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Orange Beach, AL
Travel Guide

Orange Beach

This town on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is renowned for its pristine white-sand beaches and its many family-friendly activities.

Visit Orange Beach, Alabama, for a wide range of outdoor activities and to enjoy a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere.

Start your visit to Orange Beach with a pirate cruise on a replica ship from the 1400s. Listen to the legendary tales of pirate attacks, hunt for treasure and watch dolphins playing in the surf. Cruises depart from Hudson Marina and last about two hours.

For something a little quieter, book a seat on a cruise to spot dolphins, sea turtles and manatees. Or,go sailing at sunset and sip champagne as you watch the sun dip below the glistening Alabama coastal waters.

Back on land, take the kids to Adventure Island, the local theme park. See its simulated volcano, complete with steam and fire, go on thrill rides and drive the go-karts and bumper boats. Not far from the theme park is the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum, a great place to learn about the area’s Native American and fishing history.

Most travelers will want to spend the majority of their time at the beach. Head to Florida Point at Gulf State Park to find the best stretch for families and couples seeking a quiet getaway. Stroll the long stretch of soft sand or enjoy a picnic while watching boats come and go. Take a walk across the boardwalk over the dunes to go directly to the Gulf and dip your toes in the warm waters.

Enjoy some of the freshest seafood on the Gulf Coast at one of several waterfront restaurants. Dine on oysters, fried jumbo shrimp with hush puppies or even a tasty burger. Extend your evening by visiting one of the bars that offer everything from live local bands, to karaoke and DJs playing the latest tunes.

Exploring Orange Beach is easy on foot. A number of accommodations, eateries, shops and attractions are just steps away from the sand and the water. A car is necessary for exploring other towns and beaches along the 32-mile (51-kilometer) length of the Gulf Coast.

Where to stay in Orange Beach

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
2.5 out of 5
3111 Loop Rd, Orange Beach, AL
The price is $179 per night from May 12 to May 12
Situated near the beach, this resort is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Gulf State Park and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Adventure Island. Catman Road Trailhead and Orange Beach ...
4.4/5Excellent! (970 reviews)
"Property is a little tired but staff was kind. No one is wearing masks in public areas except staff. Some people were rude to those of us wearing masks."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front
Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front
2.5 out of 5
25518 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
The price is $296 per night from May 16 to May 16
Nestled on the beach, this Orange Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Catman Road Trailhead, Gulf State Park, and Adventure Island. Orange Beach Indian and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (967 reviews)
"It was right on the beach! Everything was so convenient!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
3 out of 5
4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach, AL
The price is $199 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orange Beach Event Center and The Wharf. Gulf State Park is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.
4.6/5Wonderful! (580 reviews)
"Nice, clean hotel in a fun location."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beautiful Views, 1st Floor Adcess, Conveniently Located, new Reno!
Beautiful Views, 1st Floor Adcess, Conveniently Located, new Reno!
Orange Beach, AL
Situated on the waterfront, this condo building is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Orange Beach Art Center and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum. The ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Amazing as always!
"Connie is a joy to work with on the rental! Beautiful place and location. Quiet, relaxing with everything you need to enjoy your trip!"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Beautiful Views, 1st Floor Adcess, Conveniently Located, new Reno!
Phoenix I by Brett Robinson Vacations
Phoenix I by Brett Robinson Vacations
4 out of 5
24132 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
The price is $178 per night from May 14 to May 14
Situated on the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gulf State Park and Adventure Island. Orange Beach Welcome Center and Romar Beach are also within ...
Phoenix I by Brett Robinson Vacations
Spectacular Views of the Gulf Relax in Beachfront Luxury My Beach Getaways
Spectacular Views of the Gulf Relax in Beachfront Luxury My Beach Getaways
Orange Beach, AL
Situated on the beach, this romantic condo building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Gulf State Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Adventure Island. Ono Island and Catman ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Nice Location
"The unit was nicely cleaned and well stocked. The ground floor location was great for coming in and out abs accessiblity. The kitchen was fairly well stocked. The bed could stand to be replaced as it was very uncomfortable."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Spectacular Views of the Gulf Relax in Beachfront Luxury My Beach Getaways
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jun 7, 2020

Always a great time in Orange Beach!

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Jun 1, 2020

We visit Orange Beach every year. Definitely our go to place when we want to take a trip to the beach.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 1, 2020

We love Orange Beach! It’s our favorite vacation place. We love the beach and the calm atmosphere, the restaurants are good and the people are friendly. Can’t wait to return!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 1, 2020

Beautiful place to vacation at

5/5 - Excellent

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May 28, 2020

Orange Beach is beautiful and we can not wait to go back!

4/5 - Good

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May 21, 2020

Orange beach as a whole was nice. We will go to orange beach again on day.

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