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Orange BeachUnited States of America

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

Wow

Orange Beach East

4.5/5Wonderful!(28 area reviews)

While Orange Beach East isn't home to many top sights, Adventure Island and Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum are some notable places to visit nearby.

Orange Beach East

Top Hotels in Orange Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Premier The Tides
Best Western Premier The Tides
3 out of 5
26032 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $229 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Orange Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Adventure Island, Romar Beach, and Ono Island. Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,252 reviews)

"I wish they had more parking spaces. Everything else was great. From the front desk to the lobby bar to pool bar including breakfast."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Best Western Premier The Tides
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
3 out of 5
4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $189 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orange Beach Event Center and The Wharf. Arena The Next Level and Orange Beach Sportsplex ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (437 reviews)

"Everything was wonderful. It was clean, the staff was nice, and the hotel was beautiful."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
Sleep Inn On The Beach
Sleep Inn On The Beach
2.5 out of 5
25400 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $219 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Orange Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Adventure Island and Orange Beach Art Center. Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and The Wharf ...

3.9/5Good! (1,366 reviews)

"Great spot and convenient to the beach! The only down side is the rooms are a bit small."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Sleep Inn On The Beach

Popular places to visit in Orange Beach

The Wharf
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The Wharf

4.5/5(642 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Orange Beach with a trip to The Wharf. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or attend a sporting event.

Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

4.5/5(116 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Orange Beach with a trip to Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or experience its great live music.

Pensacola Naval Air Station
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Pensacola Naval Air Station

4.5/5(694 reviews)

After visiting Pensacola Naval Air Station, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Pensacola. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the beautiful sunsets in this family-friendly area.

Pensacola Beach Pier
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Pensacola Beach Pier

4.5/5(775 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Pensacola Beach when you make a stop at a top site like Pensacola Beach Pier. Stroll along the seaside or experience the great live music in this family-friendly area.

Gulf State Park
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Gulf State Park

4.5/5(539 reviews)

Stretch out on long white-sand beaches at this oceanfront state park. Drive up your heart rate with extreme activities, such as zip lining and parasailing.

Historic Pensacola Village
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Historic Pensacola Village

4.5/5(413 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Pensacola when you make a stop at a top site like Historic Pensacola Village. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or experience the great live music in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Orange Beach

Pensacola Hop-On Hop-Off
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Pensacola Hop-On Hop-Off

100% of travellers recommend
$30
Per adult
Pensacola Inshore Fishing
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Pensacola Inshore Fishing

100% of travellers recommend
$500
Per adult
Ghost and Graveyards Tour
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Ghost and Graveyards Tour

$22
Per adult
3-day Pensacola Pass
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3-day Pensacola Pass

$90
Per adult
Red Light District Tour
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Red Light District Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$25
Per adult
Downtown Walking Ghost Tour
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Downtown Walking Ghost Tour

80% of travellers recommend
$15
Per adult

Reviews of Orange Beach

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
677
5 - Excellent 73.3477789815818%
4 - Good
216
4 - Good 23.401950162513543%
3 - Okay
22
3 - Okay 2.38353196099675%
2 - Disappointing
5
2 - Disappointing 0.5417118093174431%
1 - Terrible
3
1 - Terrible 0.3250270855904659%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 21, 2020

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Love this beach and this town!! Was never expecting my hotel to ruin my stay.

5/5 - Excellent

Moniejo

May 15, 2020

For quiet, family getaways

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 11, 2020

Orange Beach is a wonderful place to visit...just don’t stay at Hotel Indigo.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 8, 2020

Small town charm with lots of things to do!

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