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Dauphin Island

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A barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile bay in the Gulf of Mexico, Dauphin Island is reached by a three-mile-long high-rise bridge. Once you arrive on the relaxing and family-friendly Dauphin Island, you will discover why many of our visitors keep returning year after year, some becoming permanent residents.

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What To See & Do

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

One of the top birding locations in the nation, this 160-acre sanctuary has almost every natural environment you can imagine.

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Fort Gaines

This pre-Civil War fort is famously known for the phrase, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

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Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

This award-winning aquarium features local animals and habitats.

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Captain Mike’s Deep Sea Fishing

Enjoy fishing with large or small private charters that have individual prices.

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Mobile Bay Ferry

A vehicle/passenger service from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan with departures every 1 1/2 hours.

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Shell Mound Park

The park hosts many plants that are believed to have been transported to this area by Native Americans for medicinal or culinary purposes.

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Quest Fishing Adventures and Cruises

From fishing to dolphin cruises, Quest provides customized private charter cruises.

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Gulf Beaches

Enjoy 32 miles of breathtaking, turquoise Gulf water and sugar-white sand. Championship golf, fishing, dining and more activities are available.

Where To Stay

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The Inn at Dauphin Island

Guests of the inn enjoy private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in one- and two-bedroom units.

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Dauphin Island Beach Club

These Gulf-front condominiums with miles of secluded beach also have two swimming pools, a gazebo and a boardwalk.

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Willow Tree Cottage

This is a great place to stay all year long. It’s conveniently located and only a short distance from the beach.

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Dauphin Island Campground

This RV and tent campground is within minutes of the Gulf and boasts recreation and walking trails to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

Where To Eat

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Barnacle Bill’s Marina Grill

A Dauphin Island staple, Barnacle Bill’s serves delicious, fresh seafood. The crab cakes are a hit locally.

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Lighthouse Bakery

This bakery is a great place to catch breakfast. Everything is handmade and baked fresh daily, from freshly ground coffee to pastries.

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Islanders Restaurant & Bar

Located beachside, this is a wonderful place to enjoy great food, drinks and hospitality. Stop in at night for the jukebox and live music.

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Island Rainbow

Cool off with a snow cone and enjoy the best pizza on the island. Island Rainbow accepts cash only.

Area Map

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Area Towns

  • Bay Minette

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    The county seat of Baldwin County, Bay Minette is conveniently located 35 miles from Mobile. This beautiful city boasts a population of about 8,500 and is surrounded by many historic sites and other attractions.

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  • Bayou La Batre

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    Nestled along the peaceful shores of the Mississippi Sound on the Gulf of Mexico, the small, picturesque city of Bayou La Batre is a community steeped in Southern tradition and heritage with a unique French flair. Bayou La Batre is known as the Seafood Capital of Alabama, which means that not only is it an outstanding place to eat seafood, but also to fish. In fact...

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  • Bon Secour

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    Located on the coastline of beautiful Bon Secour Bay in Baldwin County, this town has a rich history and some of the best fishing around. Originally a fishing village in the late 19th century, Bon Secour still provides a variety of seafood to customers near and far.

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  • Citronelle

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    This city in Mobile County sits atop the Citronelle Dome, a salt dome that is still rising.

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  • Daphne

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    Daphne was named by the first postmaster’s wife to recognize the abundance of laurel trees that were once abundant in the area.

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  • Elberta

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    Located in Baldwin County, Elberta is home to the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

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  • Fairhope

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    Fairhope's natural beauty, shopping, entertainment and cafès draw visitors from around the world.

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  • Foley

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    Just minutes from the white-sand beaches, Foley has many influences, including Native Americans, Spanish, French and English.

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  • Fort Morgan

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    This community on the tip of Mobile Point is home to an 1819 fort that served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and both World War I and World War II. The fort played a major role during Battle of Mobile Bay and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

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  • Gulf Shores

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    The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts history, culture and 32 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches.

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  • Loxley

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    A town in Baldwin County, Loxley has a population of more than 1,000. It is conveniently located about 10 miles from Daphne and is about a 45-minute drive from Gulf Shores.

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  • Magnolia Springs

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    Magnolia Springs is located at the headwaters of the beautiful Magnolia River, which is the only river route for mail delivery in the continental United States.

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  • Mobile

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    Mobile retains many elements of its French, Spanish and British past along with its Southern hospitality.

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  • Mt. Vernon

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    Situated in beautiful Mobile County about 20 miles north of Mobile, Mt. Vernon has a population of 1,500.

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  • Orange Beach

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    The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts history, culture and 32 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches.

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  • Perdido

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    Nestled on the northern shore of Perdido Bay, this town has a population of about 500. It is located conveniently about 20 miles from Orange Beach.

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  • Point Clear

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    Located in Baldwin County, Point Clear has a population of 2,125.

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  • Robertsdale

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    Founded in 1905, this city is called the hub of Baldwin County. It has a population of more than 3,500 and is conveniently located near Gulf Shores and Mobile.

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  • Saraland

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    The third largest city in Mobile County, Saraland is a suburb of Mobile with a population of more than 13,000.

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  • Silverhill

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    This town is home to the Wales West Light Railway, a replica of a Welsh mountain railway. It is located in Baldwin County and has a population of more than 600.

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  • Spanish Fort

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    Spanish Fort was incorporated in July 1993, but its beginnings date back to 1781 after the American Revolution

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  • Stockton

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    The nearest community to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, Stockton is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County.

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  • Summerdale

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    Located close to the beaches of Alabama, Summerdale has a population of more than 650.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

The Mobile Regional Airport is a joint public and military use airport that offers 50 daily flights to and from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Atlanta.

Mobile Regional Airport
8400 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608

(251) 633-4510

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Dauphin Island is accessible by Alabama Highway 193, via Interstate 10, the southern terminus for Interstate 65.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Mobile, which is about 35 miles away. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

2545 Government Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606

(251) 478-6089

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