Settled in the late 1800's by farmers and fisherman, this pristine coastal wilderness was sparsely populated, nevertheless gave birth to the purpose and significance of the thriving community we enjoy today. It's name, "Orange Beach", evolved overtime and most distinguishably reflected the important citrus crops, Satsuma Oranges, which were cultivated for distribution. Some might say it is the spell binding orange sunsets, dancing off our emerald green waters, that grant the name its meaning.
Established as a city in 1984, Orange Beach's primary attraction is the gift of Mother Nature; sugar-sand beaches, the fearless Gulf of Mexico, three spring fed lakes located in the Gulf State Park, and 11 miles of paved paths in the Backcountry Trail. It is a city shared by visitors and locals alike who delight in the pleasures of fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hiking, cycling, bird watching and the endless opportunities nature has to offer.