Orange Beach

Today, Orange Beach is an affluent beach resort, busy with tourists in the summer but very quiet in the winter when many businesses close.

Welcome to Orange Beach

A serene but lively beach town that has a little something for everyone

The coastal town of Orange Beach is, in no small measure, as exciting as it is charming. Positioned conveniently along the Alabama shoreline, tainted turquoise waves roll onto its sugar-white sandy beaches each day, inducing beach and boating vibes throughout the city.

Its extensive charter fishing fleets allow for limitless water fun adventures and fishing excursions while bordering the coast is a remarkable array of rental houses and award-winning restaurants where one can enjoy a fabulous waterfront dining experience. Move a little more inland and you'll discover a hoard of scenic hiking trails and beautiful golf courses.


What to Love

  • Charter fishing fleets you can access
  • Calm, serene coastal ambience
  • A ton of coastal sports to explore and waterfront restaurants
  • 8+ miles of sandy beachfront

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Orange Beach is that of a typical beach town. The small suburban community of just over 6000 folks is a laidback lot. Most spend their spare time relaxing on its white-sand beaches and taking deep sea boat tours.
On the other hand, adventurers take to hiking or biking on the extensive backcountry trail, camping under the stars at the Waterfront Park, or watersports like kayaking, scuba diving, and riding jet skis.
When the sun sets, Orange Beach lends itself to a healthy nightlife, with tons of spots you can wine, dine and dance the night away. Pop in at the renowned Flora-Bama, dubbed the most prominent beach bar in the state, for live entertainment daily.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy the overabundance of local cuisine and seafood in any of Orange Beach's famous upscale restaurants, such as Fisher's at the Orange Beach marina, Villaggio Grille, or Big Fish Restaurant. A little further out near The Gulf, you'll find other restaurants such as Cobalt The Restaurant, Tacky Jack's and Lulu's, all hidden gems accessible by boat.
Stroll over to Orange Beach's largest shopping district, The Wharf, a small city within the city and home to a plethora of tourist attractions. There, you can pick your choice of dolphin-watching cruises and shopping complexes. Book a condo at the waterfront or ride the 112-foot Ferris wheel, the largest in the southeast.

Things to Do

There's no limit to the fun and thrilling activities Orange Beach offers. Access its main attraction, the Orange Beach beachfront, through 3 public access points, and sunbathe on the iconic white-sand shores. Better yet, delve into the horde of watersports activities and deep sea fishing excursions the beach offers.
If you prefer fishing with your feet on land, simply cast a line right from your beach chair to any of the many fishing spots within the town. For a more laid-back vibe, feel free to spend a night on the beach and enjoy the breathtaking Alabama Gulf sunset at the coast.
The Hugh s. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers 25 miles of trails for biking and walking. Explore the Gulf State Park and witness its diverse ecosystems, or visit Bon Secour National Wildlife refuge to explore wildlife in its purest form.
For the artistically inclined, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach offers boundless opportunities to explore your creative side, with various visual arts, blow glass, and pottery classes one can take. Walk over to its 10,000-square-foot gallery to view works by artists on the Gulf Coast. At the same time, you are free to audition for or attend theatrical renditions and plays at the Performing Arts Center.


While ranked the #1 place to retire in the Gulf region, Orange Beach is an equally ideal location to raise a family. The neighborhood boasts a fair share of A-rated schools to support this, including:
  • Orange Beach Elementary, PK-6, Public
  • Orange Beach Middle and High School, 7-12, Public

Overview for Orange Beach, AL

7,847 people live in Orange Beach, where the median age is 53.5 and the average individual income is $51,301. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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53.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach has 3,581 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Orange Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,847 people call Orange Beach home. The population density is 533.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Orange Beach, AL

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The following schools are within or nearby Orange Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Orange Beach Elementary School
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