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Visiting Orange Beach – Family Trip Day 2

Sunrise was at 7 am CST. It’s the most remarkable thing watching the sunrise on the Gulf. Our vantage from our Phoenix 7 balcony allowed views from the East and West. Quickly, I got my coffee brewing in the condo-provided Flex Brew coffee maker; it’s like a Keurig side by side with a coffee pot in one unit. I had a sweet Sumatra coffee from home that was perfect for this trip.

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Visiting Orange Beach – Family Trip Day 1

Heading for Orange Beach from Atlanta for the first time! Loaded up the car with plenty of bathing suits, sunscreen, and snacks. Oh yeah, and the kids too. We left earlier than usual for our beach trip because while Phoenix check in was 3 pm, we wanted to catch the Blue Angels Practice session at Pensacola Naval Air Base in the morning. Their website suggested arrival by 9:30 am Central Standard Time because they sometimes close it early if big crowds are expected. It was a practically straight shot down the highway and was a nice quiet drive.

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5 Fun Beach Activities for Teens and Preteens in Gulf Shores

When the children are younger, planning for your beach vacation can be a breeze:

  • Shovel & Pail, check.
  • Sunscreen, check.
  • Extra snacks, check.

However, planning for a beach vacation with older kids can be a little more daunting. But not when you choose Gulf Shores, Alabama for your next beach vacation! Here are our top 5 fun beach activities to do with the older kids when you get here

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