We hope that you enjoy your stay and the many amenities, tips, and resources to navigate the area like a local! Take a moment to read below for some great knowledge of the area to help make your vacation a memorable one! Please keep in mind that guests that book DIRECTLY with Kiva Dunes will have access to Kiva Beach Club memberships and all of the amenities they offer.

Kiva Dunes Beach Resort & Golf Course
815 Plantation Road
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

At the Beach

Gulf Coast Weather

The warm Gulf Coast is a great place to relax in the sun or hit a few on the golf course. Since Kiva Dunes is located at the end of the Gulf Shores peninsula, weather can be a bit different from the center of town. Here is a Weather Radar and Ft. Morgan Forecast.

Beach Rentals

For Beach Lounger Rentals, please see the beach attendant after 9am to make a chair reservation. If the attendant is not readily available, please have a seat in a chair that does not have a table. The attendant will be with you shortly. Please check with the Kiva Beach Club Bar if you have further questions.

West Beach Lounger Rentals: 251-223-6906    

Kiva Beach Club Lounger Rentals251-752-2038

two women laying out on beach loungers underneath umbrella

Beach Info to Know

Leave Only Footprints is a non-profit beach cleanup organization. At sunset every evening, their team will pick up and throw away items left on the beach. Leave Only Footprints cleans over 60 miles of coastline. *Please bring in your beach equipment everyday.

Personal Coolers Are Not Allowed at Kiva Beach Club Due to Alabama Beverage Control License.
Thank you for Understanding!
Let's Eat

Grocery Stores

Need some snack for the beach? There is a Rouse’s Market located on Hwy 59 and Ft. Morgan Rd. If you want to grab supplies for a night of grilling check out the experts at The Butcher’s Block on the way to Kiva Dunes. Need some basic necessities? We also have a Dollar General located about two miles away from the resort. Sassy Bass Marketplace is local grocery store located just west, and the Pines Grocery & Hardware is another local general store east of Kiva Dunes that can also help you check off all the necessities on your list. Don’t feel like going out? 

Try Grocery Delivery: Beach Moms Concierge Services:
251-979-8400 or info@beachmoms.net 

family carrying in groceries into beachfront condo at Kiva Dunes

Gulf Coast Seafood

Most local grocery stores have fresh seafood but if you don’t mind a drive then we recommend traveling to Bon Secour which is located about 30 miles north. Billy’s Seafood is a favorite among our owners and locals. Straight from the boat, Billy’s is a quaint bayside market & is located in one of Baldwin County’s oldest fishing villages. For something closer, try Fresh Market Seafood, Blalock Seafood, or Gulf Shores Seafood.


Kiva Grill is located onsite and inside Kiva Lodge. The Grill offers Breakfast and Brunch from 7am-11am and early dinners (hours vary by season). The restaurant overlooks the 18th green of Kiva Dunes Golf Course and the largest lake. Click this link to view our  Breakfast Menu.

Dine in or Takeout • 251-543-7211
egg breakfast at kiva grill

Lunch & Dinner

Kiva Dunes has two restaurants on-site.

Kiva Grill located at our main building, Kiva Lodge, offers lunch & early dinner after 11PM and pizza after 4PM daily. Click this link to view our Lunch Menu.

Kiva Beach Club Restaurant has a full kitchen and bar with outdoor seating to give you amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. Both of our on-site restaurants feature mouth watering daily lunch specials & our kitchens are open from 11am until Sunset. Click the link to 
*Please note Kiva Beach Club is open seasonally from March 1 – November 30.

Kiva Grill • 251-543-7211  Kiva Beach Club Restaurant  • 251-543-1288


Trails & Excursions

Kiva Dunes is fortunate to neighbor the Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. We recommend checking out the birding trails at  Pine Beach Trail near Kiva or Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail at The Gulf State Park.

Parasailing: Chute Em Up: 201-616-3613
Charter Fishing: Ft. Morgan Marina: 251-540-2628
Dolphin Cruise: Bear Point Harbor: 251-943-3510

bird flying over the golf trail
mother with two children walking on the boardwalk towards the beach

Family Fun

Gulf Shores is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and Kiva Dunes is no exception. Browse the Kiva Beach Club Event Calendar for a full list of on-site activities & events. From roller coasters at OWA to the towering waterslides at Waterville, Gulf Shores offers fun for everyone. Show the kids who’s boss by racing go-karts at The Track or walk around the all new Gulf Coast Zoo. For more information on activities, please visit Gulf Shores Tourism. 

