COASTAL Orange Beach, which opened in 2022 as a public-private partnership between the city of Orange Beach and Flora-Bama, offers a large retail space, two full-service dining options, parking for patrons and residents, as well as public beach access. This spot is ideal for beach volleyball and shore fishing, to name a couple of options.
Speaking of Flora-Bama, the legendary roadhouse that straddles the Florida-Alabama line (hence the name) is known for its iconic chocolate frozen adult beverage – the Bushwacker – and live music 365 days a year. Aside from great music, fresh oysters on the half-shell and libations, Flora-Bama is also a great venue for sporting and athletic events. The beachside bar holds its annual Mullet Man Triathlon each April ahead of the infamous Mullet Toss event along with headquartering several other races, like I Pink I Can in March and the Make It to the Line Run/Walk in December. Across the street at the Flora-Bama Marina and Flora-Bama Yacht Club, collegiate wakeboarding has taken place in the past while events like the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo take place annually.