Orange Beach/Gulf Shores Area
Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico is the gorgeous Alabama town of Orange Beach, a vacation destination that's perfect for any family or friends vacation. Folks say it has the “world’s whitest beaches,” framed by bright turquoise waters and surrounded by recreational activities. 'Blue Bayou' in Orange Beach offers the ideal balance between relaxation and adventure with access to nearby watersports, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, sightseeing or of course just soaking up the sun around the home's private pool! Enjoy world-renowned attractions and adventure parks, golfing, exquisite dining, shopping and nightlife.
For visitors to the area the unofficial social epicenter of Orange Beach is The Wharf, a 220-acre resort. You’ll find upscale shops, restaurants, live music, nightlife, daily fishing charters and the largest Ferris wheel in the southeast. The Wharf also offers a prestigious 18-hole golf course and an open-air amphitheater.
Enjoy your stay at 'Blue Bayou' in Orange Beach where Alabama’s most exhilarating water activities are right at your fingertips. Book your private group fishing charter and troll for red snapper, amberjack, mackerel, tuna, wahoo and more (depending on what's in season). Bring a boat and keep it in one of the two boat slips at 'Blue Bayou', or charter a fishing or pontoon boat from one of the many boat rental companies. Cruise to many restaurants that can be accessed by water, or just snorkel, swim and watch the dolphins. Book an evening sail for romantic sunsets and beautiful sightseeing before returning to a cold beer or glass of wine at 'Blue Bayou', your home away from home. It's a beautiful and serene place to come back to after a fun-filled day at the beach! Only minutes from 'Blue Bayou' is a trail system that seems far removed from the rest of the world and the bustling beach scene of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail.
All family vacations need something fun for the kids. Orange Beach features Adventure Island Amusement Park, with mini-golf, bumper boats, arcades, laser tag, go-karts and more family-friendly rides. 'Blue Bayou' is just minutes from Waterville USA, and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo offers close-up views of 500 different animals. Hike along the Hugh
;Blue Bayou' is close to so many delicious dining options. Many of the marinas, resorts and recreation areas are home to famous restaurants known for their mouth-watering dishes, such as the farmer’s omelet at Tacky Jack’s, the sushi and fresh local seafood at Big Fish, Firecracker Shrimp at Cobalt's or the award-winning menu at Fisher's Upstairs and Fisher's Dockside at the Orange Beach Marina. Southern Living recently named Fisher's At Orange Beach Marina one of the South's Best Restaurants for 2019!
History and Arts abound in Orange Beach and history buffs will revel at the museums and culture in the Orange Beach area. Take a 15 minute drive west to Gulf Shores for more dining and adventure options. Visitors should spend a day at Fort Morgan, the site of the Civil War battle of Mobile Bay. The Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum hosts Native American artifacts and tours of the local history. Artsy folks enjoy the Orange Beach Art Center, with Alabama’s only public-access glassblowing studio, The Hot Shop. If live music and parties on the beach inspire you, visit Orange Beach during the month of May, when the nationally recognized Hangout Music Festival comes to Gulf Shores.
By booking a vacation at 'Blue Bayou' in Orange Beach you are sure to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation that’s fun for the whole family, with attractions to satisfy your adventurous side. 'Blue Bayou' vacation rental home puts you right in the middle of amazing sightseeing and aquatic activities. Between the year-round warm temps and the one-of-a-kind dining, nightlife and shopping, you won’t be disappointed!
Locals and visitors to Orange Beach say "Life is better here."