If you are in the mood for something more adventurous? Take a Helicopter Tour or a  
Babysitting ServicesBaywatch Babysitting, LLC: 740-497-7188

Rainy Day Options

Rainy days are a bummer on your beach vacation, but it doesn’t have to stop the fun! Set aside most of a day for serious shopping at the Foley Tanger Outlets. Knock off an item on your bucket list at The Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach and Blow Your Own Glass or take a Pottery Class. Take the Ft. Morgan Ferry to a sleepy island and tour the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. If gaming is more your speed, try the Starcade at Waterville, the Arcade at the Track, Fat Daddy’s Arcade on Beach Blvd, or travel to experience the unique Owa’s Clash eSports Center for indoor gaming or Fun Factory for something more active. Another perfect rainy day option is to check out one of Gulf Shores awesome escape rooms.

XIT Escape Room: 251-752-5326
Gulf Coast Escape Room: 251-979-7737 
Breakout Games: 251-929-8330
Escape Waterville: 251-948-3712

arcade claw machine
various alcohol lined up on bar shelf

Local Bars

If you enjoy craft beer, Big Beach Brewery is a local favorite. On the other side of the island you will find the infamous FloraBama, and in the center of town the well-known Pink Pony Pub. The Wharf in Orange Beach offers many bars within walking distance of each other. But if you are looking for a small local dive on the water with a late night kitchen, we suggest The Flying Harpoon.

Taxi Services

Other than Lyft or Uber
A Better Cab: 251-979-1561
Beach Buggy: 251-228-1417
Bayside Taxi: 251-228-1417
Coast Cab: 251-550-0500

Party Bus Rentals
CrozzzzCabz: 251-979-5974
Luxury Limo, LLC: 251-968-6994
Gulf Shores Party Bus & Limousine: 850-529-4975

man calling taxi with his phone
Events & Sights
mixed drink sitting atop of a bar

Hangout Music Festival

The Hangout Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival held in May at the public beaches of Gulf Shores directly accompanying its sister restaurant The Hangout. The festival is produced by Sean O’Connell in partnership with Goldenvoice.

If you aren’t able to catch the festival then head on down to the Hangout Restaurant for fun events such as live music & family fun.

Hangout Restaurant:  251.948.3030

USS Alabama

If you are a history buff, we might suggest taking a tour around The Battleship Park, USS Alabama Memorial. It is located in Mobile, AL and their mission is establish, operate and maintain a state memorial park to honor the Alabamians who participated so valiantly in all armed conflicts of the United States…and, as a permanent public memorial, to educate the public on the contributions and sacrifices of the veterans of all branches of the United States Armed Services in all conflicts

USS Alabama:  1.800.GANGWAY

USS ALABAMA Battleship
drone photo of fort morgan

Fort Morgan

Battlefield of The Battle of Mobile Bay, it’s the location that the famous words of Admiral Farragut were yelled, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” Explore the fort and relive the Civil War battle or catch a battle reenactment on the anniversary of the battle each year.

Fort Morgan:  251-861-3000

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is the cancellation policy? The cancellation must be made 30 days prior to the arrival date in order to receive a refund.
  2. How many parking passes will I receive? Typically, 2 to 4 passes are given per property.
  3. Is there Wi-Fi available in my unit/property? All Kiva Dunes rental properties have internet service.
  4. How and where do I check in? Kiva Dunes rental office is located at 815 Plantation Rd. It will be the first door to the right when you enter the Clubhouse/Lodge building. The office is opened and staffed daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  5. What is the after office hours check-in procedure? You will come to the rental office at 815 Plantation Rd and when you enter the building, on your immediate left there will be an ATM and a basket where all after hour check-in packets are located. You will find a Kiva Dunes folder with your name on the outside. All of your items for checking in will be inside the packet. We suggest that you visit the office the following morning to officially check in.
  6. How many keys will I receive? Typically 2 keys are given for most properties, depending on size.
  7. How does housekeeping work? The property/unit will be cleaned prior to your arrival and after your departure. The cleaning fee is included in the cost of your reservation.
  8. Are pets allowed? Kiva Dunes does not allow any pets for our rental guests.
  9. What do I do if I have an issue during my stay? Please call the office at 251-540-7100 to report any issues so they can be taken care of. In case of an emergency, you can call our Security Guard at 251-540-2340 or 911 if the emergency is a life safety issue.
  10. Are there any additional perks with my reservation? As a Kiva guest, you will receive a discounted rate on the golf fees and preferred tee times (except during peak golf season) – please call the Golf Shop for current rates at 251-540-7000.
  11. What is nearby Kiva Dunes? Kiva Dunes is located on a peninsula that includes state parks and wildlife refuges. Also located on the peninsula are Gulf Shores Yacht and Marina, Sassy Bass restaurant, Tacky Jacks restaurant, The Beach Club restaurant, The Pines restaurant, liquor and general store, Peninsula Golf Club, Gulf Shores Golf Club, Dollar General, Chevron gas station, and historic Fort Morgan State Park.