Two years ago we vacationed in Orange Beach, AL. The condos we stayed at Sugar Sands condos which were so-so. The beach was great and the swimming and snorkeling was pretty laid back most every day. Last year we stayed at Waterscape in Fort Walton Beach. The pools were pretty awesome with a lazy river as well. What we didn't care for was the beach there. The water was very rough every day, so our beach time was limited. We found only a few shells here the whole week, but they were semi-abundant in Orange Beach. Is this typical?