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Perdido Pass Orange Beach AL

Perdido Pass Orange Beach

Perdido Pass is one of the primary boat access points to the Gulf of Mexico from Perdido Bay and the vast back bays, bayous and coves that encumber the coastal Alabama landscape.  It lies just under 9 miles to the east of Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. “The Pass” as it is commonly abbreviated by local residents, separates the Florida Point from the Alabama Point, both of which are located in the small beach community of Orange Beach, Alabama.  The Gulf State Park beach is located on the east side of The Pass and offers some beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches, roughly 70 acres of prime real estate.  Beach-goers must travel across hundreds of yards of boardwalk to reach the beach to the east of the Florida Point.  The boardwalk protects a wide expanse of sea oat covered sand dunes that stretch from the main public parking area to just north of the gulf surf.

The Perdido Pass Bridge was completed in 1989 and consists of over 1,600 feet of aesthetically beautiful concrete.  It is truly a sight to behold from both land and sea and its peak offers a panoramic view of Orange Beach that stretches from Terry Cove to Ono Island and beyond.  The bridge offers a protected pedestrian lane and it is quite common to see folks exercising year round over this grand structure.  The far east and west pillars of the bridge are popular fishing spots, so get their early to reserve your spot and be mindful that blocking the channel is prohibited.

The channel in and around the Perdido Pass bridge is typically busy with both recreational and commercial fishing vessels, as the Gulf of Mexico offers world class saltwater fishing.  Anglers often travel 10 of miles offshore in search of Amberjack, Cobia, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper and Trigger Fish.  Snapper is by far the most sought after catch in the gulf and strictly limited by state law in regards to the number they are allowed to keep per angler and by the number of days snapper fishing days allocated per season.   The Perdido Pass Jetties at Alabama Point are a common place to see fisherman, that brave the jagged rocks to take advantage of prime fishing grounds close to shore and also make an ideal spot for divers, who can wade into the gulf waters from shore.

There are great restaurants on either side of Perdido Pass.  One of our personal favorites is The Gulf, which has great burgers and mojitos.  To the east is Cobalt, a great spot for local gulf seafood and sunsets to the west.  Cobalt is also adjacent to one of the most popular condominium developments on the Alabama Gulf Coast, the Caribe Resort.  The Caribe Resort consists of 3 elegant towers of luxury condos, surrounded by resort style amenities and offering back bay or Gulf of Mexico views, with some owners and their guests enjoying more of a panoramic view of both.

Perdido Pass Orange Beach AL information proved by the Jason Will Real Estate Team 251-866-6464.