Terry Cove is a small area of Orange Beach that offers some of the best features in town. The waterways pour into the Gulf of Mexico here, making it a popular area for taking the boat out for the day to go fishing or just enjoy the sights. Ono Island is just east by Perdido Pass and the end of Highway 61. Perdido Pass is the most popular place on the Alabama Gulf Coast to beach your boat or hop around to one of the numerous watering holes in Orange Beach. This area is close to the Florida state line, which sits approximately two miles east (left in the image) from Perdido Key, FL. In the other direction, Gulf Shores is a short drive away at just six miles or so from this area. The central location and spectacular views make Terry Cove one of the most sought after waterfront areas with home for sale in Orange Beach.
The map above shows the area restaurants in red, but the Caribe has the Cobalt restaurant on its northwest side next to the marina. Across the water, Tacky Jack's and the Sassy Bass sit close enough to Robinson Island and Bird Island to draw boat traffic to the marina. The condos in the map feature several that offer boat slips and some are directly on the Gulf of Mexico. The Caribe, The Pass, Mariner Pass, and Porto Del Sol sit on narrow slivers of Orange Beach and offer gulf views and beach access, as well as boat slips for condo owners and guests. This is actually uncommon in the area and most condominiums are much more pronounced in this manner: they're either Gulf-front condos on the beach or condos on the back bays with boat slips, but not both.
Canal Road connects to the ever-expanding Beach Express just north in the picture. The infrastructure of Orange Beach, and the Alabama Gulf Coast, is currently being improved. Money from the BP Settlement has apparently been allocated to the state and a portion of these funds can be seen at work in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores: construction is going on everywhere. Bike paths are being expanded, restaurants and shops added, and public beach access and parking expansion - including the work at the Gulf Shores Hangout - is creating a better environment for visitor and residents.
Gulf Place is the latest project and involves plans to expand the current boardwalks, add shaded areas with seating, and the sand dunes are expected to be improved, which will help with surge protection. Overall, Alabama beaches seem to be flourishing, but in a considerate manner as residents and guests seem to be in harmony. The real estate market has been stable and home prices have improved over the past 12 months, which is attracting a lot of potential home buyers.