Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Orange Beach

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Orange Beach. Well-liked for its seafood restaurants, dolphin watching and fishing, this city is both relaxing and welcoming. Pensacola Naval Air Station and Fort Barrancas are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Orange Beach

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Orange Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Adventure Island (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Arena The Next Level (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Craft Farms Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Waterville USA (6 mi / 9.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Orange Beach

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Orange Beach

Travelers love Orange Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Orange Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gulf State Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Gulf Shores Beach (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Perdido Key State Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Big Lagoon State Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Johnson Beach (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Orange Beach

Fly into Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.4 mi (44 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 48.4 mi (77.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Orange Beach?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 9,596 house rentals around Orange Beach. From 8,457 Condos/Apartments to 897 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Orange Beach is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Orange Beach?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Orange Beach:

  • Orange Beach East: 6,525 vacation rentals
  • Cotton Bayou: 1,377 vacation rentals
  • The Fish Camp: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cottages: 23 vacation rentals
  • Sharp Reef: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Orange Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Orange Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Wharf: 10,895 home rentals
  • Gulf State Park: 10,957 home rentals
  • Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum: 10,652 home rentals
  • Gulf State Park Fishing Pier: 11,103 home rentals
  • Orange Beach Golf Center: 10,683 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orange Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Orange Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 8,457 Condos/Apartments in Orange Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Orange Beach include:

  • Houses: 897 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 60 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 60 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Orange Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8,529 vacation homes with pool available in Orange Beach.

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