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Popular amenities for Orange Beach vacation rentals

Stay near Orange Beach's top sights

Flora-Bama374 locals recommend
The Wharf250 locals recommend
The Gulf - Orange Beach262 locals recommend
The Wharf Amphitheater42 locals recommend
The Wharf at Orange Beach57 locals recommend
Flora-Bama Marina & Watersports18 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Orange Beach

  • Total rentals

    5.1K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    5K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    120 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    4.4K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    44K reviews

Your guide to Orange Beach

All About Orange Beach

A small city on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Ocean Beach combines the sights and beauty of a beach town with historic landmarks. Look to the horizon where dolphins play in the waves, go snorkeling amongst the hulls of sunken ships in the country’s largest man-made reefs, and while away days cycling through pretty wooded trails. For a touch of resort life, head to any of the scenic golf courses that dot the area, or charter a yacht and set sail on the water. Nearby, Fort Morgan beckons with a history lesson, or for adrenaline-seekers, cast your attention towards the area’s zip lines and waterparks. Orange Beach knows how to throw an event, too. You’ll find festivals celebrating yachts, shimp, beer, oysters, and music, among other themes — it feels like there’s always something going on in Orange Beach.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Orange Beach

Sunny weather and tons of local events make summer an optimal time to visit. The caveat is that it gets crowded this time of year, especially along the more popular beaches. And though hot, summers on the Gulf can be humid and rainy. March, April, and May see weather warm enough for the beach, and fewer people — with the exception being during Spring Break. In autumn, the weather should stay mild enough to spend time outside hiking, cycling, or golfing, though it may be a little cold for swimming. Seafood fans should aim for a trip in time for the National Shrimp Festival in October, or the Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend in November. Over the winter, the town gets quieter, though remains a perennial destination for snowbirds looking to escape chillier climates.

Top things to do in Orange Beach

Golf on the Gulf

With 16 golf courses to choose from in and around Orange Beach, golfing on the gulf has never been so within reach. Tee off on scenic courses swathed in perfect greens and blues. From mini putt to driving ranges to the whole 18-hole fanfare, there’s a course here no matter your experience level.

Fort Morgan

Standing proud against the skyline since 1819, Fort Morgan is a landmark stone fort that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Mobile Bay, and later served as a defense fortress in the World Wars. Learn about the history of these battles and the role of coastal fortifications as you tour around. The area around Fort Morgan is also a scenic lookout spot, with its own beach, boat launch, and walking trails.

Snorkeling and shore diving

Head to Perdido Pass Bridge in Orange Beach for some of the best snorkeling in the region. Alongside crabs scuttling around the rocks and tropical fish aplenty, you can dive to the wreckage site of a Spanish Rum Runner ship that sank in 1920.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Orange Beach?

    Orange Beach has a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, humid summers. The average high temperature in summer can reach 90°F (32°C), while in winter it can dip to around 60°F (15°C). Rain is most common in July, while May tends to be the driest month.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Orange Beach?

    Visitors to Orange Beach often enjoy dolphin cruises, exploring the Wharf for shopping and entertainment, and spending a day at Adventure Island for family fun. Water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking in the back bays are also popular activities.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Orange Beach?

    Orange Beach, Alabama, is most frequently visited between May and August when the weather is warm, around 80-90°F (27-32°C). During this season, the area hosts lively events, including the Hangout Music Festival in May and the Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf in July.

  • What are the best places to stay in Orange Beach?

    Popular areas to stay in Orange Beach typically include Perdido Beach Boulevard, known for its waterfront properties; the Village of Tannin, a quaint community with charming cottages; and Romar Beach, a quieter area with easy access to the beach.

  • What are the best places to visit in Orange Beach?

    Frequently suggested places to visit in Orange Beach include the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum, the Wharf's Ferris Wheel, and the Perdido Key State Park. Exploring the Gulf State Park is also a popular activity.

  • What are some hiking trails in Orange Beach?

    Orange Beach has several trails you might enjoy exploring. The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, with its 28 miles (45 km) of paved trails, and the Gulf State Park's Pine Beach Trail, a serene 3.5-mile (5.6 km) round trip, are frequently suggested by visitors.

  • What are some family activities to do in Orange Beach?

    Families visiting Orange Beach can enjoy activities like exploring the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, having fun at Waterville USA, or spending a day at the Orange Beach Waterfront Park. A family fishing trip or a picnic at the Gulf State Park are also popular choices.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Orange Beach?

    Day trips from Orange Beach can lead you to the Historic Pensacola Village, about 30 miles (48 km) east, or to Fairhope, a charming town around 45 miles (72 km) away. For nature lovers, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a frequently suggested destination.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Orange Beach?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Orange Beach. From over 4,530 condo rentals to over 350 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Orange Beach?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,200 vacation rentals in Orange Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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