Two Gulf Shores beaches achieve ‘superstar’ status

Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores Public Beach

GULF SHORES, Ala. WALA) – The Gulf Shores Public Beach and Gulf State Park Pavilion have been recognized as “superstar beaches” in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual water quality report.

The report, “2014 Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches,” dubbed 35 beaches from around the nation as “superstars” after analyzing data at 3,485 coastal U.S. beaches.

According to the NRDC, “superstar beaches” are those that did not exceed the previous national standard between 2009 – 2012 by more than 2% and also did not exceed the EPA’s new, more protective water quality threshold, the Beach Action Value (BAV), by more than 2% in 2013.

“As a city, we take great pride in our beaches. Our staff works extremely hard to provide some of the country’s most pristine beaches to our residents and visitors,” said Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft. “Receiving this ranking from the NRDC is an exceptional honor and is truly a credit to our entire team.”

This marks the third year in a row that these Gulf Shores beaches have earned “superstar” status.

For more information or to view the full report, visit

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