Category Archives: Perdido Pass

Thousands float in the water for Gumbo Key, free concert from barge in Orange Beach | AL.com

June 22, 2015

Mac McAleer’s vision of Gumbo Key once again became more than just a “state of mind” on Saturday, when thousands of people floated in the shallows near Robinson Island at Perdido Pass for a free concert.

Gumbo Key’s founder, Mac McAleer said the event has grown in size since its debut last year.

via Thousands float in the water for Gumbo Key, free concert from barge in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Island-based church services for boaters on horizon in Orange Beach | AL.com

May 26, 2015

Boaters who take to the waters of Orange Beach every summer will likely have an opportunity to keep their faith afloat this year thanks to a proposal to begin island-based church services on Sundays.

The Islands of Perdido Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps manage and preserve Robinson Island and other smaller islands north of Perdido Pass, is spearheading the effort.

via Island-based church services for boaters on horizon in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Orange Beach to boost police presence on islands for Memorial Day and summer weekends | AL.com

May 22, 2015

The takeover of Orange Beach’s islands by boaters will commence once again this weekend for Memorial Day and to keep activities safe and orderly the city will deploy a few other watercraft.

“We’re going to have three officers on the islands,” said Mayor Tony Kennon, referring to Bird Island and Robinson Island, north of Perdido Pass. “We’ll have two boats and a jet ski with officers. We’re going to have paramedics out there and we’re going to have dedicated ingress, egress access point for emergencies.”

via Orange Beach to boost police presence on islands for Memorial Day and summer weekends | AL.com.

Beloved Orange Beach fishing spot still closed after nearly four – FOX10 News | WALA

March 26, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) -

It’s a tale of two banks: on the east side of Perdido Pass, are a beach full of spring breakers soaking up the spring sun. But on the west side, just a smattering of people boxed out by dozens of yards of chain link fence and “do not enter” signs.

Resident Bill Jeffires said it used to be very different just a few years ago.

“For years and years and years, this was an area that local fishermen, young kids came to learn to fish. Folks that really couldn’t afford to go to the state pier or that were handicapped to the point where it wasn’t comfortable for them, that used this,” Jeffries said.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Beloved Orange Beach fishing spot still closed after nearly four – FOX10 News | WALA.

Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 28, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, speaks in Gulf Shores on Monday, there’ll be some from the OrangeBeach contingent there to give him an appreciative thank you.

According to Orange Beach city officials, Shelby added a rider to a bill in the Senate authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with dredging work in Perdido Pass. The pass is the lifeblood of the area’s charter fishing fleet.

via Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 27, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, speaks in Gulf Shores on Monday, there’ll be some from the OrangeBeach contingent there to give him an appreciative thank you.

According to Orange Beach city officials, Shelby added a rider to a bill in the Senate authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with dredging work in Perdido Pass. The pass is the lifeblood of the area’s charter fishing fleet.

via Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach welcomes dredging project at Perdido Pass | AL.com

February 26, 2015

Orange Beach, a city known for its charter boats and recreational fishing, received some good news about Perdido Pass this month.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin dredging the city’s lone access to the Gulf of Mexico. Once all the equipment is in place, the project at Perdido Pass is expected to wrap up within four weeks.

via Orange Beach welcomes dredging project at Perdido Pass | AL.com.

Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com

November 24, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Dozens of the area’s best skimboarders gathered at Perdido Pass on Saturday for the annual Bama Jama, a skimboarding competition organized by Blonde John’s Surf and Skate in Gulf Shores. The weather held up long enough for competitors to barrel through some good waves pushing through the inlet.

via Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com.

23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO Feb. 5 at Caribe

November 13, 2014

Seniors can learn more about Alabama’s varied communities and attractions as well as things to do here in South Baldwin County at the 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caribe The Resort, which overlooks Perdido Pass in Orange Beach. AL Lifestyles EXPO is a free public event.

via 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO Feb. 5 at Caribe.

