Orange Beach Area Guide

With miles of beaches, family-friendly attractions, nature preserves, and boundless waters to explore, Orange Beach is a quintessential tropical destination. 

Orange Beach is a small beach town along the Gulf of Mexico in Coastal Alabama with tons to do. Here you'll find the beautiful Gulf State Park in nearby Gulf Shores and the massive shopping and entertainment center, The Wharf, just down the street. You can unwind and do nothing or find something new to fill your days while you're here. Kiddos will love playing in the calm and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico right outside your door when you stay at SeaChase Resort. Located along a quiet stretch of beach, SeaChase Resort provides guests with immediate access to the white-sand shores and all the activities and things to do out on the water. 


No matter what you want to do while you're here, let us help you plan your getaway. 

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Attractions the Entire Family Will Love

Families love the abundance of attractions, theme parks, and water parks in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. You get a thrill on a go-kart or zip line or have some classic family fun at one of our mini-golf courses or arcades. The Gulf Coast Zoo and Alligator Alley are must-visits for kids who love animals! 


Other family-friendly attractions include Adventure Island, Track Recreation Center, Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Waterville USA, Gulf Bowl, and the Hummingbird Zipline Course. 


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Find Calm Along the Gulf of Mexico

Orange Beach sits along 32 miles of gorgeous sugar sand beaches to relax and unwind. You can bask in the sun with a good book or cruise the waters on a kayak or paddle board. Gulf State Park boasts 3.5 miles of beaches as well as an inland lake, a pier, and hiking trails. If you’re looking to wander in nature, Gulf State Park is a must-visit. There are opportunities for birdwatching, geocaching, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, and more. 


More places to enjoy nature in Orange Beach include Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Perdido Key State Park, and Graham Creek Nature Preserve.


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Enjoy City Amenities in a Beach Town

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are both small beach communities, but each has its own town center with big city amenities. You’ll find great dining options with fresh-caught seafood, beachside eateries, cafes, and fine dining all within reach. SanRoc Cay and The Wharf are both large shopping, dining, and entertainment centers with tons to offer. You’ll find boutique shops and dining as well as nationally known brands and major retailers. Visit the marina at SanRoc Cay or take a ride on the Ferris wheel at The Wharf.


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Uncover the History of Coastal Alabama

The coast of Alabama has a storied past and there are several unique destinations where you can step back in time. The Fort Morgan Historic Site was utilized during the Civil War and World War I, and Historic Fort Gaines is known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is nearby in Florida but worth the drive for the history buff. You can even catch the Blue Angels practice while you’re here. 


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