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The location of Grand Bay

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Grand Bay.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Grand Bay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Grand Bay. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gulfport (MS). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of Grand Bay and has a population of 72,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Grand Bay and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Biloxi (MS)   [Map]   45,975   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   11,503   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Long Beach (MS)   [Map]   15,677   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ocean Springs (MS)   [Map]   17,652   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bayou La Batre   [Map]   2,513   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coden   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Irvington   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mon Louis   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Saint Elmo   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Big Point (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coll Town (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Escatawpa (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Helena (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hurley (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Grand Bay, please visit our County-by-County Page for Grand Bay.

Mobile County ...

Grand Bay is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS). Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand Bay ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Grand Bay   [Map]
Fernland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Helena (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Nelson   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orange Grove (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pecan (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pinecrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Slaughter Flat Landing (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union Church   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Bay ...

Looking for more information about Grand Bay? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grand Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Grand Bay.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Grand Bay.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Grand Bay. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Grand Bay Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Grand Bay


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Grand Bay ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Grand Bay.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Grand Bay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grand Bay. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   108 miles [173.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Mobile County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Bay.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Grand Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grand Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4763, Longitude: -88.3422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grand Bay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Grand Bay), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grand Bay.



 
 
 

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