The Gulf Coast is home to many charming towns, but there is none other like the hidden gemstone of Orange Beach, Alabama. Before its time as a city, Orange Beach was filled with citrus groves in the 1920s, which is where its name originates. Orange Beach became a small town in 1984, and still holds those small-town characteristics tourists and locals have enjoyed over the years.
Orange Beach was originally settled as a fishing community in the mid-1800s. Its rich fishing history has expanded the city into what it is today. The Intracoastal Waterway was completed in 1937, making travel by water more accessible. Tourism began to flourish not only from the beach area, but in the fishing industry that created a harmonized experience for visitors and locals alike. The city is now known as a water sports hub and tourist attraction that offers many opportunities for fishing, outdoor activities and resort getaways. Orange Beach is the perfect beach vacation spot to enjoy with the family with excellent dining experiences, various cruises and much more. Fishing rodeos and competitions are big events, thus making Orange Beach a focal point for all fishing enthusiasts. Over 6 million people visit the Gulf Coast almost every year. Now, the city is home to over 6,000 residents with a progressing economy where tourism plays a vital role.
With 32 miles of crystal-white, sandy beaches, the added entertainment alongside natural beauty makes this city a magnificent place to visit and live. Orange Beach has spectacular opportunities for family activities from putt-putt and arcades, to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and a plethora of relaxing vacation experiences. Take advantage of the beautiful marine life living in these Gulf Coast waters and experience the delight of a dolphin cruise, or maybe rent a pontoon boat or jet skis to satisfy the adventure in all of us. When you get hungry, stop by the countless, great local restaurants serving some of the most delicious, fresh seafood you can find in the area. Many restaurants offer live music, refreshing drinks, delicious foods and even outdoor seating to make your trip the most memorable! With a diverse environment, Orange Beach even offers areas for hiking, bird watching and camping for nature lovers. This beach town offers something for everyone!
Next time you’re on the Gulf Coast, plan your stop in Orange Beach to experience a little piece of a hidden paradise. Plan your trip and make it one you’ll always remember! Take the leap and become a local, and turn your paradise vacation into an everyday reality. You’ll find that Orange Beach is warmed by rich history, foods, beauty and of course, sunshine. Explore the hidden beauty of the city and make unforgettable moments. Relax, while the world moves a little slower in Orange Beach. It’s all waiting for you!