Labor Day brings a fun crowd to Alabama Point in Orange Beach | AL.com

September 02, 2014

Orange Beach, Alabama – Red flags were flying on Alabama beaches on Labor Day but that didn’t stop people from enjoying the last day of their long weekend. As temperatures hovered in the low 90s in Orange Beach, families waded in the water and played in the surf despite the presence of rough surf and a strong current. Kayakers and sail boats floated by as teenagers plunged into the water from the concrete supports of Perdido Pass Bridge.

via Labor Day brings a fun crowd to Alabama Point in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Tyler Kennedy earns inaugural Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo Master Angler title | AL.com

June 17, 2014

Tyler Kennedy claimed first-place in five categories and a third in another to earn the inaugural Master Angler title at the conclusion of the Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo held Friday and Saturday out the Flora-Bama Yacht Club in Perdido Key. Kennedy had the heaviest barracuda (29.80), king mackerel (50.00), white trout (1.40), croaker (4.07) and pinfish (1.90). His third-place gray snapper weighed 6.85 pounds.

via Tyler Kennedy earns inaugural Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo Master Angler title | AL.com.

Mac McAleer creating Gumbo Key state of mind – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 11, 2014

GULF SHORES — Meld is a word Mac McAleer has become fond of these days. It’s a gumbo reference. And when his brainchild Gumbo Key comes to life in the waters around Perdido Pass in Orange Beach on June 21, McAleer hopes to see a melding of people coming together much like the ingredients of the gumbo simmering daily in restaurants here.

via Mac McAleer creating Gumbo Key state of mind – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Alabama Point Seawall Continues to Erode

November 22, 2013

Orange Beach.

“I come down to see what kind of fish they’re catching,” says Larry Hughes who stopped by Thursday. “I check on the tide to see what its doing. It’s just a pretty place to come and watch the boats go in and out.”

For almost three years the seawall along Perdido Pass has been off limits.

http://www.wkrg.com/story/24038641/alabama-point-seawall-continues-to-erode?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9557781

via Alabama Point Seawall Continues to Erode.

Boat ramp battle dates to 1970s – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

November 01, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, AL — One of the most beautiful pieces of property anywhere in Alabama abuts the east side of Perdido Pass and has had quite the contested past.

Litigation over that land has been the norm and controversy its companion. It rages somewhat to this day as Orange Beach officials want to put a boat ramp east of Caribe on the state’s parcel that has been slated for a boat ramp since the late 1970s.

via Boat ramp battle dates to 1970s – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach to purchase another island for habitat restoration through wildlife grant | AL.com

November 01, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — In November the city will take another big step toward achieving long-sought coastal conservation and habitat restoration efforts on islands near Perdido Pass, its back-bay gateway to the Gulf.

Thanks to a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the city will purchase the roughly 6-acre Walker Island for $162,446.

via Orange Beach to purchase another island for habitat restoration through wildlife grant | AL.com.

Foundation to have public input session on Islands of Perdido Management Plan – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 20, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, AL – The Islands of Perdido Foundation will have a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 3 to unveil a draft conservation management plan for the Islands of Perdido.

The meeting will take place at the Orange Beach Community Center at 6 p.m.

via Foundation to have public input session on Islands of Perdido Management Plan – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Beach Scenes: Frolicking at Perdido Pass with ‘Thunder’ in the background (photos) | al.com

June 02, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Pleasure Island’s many public beaches were on the quiet side today compared to last weekend’s record-setting Memorial Day weekend. But, there was one stretch of real estate with a water view that had plenty of tourists. That beach teeming with people — in the water and sand — was along a beach in Orange Beach in the shadow of Perdido Pass Bridge.

via Beach Scenes: Frolicking at Perdido Pass with ‘Thunder’ in the background (photos) | al.com.

Restaurant owner disappointed with state decision on Perdido Pass seawall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment

March 20, 2013

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — There is a study in contrast at work near Perdido Pass.

The Gulf restaurant and its outdoor dining room are bustling with activity as the weather continues to warm up and the burgers, fries, grouper sandwiches and daily specials are flowing.

Just to the east of the hustle and bustle the popular seawall continues to erode and tumble into the flowing water of the pass.

via Restaurant owner disappointed with state decision on Perdido Pass seawall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Arts & Entertainment.

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