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Orange Beach, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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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 193,000 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 53,800 people.

For comparison, Orange Beach has a population of 6,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bayou La Batre   [Map]   2,513   W   41 miles [66 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Elberta   [Map]   1,679   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lillian   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Perdido Beach   [Map]   641   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Seminole   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   802   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   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.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orange Beach ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Gulf Beach (FL) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Orange Beach   [Map]
Gulf Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Joseph Cruzat Grant (FL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Josephine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magnolia Springs   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oyster Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Beach (FL)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Seaglades (FL)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Swift   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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.

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
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Orange Beach Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Orange Beach

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

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 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>
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
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
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
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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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 from 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.