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.