Summerdale is a rural town in south-central Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. It is the site of the Naval Outlying Field Summerdale. It is part of the Daphne–Fairhope–Foley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Summerdale has two well-known tourist stops. Alligator Alley is an alligator farm, which lets allows visitors to feed and hold gators. They also welcome photographers. There is also the Spear Hunting Museum, which is said to be the only such museum in the world. It was founded by the self-described “World’s Greatest Living Spear Hunter,” Gene Morris. Although Morris died in 2011, the museum remains open. Summerdale also hosts an annual 4th of July celebration in Pioneer Park at 9:00PM every year, it is one of the best fireworks in the year according to most locals.
Summerdale is a part of the Baldwin County Public Schools system. Summerdale has one school, Summerdale School, which serves grades kindergarten through 8. Students continue on to Foley High School in nearby Foley for grades 9 through 12. Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy is a private school located on the corner of County Roads 28 and 71. It serves grades Pre-K through 12.