Places to Go and Books to Read, On and Beyond Beaches

Beaches are great places to go when you have a stack of books to read. But once you open a book, the story can take you anywhere...even to faraway places. 

Near our northern Gulf of Mexico coastline, we know we live in a beach vacation paradise—filled with sunshine, sandy shores, and nearby places that tell stories of times past, assorted adventures, and memorable characters.

With curiosity you can visit amazing places, literally and literarily.

Of course, it’s no secret this upper Gulf Coast sparkles with crystal-white, soft sandy beaches. Perfect for beach reading.

And perfect for beach vacations, too.

Upper Gulf of Mexico coast sparkles with white sand.Alabama beaches, smack-dab in the middle of our upper Gulf Coast. That’s fact, not fiction.

The obvious secret of our Gulf Coast is...neither you nor your book (or vacation) need stay only on the beach. 

Don't live in our paradise?

But you love a good story!

Gulf Coast beaches may be the best place for you to come. 

Because, as any local person (or Literary Cat) can tell you, the beaches are only one attraction, of ever so many. 

And, when you happen to be on a Gulf Coast beach reading is only one way to enjoy a good story. 

Every Gulf Coast beach, especially an Alabama beach, puts you close to a great variety of places to enjoy. Places you may have visited while reading history books, or fictional books, or even true fact books.

Other places come with local stories attached.

Places to Go Right Out of Literary Settings

Facts about Fictional Places



A book will travel with you wherever you go.

Read books on the beach and your mind travels to places you can only imagine. 

But visit those imagined places yourself and watch your ordinary day (or beach vacation) become extraordinary! 

Books to Read About Beach Places


Facts Far More Extraordinary than Holiday Fun