Last Minute Beach Vacations

Last Minute Beach Vacations

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GULF SHORES, Alabama -

School starts in just a few weeks for many students and families are making last-minute plans to head to the beach before the opening bell rings.

August is typically a slower month in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, but business owners tell News 5 things haven't slowed down at all on Pleasure Island.

Officials numbers won't be out for a while, but tourism officials say summer 2013 could be another record-breaker.

Thousands of college football fans will head to Pleasure Island in mid-August for the 2nd Annual SEC Beach Fest.

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