Orange Beach Marina, Alabama

Orange Beach Marina, Alabama

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An early morning aerial shot of the Orange Beach Marina.

Nestled in a secluded harbor only minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and ICW seats the Orange Beach Marina, a full-service family-owned facility run by the Long family for more than three decades. Severely beat down by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the marina underwent a complete overhaul from 2005 to 2008 and is noted in the Gulf Coast for being among the only marinas in a fully protected harbor that offers covered slips capable of accommodating large fishing vessels.

Onsite boat and yacht sales, engine repair, fishing charters, water sports, and a ship’s store make this facility truly unique. Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina—its one-of-a-kind restaurant was completed in 2013 and commended as one of the top 100 eateries in the South—houses two kitchens with distinct concepts and menus. Fisher’s Upstairs and Fisher’s Dockside are sure to satisfy food lovers.

Lose yourself among the world’s best sport fishing areas within minutes of the marina, where snapper, ling, mackerel, grouper, and wahoo gather, while a southerly course puts you in one of the hottest bill fishing areas in the country. And if you’re into competition, look up some the many tournaments hosted by the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club (MBGFC) mbgfc.org/tournaments/htm

Want to stay ashore? Discover some of the historic forts that date back to the Civil War era or indulge in a day of golf at one of eight premier golf courses within minutes from the marina. A short car ride will also take you to the cradle of the naval aviation at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, home of the Blue Angels, and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Amenities

• 180 covered/open stalls
• Six-bay fuel dock
• Dockage to 130′
• Laundry center
• Free Wi-Fi
• Free cable TV
• 24-hour security
• Private showers and restrooms
• Covered grilling and picnic areas
• Pet friendly
• Upscale dock store

Contact:

Orange Beach Marina
27075 Marina Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-4207
orangebeachmarina.com

Nathalie Gouillou, Southern Exposure July 2015