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Fun in the Sun: Your Guide to Orange Beach and RVs

It’s February. The charm of winter is firmly behind us and the promise of spring is juuuust out of reach. Do sunny days make you run outside for Vitamin D, only to realize it’s an optical illusion and still sub-freezing? If you can’t take one more day of waking up to bare trees and a frosty lawn, then load up your rig for the sunny shores of Orange Beach, Alabama. Located on the Gulf Coast, this beach town is quieter than some of its Florida counterparts, but still has just as much to offer.

Where to Stay:

Kick back and enjoy the ocean breeze at one of the many RV parks in Orange Beach.

Buena Vista Motor Coach Resort

If you travel in a motor coach, you need to check out this luxury resort! Directly across the street from the sugar white beaches of the gulf, you have the option of short term rentals, long term rentals, and even ownership if you decide you just can’t tear yourself away. Their expansive sites (averaging near 4,500 square feet!) will give you plenty of room to have visitors during your stay. Located within walking distance of restaurants and the beach, you will see why this is one of our favorite places to stay!

55 sites (with more coming soon) – Pet-friendly – Full Service

Buena Vista Motor Coach Resort | 23601 Perdido Beach Blvd | Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA | (251)-980-1855

Gulf State Park

Just 1.5 miles from the beach, Gulf State Park is perfect for anyone looking for something more laid back with easy access to nearby nature trails and hiking. You can also enjoy the onsite nature center, swimming pool, splash pad, and multiple athletic courts. The camp store and laundry facilities make this an easy place to pass the time. Now booking all dates for 2022.

496 sites Pet-friendly – Laundry Facilities — Bathhouses — Full Service

Gulf State Park | 20115 State Park Rd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251)-948-7275, ext 1

Sun Outdoors: Orange Beach

Located on 30 beautiful acres, Sun Outdoors is great for stretching your legs after a long RV ride! With options for both short and long term stays, you will truly be able to enjoy the amenities of home with their business center, swimming pools, hiking trails, and regularly scheduled social events. Settle in at Sun Outdoors: Orange Beach!

142 sites (and counting) – Pet-friendly – Bathhouses — Full Service — Fitness Center — Club House

Sun Outdoors: Orange Beach | 22800 Canal Road | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (888) 978-2080

Heritage Motor Coach Resort & Marina

If you plan on bringing your boat on vacation, then Heritage Motor Coach Resort & Marina is the place for you. When you stay at this Orange Beach RV resort, you have access to a private marina connected to the Gulf of Mexico. The amenities at this top tier resort are almost impossible to beat! Book your stay before they fill up.

78 sites Bathhouses — Club House — Business Center

Heritage Motor Coach Resort & Marina | 28888 Canal Rd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (800)-730-7032

Terry Cove Motor Coach Resort

Ownership and vacation rentals are both options at this gulf motor coach resort. All sites have screened in gazebos so you can truly maximize the use of your site. You’ll be just a quick 5 minute drive from the beach and minutes from some of the best seafood restaurants around. Bike on the paved trails or relax on island time. Enjoy your stay!

49 sites Full Service

Terry Cove Motor Coach Resort | 4650 Griffith Marina Road | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251)-923-9292

What to do:

The Wharf

The Wharf is great for families with kids of all ages! Restaurants, shopping, and a ferris wheel await. You can even bring your dogs along! Make sure to check out their seasonal hours before you head out.

The Wharf | 23101 Canal Road | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 224-1900

The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises & SeaLife Experience

Spend 2 full hours on the water during this family friendly dolphin cruise! Set sail during the day or for a sunset cruise, depending on your preference. Act like a kid no matter your age during water battles with other Fun Boats! Everyone enjoys the up close and personal sea life experiences during this ocean tour. Book your trip now!

The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises & SeaLife Experience | 3900 Bayou Rd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 971-1893

Sail Wild Hearts

Set sail for an adventure! Enjoy the gulf coast beaches from a totally different point of view with Sail Wild Hearts. Choose between an ocean cruise, island exploring, dolphin cruise, or sail down the back bays at your leisure. Grab a drink from the onboard bar then sit back and enjoy the ride.

Sail Wild Hearts | 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 981-6700

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum

Housed in a school house built in 1910, the Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum houses local artifacts relating to the area’s Native American and fishing heritage. Admission is free, so take the time to learn about the history of Orange Beach during your stay.

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum | 25805 John Snook Drive | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 981-8545

Adventure Island

Go Carts, bumper boats, and lazer tag all await at Adventure Island! Located directly in the middle of Orange Beach and just across the street from the Gulf, you can end your day at the beach and walk straight into a night of family fun.

Adventure Island | 24559 Perdido Beach Blvd. | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 974-1500

Where to eat:


Off the beaten path, Cosmos has an amazing patio, fresh food, and great cocktails to help you unwind after a long day of relaxing at the beach.

Cosmos | 25753 Canal Rd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 948-9663

The Gulf

Listen up. You will not find a better restaurant for outdoor dining. Located directly on the water, the beer is cold and the fish is fresh. Make this your first stop in Orange Beach!

The Gulf | 27500 Perdido Beach Blvd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 424-1800


If you can’t decide between seafood or steak, then why not have both at Voyagers? Enjoy a delicious meal with amazing gulf views!

Voyagers | 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 981-9811

Tacky Jack’s Orange Beach

Voted the local’s favorite hangout (if any locals are reading this, please confirm), Tacky Jack’s is located waterfront with a laid back beach vibe. Have a cold one and watch the sunset over the gulf from their patio!

Tacky Jack’s Orange Beach | 27206 Safe Harbor Dr | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 981-4144


Described as “contemporary coastal cuisine”, their dishes are curated by renowned chefs and every table has a view. Don’t miss out on this restaurant during your trip!

Cobalt | 28099 Perdido Beach Blvd | Orange Beach, AL 36561 | (251) 923-5300

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