When compared to any other area along the Alabama Gulf Coast, Terry Cove is one of the two best places to live if quick access to deep sea fishing is on the “must have” list. It truly is a boater’s paradise. The other area, Cotton Bayou, is a neighboring body of water to Terry Cove that is located just to the Southwest. Both of these areas are often chosen by fishermen that want to walk out, gear up, and be fishing within minutes. The Terry Cove area also offers several restaurants and marinas. There are two types of waterfronts found here, Bay Front and Canal Front. Bay Front refers to real estate located directly on the bigger waters of Terry Cove that include expansive views. The Canal Front properties in Terry Cove, describes those that are found inland and feature man-made canals that provide protected and quick access to the larger Terry Cove waters. Most residents in this area are either primary residents or second home owners. Because there is no Gulf Front, there are less vacation renters that come to Terry Cove. Many buyers choose this area for just that reason: it is a bit more laid back and quiet. Buyers also find more bang for the buck when hunting properties here because of the lack of Gulf Front as well.