach Blvd. and State Hwy. 180/Canal Rd.
  • Drive west on State Hwy. 180/Canal Rd. to Foley Beach Expy.
  • Drive north on Foley Beach Expy. to Co. Rd. 20/Miflin Rd.
  • Drive east on Co. Rd. 20/Miflin Rd. then east on Co. Rd. 83.
  • Enter Elberta, AL.
  • Fourth Spur: Drive east on U.S. Hwy. 98/State Ave. to Baldwin County Heritage Museum. Return back to Elberta, AL.
  • Drive west on U.S. Hwy. 98/State Ave. to Foley, AL.
  • Continue west on U.S. Hwy. 98 and then west on U.S. 98 Alt.
  • Drive north on U.S. 98 Alt. entering Point Clear, AL.
  • Continue north on U.S. 98 Alt. to Magnolia Ave. in Fairhope, AL.
  • Drive east on Magnolia Ave. to U.S. 98 Alt./N. Section St.
  • Turn north onto Co. Rd. 98/Main St. going into Montrose, AL.
  • Continue on Co. Rd. 98/Main St. to Daphne, AL.
  • Continue north on Co. Rd. 98/Main St. then north on U.S. Hwy. 98 to I-10. GPS point (30.65569, -87.91190).