Gated Communities in Gulf Shores

Living in a gated community is a matter of personal taste but here at the beach in Gulf Shores, potential buyers (for the most part) aren’t particularly searching for neighborhoods or complexes that are gated.

I think most buyers search online for a property and when they find out that it’s gated, they don’t mind at all.  That’s what happened to me when I purchased a condo in Gulf Shores.  I do think that the pros outweigh the cons for having a gate at the entrance of your neighborhood.

Gulf Shores does have its share of gated communities.  So, for those who find this feature appealing, this article is for you.

All of the neighborhoods and condo complexes below have a gated entry.  Just click on any of the links below to find out more about that area and see the homes or condos that are for sale there.


Kiva Dunes

  • Just steps away from the beach in Fort Morgan
  • Located on a #1 rated Champion Golf Course
  • Tons of amenities that include multiple pools, clubhouse, fitness room, tennis, and much more.
  • Many different styles and sizes ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 square feet.

Laguna Key

  • Very private and secluded neighborhood
  • Located at the west end of W. Beach Blvd
  • Many of these homes are beach front
  • Amenities include fishing pier, boat dock, outdoor pool, and tennis.

Stonegate Estates

  • Nice neighborhood in the north part of Gulf Shores off of Route 8.
  • Offers a great lifestyle with a basketball court, tennis courts, clubhouse, and pool with waterfall.
  • Homes are priced at an average of $127 per foot.

Sunset Bay at Bon Secour

  • On the Intracoastal Waterway and Oyster Bay
  • 3 and 4 bedroom options
  • 2,300 to 3,086 square feet
  • Offers a deeded boat slip, BBQ area, clubhouse, pool with a heated spa, and exercise room.

The Beach Club Cottages

  • Unique property that sits in front of The Beach Club (condos).
  • 2 to 5 bedroom options
  • Lakefront with the Gulf just steps away
  • Enjoy all of the amenities of the condo section (which are numerous).

The Dunes

  • Beach side neighborhood on the far west end of Fort Morgan
  • Clubhouse, pool, hot tub, and tennis courts
  • Gated community that includes a security guard
  • Homes from 1,500 to 4,700 sf

The Estates for Craft Farms

  • Large homes from 3,300 to 7,100 sf
  • Private setting on golf course
  • Exquisite living in the north section of Gulf Shores
  • Over-sized lots

The Peninsula

  • Very large neighborhood located on a championship golf course
  • Gated with security guard
  • Homes are priced from app. $350,000 to $950,000.
  • 27 hole golf course, 30 lakes, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room, and much more

The Villas at Playa Grande

  • Brand new as of Feb 2019
  • Brick paved streets
  • 2 blocks from the beach (not too far from The Hangout)
  • Most homes here offer 2 bedrooms with 3 full baths and have 1,452 sf

Kiva Dunes Gulf Shores

Kiva Dunes View



  • Located in quiet Bon Secour on Route 6
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Deeded boat slip, covered entry, pool, spa, and exercise room
  • 1,200 to 1,700 sf

Colony Club

  • Inexpensive condos in gated community.  Nice.
  • Priced from $112,000 to $160,000
  • Off Hwy 59, just north of Route 6
  • Low HOA fees

Emerald Greens

  • Is now called One Club
  • 2 heated pools, hot tub, sauna, tennis courts, clubhouse, and fitness center
  • 9 hole executive golf course – owners play for free
  • Low HOA fees for what you get

Gulf Shores Plantation

  • Located beach side, 13 miles down Fort Morgan Road
  • Priced in the low to mid $200’s
  • Priced at around $295 per foot
  • Large private beach footprint

Kiva Lodge

  • Located 13 miles down Fort Morgan Road
  • Situated on one of the top golf courses in America
  • Premier condo units
  • Multiple outdoor pools, fitness center, tennis, and restaurants
  • Guard at gate


  • Gulf front with over-sized balconies
  • 2 outdoor pools (one zero entry), indoor pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna
  • Covered parking
  • Large 3 bedroom units

Martinique on the Gulf

  • Attractive condo complex on the Gulf
  • 13 acres of private beach
  • Green area and many amenities
  • boardwalk out to the beach
  • This neighborhood has single family homes in the front and condos along the Gulf.

Navy Cove Harbor

  • Located 17.6 miles down Fort Morgan Road
  • Boat ramp and deeded slip
  • Situated on Bon Secour Bay
  • Priced at around $260 per foot

Resort Conference Center

  • Gulf front
  • Modest sized units at modest prices
  • Next door to Kiva Dunes Golf Course
  • Many amenities

Sailboat Bay

  • Secluded and quiet
  • Large marina.  Every condo gets a boat slip.
  • Clubhouse pool and bay front pool
  • Views of Bon Secour Bay and Intracoastal Waterway


  • Great Gulf views and close to The Hangout
  • Covered parking
  • Indoor/outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness center
  • Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and festivals

Sunset Bay at Bon Secour IV I

  • Quiet area on the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Separate ground level storage
  • Covered parking
  • Priced at around $185 per foot

Sunset Bay at Bon Secour IV II

  • Sits next door to its sister building
  • Deeded boat slips
  • Amazing views of the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Great amenities

The Beach Club

  • Located 10 miles down Fort Morgan Road
  • Has one of the best amenity packages at the beach
  • Incredible Gulf views with large private beach footprint
  • 4 towers with 600 units

The Dunes

  • Near the west end of Fort Morgan Road
  • Close to a marina and Tacky Jacks
  • On the Gulf but 200 yards from the beach
  • Well built and private complex

The Enclave at Oak Hill

  • On Fort Morgan Road but near Hwy 59
  • Attractive complex with New York loft style units
  • 10 foot ceilings with 8 foot doorways
  • Well priced at around $160 per square foot

The Indies

  • Located next to The Dunes
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Covered entry
  • Luxury pool with waterfall

The Links

  • Attractive complex located inside The Peninsula
  • Upscale living in a private and secluded area
  • Located on the golf course
  • Enjoy all of the amenities of The Peninsula

The Raquet Club

  • Sits next to The Links
  • Complex, units, and pricing are very similar


The Indies Roof Top Terrace

The Indies Rooftop Terrace

Thank you for taking the time to read this article on Gated Communities in Gulf Shores.  If you would like additional information on any of these neighborhoods and condo complexes, please contact me from the information below.

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