Spring Break at the Beach

Orange Beach, AL is a beautiful white sand beach on the Gulf Coast located between Gulf Shores, AL and Perdido Key and Pensacola, FL about 6 1/2 hours from Chattanooga, TN.  My kids were on Spring Break a couple weeks ago so we jumped at the chance for some beach time.  This was our first visit to Orange Beach/ Gulf Shores area.  We normally spend time at Panama City Beach, FL with extended family in the summer.  I was very happy with Orange Beach.  I loved the family atmosphere and it was much quieter and less crowded than PCB.


The beach area is also more “hardpacked” so it’s easier to walk long distances.  We had a good time looking for shells.

We only had 3-4 days to spend here so I opted to stay at a hotel instead of a condo or house.  The Hampton Inn and Suites Orange Beach is fairly new and clean and right on the beach.  They also had a heated indoor/outdoor pool which was a must with the cooler weather and they offered free breakfast every morning.

We took advantage of our location and did some sight-seeing around the area.  We spent a day exploring the USS Alabama Battleship in Mobile, AL and on the way home, made a stop at Alligator Alley.  I’m planning on posting these trips later, so keep checking!

For now I’ll leave you with a sunrise and sunset from beautiful Orange Beach, AL.

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