Yes! The gulf is their natural habitat, we are the visitors! If you see one don't panic, slowly move towards shore without splashing, flailing, or making excessive noise
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Yellow - Moderate risk surf conditions / current
Purple - Dangerous marine life
Red - High risk surf / current
Double Red - Waters closed to the public
Text ALBEACHES to 888777 for daily conditions.
Yes! You may use a metal detector and small sifting shovel to uncover found items but be sure to fill in any holes.
Yes, but be respectful of others when placing fishing poles. Share the beach!
No, you should never feed native wildlife. Feeding wildlife leads to the disruption of their natural behaviors and dependency on humans for food. This in turn becomes a dangerous situation for the animal as it puts them in harm's way (for example, feeding a pelican fish and then it getting entangled in fishing line.) It is better for them to hunt naturally and eat their wild diet.
The beaches do not close at night but please be mindful of the noise ordinance.
Any beach equipment left unattended on the beach one hour after sunset until sunrise as defined by NOAA for Orange Beach, Alabama, each day will be deemed abandoned, and shall be disposed of accordingly and will not be returned. Any items of value collected will be turned in to the police department.