Dauphin Island

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Located at the southernmost point of Alabama- 3 miles south of the Mobile Bay- Dauphin Island offers an authentic taste of the beautiful Gulf Coast. It is a quaint southern town with miles of uncrowded, pristine beaches, excellent fishing and a historic, storied past. Dauphin Island has been designated as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” so you haven’t lived until you’ve experienced one for yourself. With a strong marine culture, an electric mix of locally owned shops and galleries, and laid-back restaurants that serve delicious locally harvested seafood, Dauphin Island is a wonderful place to live.

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Dauphin Island Highlights

  • Home to historic Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, and Audubon Bird Sanctuary.
  • Dauphin Island has been the sandy backyard for generations of Mobilians, as well as a popular beach destination for thousands of tourists each year who prefer a simpler, beach experience.
  • Automobile Ferry access over to Fort Morgan
  • Attractions: Sand Island Lighthouse, Public Beaches, Boat Ramps and Piers.