Orange Beach, Alabama – The Perfect Beach Getaway for Your Family

Orange Beach, Alabama – The Perfect Beach Getaway for Your Family

Located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Orange Beach is a small Alabama coastal town. Its spectacular wide and white sandy beach attracts thousands of visitors each year. Additionally there are plenty of activities in the water and on land to appeal to everyone.

You will also find several large parks, such as Gulf State Park. As well as Alabama Point East and Orange Beach Waterfront Park. The Wharf is a popular tourist destination with shops, restaurants, and bars and the Indian and Sea Museum tells the story about the region’s heritage.

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Fun Things to Do in Orange Beach, Alabama

Bask in the Sunshine on Orange Beach

Orange Beach - Alabama's premiere summer beach destination

Of course the number one reason to visit Orange Beach, Alabama is the beach. Not only is the water sparkling blue-green and inviting, but the white sandy beach is super clean. The folks in Orange Beach are working hard to keep the beaches clean, so please only leave footprints when you visit.

Enjoy Some Water Sports

Orange Beach offers the full assortment of water sports for your enjoy at the beach.

If you love to play in the water, then you will find plenty to do here. Orange Beach offers the full assortment of water sports for your enjoy. You can choose from snorkeling, parasailing, paddle boarding and more. Additionally you can charter a boat for deep sea fishing or take a dolphin cruise.

Explore Gulf State Park

The Gulf State Park and Nature Center is a great option for nature and animal lovers. The park has a long and expansive boardwalk so you can stroll above the protected areas and enjoy the beauty. In addition It has a huge collection of plants and animals that are native to the Gulf area.

Kids will love interacting with their friendly turtles, alligators, snakes, and owls here! Also you can sign up for a guided beach and nature walk to learn more about the area.

Wine And Dine At The Wharf Orange Beach

Orange Beach - The Wharf

We had a ton of fun hanging out at the Wharf. The Wharf is the main tourist hangout spot in Orange Beach. There’s lots to do with a variety of shops and restaurants serving up delicious local seafood. Plus you can find the Selfie Museum here, an AMC Theatre and a Ferris Wheel.

There is even an outdoor Amphitheater that hosts live concerts from some of the hottest artists around. Don’t forget to hang out for the SPECTRA Laser Light Experience that starts at 8:30 p.m.

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Take the Kids to Orange Beach Waterfront Park

If the kids get tired of the beach then head over the Waterfront Park. Located on the bay, this park features a hiking trail and promenade. Plus there is large playground for the kids, as well as a fishing pier. You can also opt to have a picnic because there are picnic tables and BBQ grills available.

Hike Or Bike The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Orange Beach - Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

If you’re in need of a break from the beach, then check out the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. The trail is just a few minutes away from the hotels and resorts. the trail winds through six contrasting ecosystems, such as sandy ridges, freshwater marshes, coastal dunes, swamps, pine and oak forests.

The trail is easy for walking or biking for most people’s skill level. Be sure to keep watch for wildlife you might see here. White-tailed deer, otters, alligators, and boars live in this area!

Taste Some Amazing Gulf of Mexico Seafood

While visiting Orange Beach we experienced some wonderful Gulf seafood. Our favorite place was Cobalt’s, but there are plenty of great options if you love seafood!

Visit Adventure Island Amusement Park

Orange Beach - Adventure Island

One of the most fun things to do in Orange Beach for families is to visit Adventure Island. Here, you can challenge your friends or family to a game of 18-hole beachside mini golf or ride the go-karts and bumper boats.

Visit the Fort Morgan Historic Site

Orange Beach - Fort Morgan Historic Site is a great day trip option

If you’re a history buff, you’ll surely want to take a trip to Fort Morgan Historic Site on Mobile Point. Fort Morgan was built between 1819 and 1833, and you will find it at the end of the peninsula. It was built to guard the bay that meets the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Morgan played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Fort Morgan Historic Site is a great day trip option if you’re vacationing in Orange Beach.

In conclusion, I hope this post has given you some great ideas for planning your trip to Orange Beach, Alabama. If you’re looking for more fun beach getaways check out my post Cool Things to Do on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or Fun Activities to Experience in South Padre Island, Texas.

If you have any other suggestions for the best things to do in this area, please share a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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Lisa Soots

I love to inspire people, travel, and photography. I have created this blog to inspire you to travel or allow you to travel vicariously through me. My photographs are meant to excite you to venture out to see this great, big, beautiful world. Most importantly, I want to inspire you to live your best life.

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2 Comments

  1. It’s interesting how Alabama doesn’t really feel like a coastal destination! But you proved me wrong! Orange Beach is beautiful and I’m gonna check it out! Thanks, Lisa!

    • Hey Donna!

      Orange Beach was so incredibly beautiful. I was impressed. It’s laid back and quieter too! They also have RV options there too. I think you will love it!

      All my best,
      Lisa 🙂

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