Orange Beach Alabama

Orange Beach Alabama
Baldwin County Alabama

Orange Beach is a city in Baldwin County. At the 2010 census the population was 5,441. It is part of the Daphne–Fairhope–Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Orange Beach is located along the Gulf of Mexico at 30°17’29.411″ north, 87°33’43.146″ west (30.291503, -87.561985). It is the easternmost community on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, with Florida‘s Perdido Key bordering it to the east. The city of Gulf Shores is to the west.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.9 square miles, of which 14.7 square miles  is land and 1.2 square miles, or 7.83%, is water.

The city of Orange Beach hosts many sporting events and tournaments at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The Sportsplex, located north of the Gulf State Park and a short distance from The Wharf, comprises a football/soccer stadium with a seating capacity of 1,500. The facility also has several baseball and softball fields. The Backcountry Trail system through the Gulf State Park has a trailhead located at the Sportsplex.

The Sportsplex has hosted the SEC Women’s Soccer Tournament on numerous occasions, in addition to the NCAA Division II men and women’s soccer tournament. The facility once served as home to the Alabama Lightning of the North American Football League.

The tallest Ferris wheel in the Southeast, at a height of 112 feet, is located at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Orange Beach is home to the Orange Beach Running Club, which meets every Monday evening to run a 5K.

Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Orange Beach, Alabama,”