I’ve lived in Atlanta Ga for several years now, but once upon a time I lived on the island. I grew up on the Alabama Gulf Coast and love the area! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach really are special. Seeing it all from a different perspective by hopping a plan ride along the coast has to be on your to-do list. Either a small charter flight or for a really special adventure, flying in the open-air cockpit of an old biplane. The star complex is the Civil War fort on the east side of the mouth of Mobile bay called Fort Morgan.