Alabama 182 provides the coastal route between Pine Beach and Perdido Key, Florida. Initially consisting of a two-lane beach road, Alabama 182 swells into a five-lane arterial between Lagoon Avenue in Gulf Shores and the Florida state line.
Numerous condominium high rises line Alabama 182 in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, resulting in heavy traffic congestion during summer months. Sandwiched between the resort towns is Gulf State Park, a natural area encompassing Shelby Lakes that includes a 1512′-long fishing pier. Additional units of the state park line both sides of Perdido Pass below the high-level bridge of Alabama 182.
Alabama 182 first appeared on Alabama State Highway maps in 1951.2