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A waterfront town of about 5,000 people, Orange Beach is the last stop on Alabama’s Gulf Coast before Florida. It’s long been a family-friendly destination for those looking to get out on the water for years. There are new restaurants on the horizon, including a new beachfront complex from the owners of the iconic Flora-Bama Bar & Grill. And, of course, the beaches are back and ready for brighter days ahead. To take advantage of the beachfront town, visit the Gulf to eat delicious cuisine in swing chairs. Some more must see spots include Moe’s Original BBQ, Wolf Bay Restaurant, and Cobalt. For some nice seafood in this one the water town includes Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina where you can choose to sit downstairs with a bucket of peel-and-eat shrimp and a cold one or upstairs for a more refined sit down dining choice. Make sure this small town community in Alabama is a visit in your travels.

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