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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Orange Beach.

This page contains five sections:

Around Orange Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northwest of Orange Beach. Mobile has a population of 194,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Orange Beach and has a population of 53,200 people.

For comparison, Orange Beach has a population of 5,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,118   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bayou La Batre   [Map]   2,621   W   41 miles [66 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,954   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,955   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Daphne   [Map]   24,896   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   18,730   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,218   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,131   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,351   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,894   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,906   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,182   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   8,065   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,323   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,628   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Elberta   [Map]   1,652   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lillian   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   791   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Perdido Beach   [Map]   631   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Seminole   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   761   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,128   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellview (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Myrtle Grove (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Perdido Key (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Warrington (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
West Pensacola (FL)   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Orange Beach, please visit our County-by-County Page for Orange Beach.

Baldwin County ...

Orange Beach is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orange Beach ...

Looking for more information about Orange Beach? 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 Orange Beach, 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 Orange Beach.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Orange Beach.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Orange Beach. 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 Orange Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Orange Beach ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Orange Beach.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   W   5 miles [8 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   ENE   26 miles [41.8 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 Orange Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Orange Beach. 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   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   ENE   64 miles [103 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   W   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   W   5 miles [8 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 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
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        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
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County 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
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orange Beach: www.orangebch.com/

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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 Orange Beach.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2933, Longitude: -87.5836     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orange Beach 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 Orange Beach), 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 Orange Beach.



 
 
 

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