About Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is a relaxing, care-free beach destination for those looking to have a nice vacation away from the stresses of the world. Dauphin Island is only 14 miles long and 1 ¾ miles wide at the widest point. A small community of about 1,300 permanent residents live here with a school, several restaurants, shops, and the Sea Lab making up a majority of the businesses.

Because the entire island has been designated as a bird sanctuary and thousands of visitors come to experience the annual migrations. Wildlife conservation is extremely important, as is the caretaking of historic areas such as Fort Gaines. Overall, it is a safe area with plenty of natural beauty where kids are free to bike to and from the beach and it is easy to find friendly neighbors willing to give fishing tips.

How to Get Here

Known as the sunset capital of Alabama, Dauphin Island is a barrier island 40 minutes South of Mobile along the Gulf of Mexico. Entry to the island is made by crossing a three mile long high-rise bridge which opened in July 1982 after the original drawbridge was destroyed by Hurricane Frederic in 1979. An automobile ferry from the eastern shore also offers an entry point on the eastern end of the island from Fort Morgan.

Attractions & Activities

Many attractions are located on the east end of the island including Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island Campground, Audubon Bird Sanctuary and numerous boat launch sites. Our beautiful beaches of sugar white sand and parks are added attractions located on the west end of the island. Together they make Dauphin Island a wonderful laid-back beach destination.

Delicious restaurants offer fresh seafood harvested from the Gulf waters as well as traditional menu items. Beach loungers mix with anglers and sport fishermen on the beaches and in the waters surrounding the island. Fishing piers provide access to Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Sound for shallow water fishing for the land lovers, while charter boats offer deep water fishing excursions. Beach combers walk the shoreline in search of shells and other treasures of the sea, while sea birds and ghost crabs frolic on land and sea.


Dauphin Island
65°
mist
humidity: 100%
wind: 9mph SE
H 68 • L 66
68°
Mon
69°
Tue
69°
Wed
69°
Thu
Weather from OpenWeatherMap


Helpful Links to Learn About Dauphin Island

ACP Real Estate

900 Bienville Blvd.
P.O. Box 1177
Dauphin Island,
Alabama, USA 36528

(251) 861-3311

Sign Up for our Email