About Orange Beach
Orange Beach is a 45 minute drive from Pensacola (FL) airport (or an approx. $45 Uber/Lyft/Taxi ride or A Ontime Airport Shuttles) can be booked in advance from $60. Other airports are Mobile (AL) which is an approx. 60 minute drive, Gulfport- Biloxi (MS) which is an approx. 2 hour drive, plus it is only an approx. 3.5 hour drive from “The Big Easy” of New Orleans (LA).
The main area attractions include dolphin cruises, helicopter tours, inshore/offshore charter fishing, parasailing, watersports including kayaks, jet skis and sailing. There are several Championship golf courses, nature walks, bike trails, a zoo, a water park, cinemas, health/beauty spa, outlet shopping, miniature golf, etc.
Adventure, fun, relaxation…you’ll find it all on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. For years, Orange Beach remained a little-known vacation treasure, but more and more families are discovering the 32 miles of soft sand and clear waters that lace the edges of Alabama’s southern border to the Gulf of Mexico.
Made almost entirely of quartz grains washed down from the Appalachian Mountains thousands of years ago, the white-sand beaches that make up Gulf Shores and Orange Beach shorelines are some of the finest in the world. But, don’t take our word for it. It’s one of the reasons families return to our Gulf Coast beaches, year after year. There’s no better way to unwind from everyday life than spending your days building sandcastles and soaking up the sun. Seagulls singing, waves crashing, it’s everything you need to discover a whole new state of relaxation.
Cast your cares away when you cast your line during a deep-sea fishing adventure in Orange Beach, where the country’s largest artificial fishing reef awaits you. Or, hide a history lesson in a trip to historic Fort Morgan, the guardian of Mobile Bay since 1834 and where four wars were fought. After a day of adventure, refuel with seafood that doesn't get any fresher than right off the boat.
Whether you’re in the mood for fun and adventure or lazy days on the beach, you can do it all in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Bring the family and discover a whole new state of satisfaction while you explore the waterways, relax on the beach, take family beach portraits to last a lifetime or eat your fill of fresh seafood. It’s all here waiting to be discovered.
Orange Beach, AL - Average Monthly Temperatures (ºF)
Av. High Av. Low Av. High Av. Low
January 63º 43º July 90º 74º
February 65º 44º August 90º 74º
March 71º 52º Sept 87º 70º
April 76º 58º October 80º 59º
May 82º 65º November 71º 49º
June 89º 73º December 67º 47º