The prestigious Marinalife magazine selects the best marinas across the country. It examines a variety of factors to choose the most family-friendly and travel worthy environments. The publication has handed out these best marina awards for the past seven years. It’s truly an honor for any community that receives one. That’s why we’re proud of Orange Beach Marina for winning 2016’s award!
The History of the Best Marina Contest
The Best Marina Contest began in 2009. It was created in coalition with Marinalife magazine and designed to ensure deserved publicity for the best marinas in the nation. As of 2016, there are two categories: Best Large Marina and Best Small Marina. Large marinas are any facility with more than 100 boat slips. Small marinas are any facility with less than 100 boat slips.
Every year there are six winners because a first, second, and third place facility is chosen for each category. Thousands of marinas vie for one of these top-tier slots. It’s not easy to win this title.
That’s why it’s so exciting that Marinalife has selected Orange Beach Marina as the 2016 Best Large Marina! According to the magazine, Orange Beach Marina offers several positive aspects that secured our spot as No. 1.
A Safe and Accessible Natural Beauty
The Orange Beach Marina harbor is safe. It is fully protected and completely family friendly, making it an excellent choice for anyone who enjoys time on the water. The 161 in-water slips make a comfortable and secure storage place for all types of boaters.
The Orange Beach Marina is highly accessible, too. You can find your way to its beautiful marina through the Gulf of Mexico, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Pensacola Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Facilities Worth Seeing
One of the best things about Orange Beach Marina is the quality of the facilities. Our docks are state of the art, ensuring a more enjoyable experience for every visit. Together with the clean and functional buildings and friendly staff, you have the recipe for one of the premier marinas on the Gulf Coast.
Orange Beach Marina is even more special, because it’s a family owned and operated business. President C. Bennett Long said that the team at Orange Beach Marina works diligently every single day to go beyond customer expectations and offers a “second-to-none, world-class marina experience.”