Orange Beach Attractions

Things to Do in Orange Beach

Fishing is just one of the things to do in Orange Beach.
The last thing you should be wondering when you’re on your long last vacation from your nine-to-five is what to do in Orange Beach. Lucky for you, there are several things to do in Orange Beach, even if lounging on the sand, listening to the waves brush up against the shore with a drink in hand isn’t your thing.

From some of the best fishing in Alabama, to family-friendly beaches, to restaurants that offer up casual seafood and five-star meals, you won’t find yourself lacking for Orange Beach attractions. Check out this handy guide in case you find yourself at a loss.


There’s nothing like reeling in the catch of the day, that fish that seems to get bigger each time you tell the story. Orange Beach offers plenty of opportunities for tall tales with fish to make even the most experienced angler struggle to put up a fight. From bottom fishing to sport fishing, you’re likely to find amber jack, marlin, tuna  and snapper which not only make for a great story, but are quite tasty as well. Hint: Cook what you catch in your Orange Beach vacation rental’s custom kitchen and enjoy a taste of true Alabama Gulf Coast cuisine.


You won’t find better beaches along the Alabama Gulf Coast, no matter what those Gulf Shores die-hards say. Although if you’re not from the South you’ll most likely fall in love with the easy, slower way of life. The outward friendliness of the locals, many of them old-timers who like to sit along the Orange Beach beaches, will cut straight to your heart. Gulf State Park, Romar Beach, Cotton Bayou Beach and Florida Point & Alabama Point are a few beaches you should check out.


When it comes to feeding the hungry, Orange Beach restaurants more than hold their own. Find out where the locals eat or work your way through the seafood shacks and five star restaurants on your own. Check out swanky Cobalt’s with its water wall and aquarium and dine overlooking Perdido Pass. Or opt for something more low key like Tacky Jack’s Grill and Tavern, a local favorite that’s been in Orange Beach for twenty years.  The truth is there’s something for everyone’s tastes - and budgets - so dining in Orange Beach is always a pleasure.


No vacation is complete without a dose of retail therapy, and shopping in Orange Beach more than holds its own next to big time towns like Birmingham or Montgomery.  Whether you’re looking for the big box store experience or smaller shops full of artisan wares, you’ll have fun exploring the shops in Orange Beach, Alabama. Check out the Wharf in Orange Beach, a bustling boardwalk full of boutiques and cafes, which is where all the locals like to shop.

Where to  Stay

Of course the great thing about renting Orange Beach vacation homes is the fact that you don’t have to travel too far from “home” to enjoy a beach vacation. If you opt for renting a waterfront  Orange Beach vacation home, you’ll have access to water activities right outside your front door, from swimming to boating. Hint: Check for Orange Beach rentals that have boat slips and docks.  Orange Beach condos and house rentals provide perfect places for hanging out with family or friends, down time you might not get during the hustle and bustle of the school schedule. Relax in the living areas or take advantage of the big screen TV to watch movies with the kids. You’ll soon discover Orange Beach has many things to do in spite of being a casual beach town. Visit today.

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