City of Orange Beach
The city of Orange Beach is perfect year round. Each season exudes something special and compliments any lifestyle. With fun filled family adventures filled with rides and thrills or adventure among nature including boating, dolphin cruises, biking scenic nature trails, fishing and snorkeling, Orange Beach has an abundance to choose from.The white sand beaches and serenity of the Gulf of Mexico draw people in from all over. Many residents initially vacationing in Orange Beach fell in love with this alluring coastal community and made life a permanent vacation.
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World Class fishing both inshore and offshore is available 12 months out of the year due to the mild climate of Alabama’s waters. Back bays, coves, and canals surround Orange Beach contributing to the desirable inshore fishing. Alabama’s artificial reef building program has established tens of thousands of artificial reefs on the gulf floor producing a habitat for reef fish. The largest artificial reef in the world created by sinking the 888 ft. USS Oriskany Aircraft Carrier attracts scuba divers and anglers alike. Another draw to Orange Beach for fisherman are the many fishing tournaments including the Red Snapper World Championship.
On your way in to visit Orange Beach be sure to notice the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Southeast. This amazing ride is a magnificent sight day or night when lights are aglow, located at The Wharf towering at 112 feet, it is something you’ll want to see. Also at The Wharf you will find shopping, delectable dining experiences, and a 9,500 seating capacity amphitheater surrounded among the scenic wetlands. Finding a home in Orange Beach is not a challenge at all, homes range from cozy cottages to sleek high rise condominiums. There is a perfect match for everyone here, a private cove, back bay or gulf front property. Let us help you find your perfect home! Orange Beach is centrally located along the coast and offers the convenience to get away on a scenic day trip or a longer destination with larger nearby cities about an hour’s drive away including both the Mobile and Pensacola airports.
The City of Orange Beach is located along the gulf coast, nearly an hour and a half from from Mobile, Alabama and about fifty minutes from Pensacola.
Orange Beach is just the place to watch local artists at work at the Orange Beach Art Center, or charter a fishing boat or dolphin excursion. You may want to catch the Red Snapper World Championship competition, too! With over 10 miles of beautiful beaches, Orange Beach is the perfect location for family vacations as well as a great place to live. Many festivals occur throughout the year like the family-oriented Mardi-Gras Parade, the Southern Breeze Wine & Culinary Festival, Orange Beach Seafood Festival and the Waterfront Festival of Art are also a delight for people who live in Orange Beach. You can also explore the largest artificial reef in the world, the USS Oriskany Aircraft Carrier, if you would like scuba dive.
The seafood is one of the best in the country. There are fine restaurants to satisfy every taste imaginable from luxury dining to the local pubs. Click here to find one that you like!
Orange Beach has plenty of opportunities for shopping locally and is only an hour’s drive from major shopping malls. You’ll love some of our more unusual shops like Fish on a Dish, specializing in local art and treasures, or Fric-N-Frac at The Wharf where you can get custom made gifts.
Orange Beach Area Links
- City of Orange Beach
- Alabama League of Municipalities
- Alabama One Call
- Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance
- Baldwin County Public Schools
- Baldwin County Utilities
- Baldwin County, Alabama
- South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
- South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
- State of Alabama
- Town of Dauphin Island
- University of South Alabama – Baldwin County