Testimonials

We recently spent a couple of days at the Retreat Center on a Men and Women’s Retreat. The facility was outstanding! The layout is perfect for a church retreat and there is more than enough space! The kitchen is top notch and has all of the equipment necessary. The location is also terrific, just across form the beach! I am definitely planning on bringing another group down for another retreat as soon as possible. I also want to commend Tim and Donna for the wonderful Christian hospitality and support! This is a hidden jewel!

Rev. Andra D. Sparks, Senior Pastor
45th Street Baptist Church
Birmingham, AL

Mr Tim and Mrs Donna, Thank you again for a great week! Our youth had a great time at your retreat center and enjoyed being at the beach. You guys were so helpful and welcoming that it really made our time wonderful. Thanks again for everything! 

Grey Key
Lakeview Baptist, Auburn AL

Thank you so much for your hospitality during our recent stay.  We enjoyed everything. It was perfect. The privacy that the retreat offers was perfect for our youth group.  It provided an intimate setting that allowed our teens to grow together as they grew their relationships with God.  Tim made sure that we felt like family and that we had everything we needed, although they had already thought of everything!  We can't wait for our next visit to Gulf Shores Beach Retreat. Thanks again. It truly was perfect!

Charlotte Kirkpatrick

"Our church youth camp was at Gulf Shores Beach Retreat this year and we had a blast! When we came to the retreat everything was cleaned and set up for us to use. The students loved how close the house was to the beach. We did lots of exploring and there were great places to go that were walking distance from the retreat. The rooms where we stayed fit all of us perfectly, it was not crowded. The meeting room upstairs was a great place were we got to hangout, do our devotionals, and pray. Donna was very helpful in getting us everything we needed and communicating with us in time. We had a great time in AL thanks to the Gulf Shores Beach Retreat!"

Emily Zubku Connect 417 Church, Springfield MO 

This place is such a blessing. Our kids look forward to it every year. They especially love the seining in the lagoon, karaoke and dancing in the fellowship center. We recommend this place to anyone looking for an excellent respite retreat!

Ginni, Hope Friendship Center, Foley, Alabama

I recently stayed here with our group from Madison, Alabama and we had an amazing time! This is a perfect place for scout groups to have fun while fulfilling requirements in a structured environment. The course of study with the Marine Science Adventure crew is ideal for scouts of all ages, and the accommodations are perfect. I would highly recommend this program!

Emily McIntosh, Recruitment Chair, Pack 83 Telatko District

We had an awesome time at the GSBR! Tim and Donna were very flexible and helpful in many ways and made sure we could make our trip work. We had plenty of room and really enjoyed our privacy. The facilities were excellent and we enjoyed being so close to the beach and in the heart of Gulf Shores. We can't wait to go back someday!

Rob Hayes, University Church of Christ

The beach retreat is an incredible place to bring students, conference groups and even a huge family reunion. Beach front view. 2 great pools and basketball goals for fun! I highly recommend the beach retreat for anyone heading to the Coast!!

Taylor Morton

Gulf Shores Beach Retreat was a great place for our women's retreat. The cozy atmosphere fosters fellowship while easily accommodating our 100 plus ladies.

3 Circle Ladies

Our group of 50 college students came down for a tournament and spent the rest of the week at The Retreat. The property was absolutely perfect for us! As a sports team we already see ourselves as a family, but after our stay here I can honestly say it brought us closer together. The size and location gave us the community feel that we wouldn't have been able to find in a hotel or house, plus everyone got a bed! The owners were extremely friendly and my team is already talking about coming back next year. Thanks for a great stay Tim and Donna!

George Mason University Ultimate Frisbee Team

We would like to thank Gulf Shores Beach Retreat for a bonding experience like no other. The staff was fabulous and made us feel so welcome. We look forward to coming back!

Game Time Athletics, Columbus, Mississippi

Our college group from the University of North Alabama stayed at the Gulf Shores Beach Retreat this past weekend and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The facility was very accommodating and right across from the beach. We enjoyed spending time with one another and growing closer to God. Definitely worth a visit.

We will definitely be back every spring. This is a great facility with great Christian owners. My guys really grew closer together and enjoyed every second of their time at GSBR. I am already looking forward to next year's trip and many more to come. The Christian focus and atmosphere make this a great place to carry any group of young men or women to bring them closer as a group and spiritually. I would recommend GSBR to anyone. Thanks for a great week.

Coach Derrik Boland, Shades Mountain Christian School Baseball 

Tim and Donna, What a treat it was to experience The Teacher Retreat last month. Thank you for your hard work in setting up the activities, your enthusiasm, care, and concern for all of us. My daughter Hilary and I enjoyed getting to know you both better. Look forward to seeing you in November.

Anna Daly

I've been bringing groups to the Gulf Shores Beach Retreat since 1999. It is simply one of the best places for people to come enjoy a great time and connect with each other and with God!

The retreat center and staff are top notch. And the chance to worship and experience God on the beach is unparalleled. It's truly a one of a kind place to bring your church.

I look forward to many more years of bringing our people to the Gulf Shores Beach Retreat!

Corey Trevathan, Campus Church

This place is awesome. The kids don't want to leave. The kitchen is great! Everything was so convenient. Thank you all so much for having us and we all hope to see you again soon. Be blessed.

CWC Full Force Youth Group

We had an awesome retreat. The location, the facility and staff made this the easiest beach retreat to put on. We love it and we will be back!

Mike, Brookhaven, Mississippi

Thanks so much Gulf Shores Beach Retreat for letting us stay here for 5 days! I've become so much closer to God during my stay and I truly feel that this trip has changed my life. Thanks again for everything!

Kelly Jo, Student at Fellowship Bible Church

Gulf Shores Beach Retreat provides an excellent atmosphere for a youth retreat. Our Beach Retreat there is the highlight of our summer and Avery does a great job of hosting us.

The facilities are perfect for youth groups and the easy beach access is convenient.

We have been going there for six years and plan to continue using them for many more.

Shannon Slover, Youth Minister, First Baptist Church, Laurel, Mississippi

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