Just south of the mainland, Alabama's Dauphin Island is a relaxing destination for anyone who enjoys spending time at beaches, looking out for wildlife or playing golf. With plenty to do for both individuals and groups, check out these vacation suggestions to enhance your trip.

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A Short Walk to Dauphin Island Beach. *Pets Welcome*
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 1 bath
Garden · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

When traveling to Dauphin Island, if you are looking for (business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) this is the perfect place at $110 per night.

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Direct Beach Front, Beach/Ocean View, 2 Pools, Stylish, Comfortable & Relaxing
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Are you ready to indulge in a relaxing getaway? Our Apartment in Dauphin Island has everything you need for a rejuvenating stay. Treat yourself to Direct Beach Front, Beach/Ocean View, 2 Pools, Stylish, Comfortable & Relaxing's exceptional amenities, such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi.

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Set Sail
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

House in Dauphin Island, for $178 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Island Sunset
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Property grounds
4.9
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Waterfront w kayaks, ping pong, dock & SUNSETS!!
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at Waterfront w kayaks, ping pong, dock & SUNSETS!!, our elegant House in Dauphin Island. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Beach nearby, sun loungers
4.8
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Cottage
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**Free Wi-Fi ***Short walk to beach
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Looking for a Cottage in Dauphin Island, this Cottage for $150 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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Living area | Smart TV, table tennis, books
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Southern Living's Best Condo: Holiday Isle - Plan your Next Getaway Now!
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to Dauphin Island, at $368 per night for your next great vacation.

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A Wave From It All
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi
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Dauphin Island travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Dauphin Island vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Dauphin Island, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Dauphin Island?

  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • TV
  • Air conditioner

About Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is a recreational paradise, filled with parks, golf courses, historic sites, beaches and water activities. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the local habitats and uncover the area's past.
  • Audubon Bird Sanctuary: Spot herons, egrets and neotropical migratory birds as you stroll along the nature trails. Explore dunes, swamps, a Gulf beach and a freshwater lake surrounded by woodlands.
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Learn about coastal Alabama's four key habitats and marine life in the estuarium, which includes interactive and visual displays.
  • Fort Morgan: Take a trip on the Mobile Bay Ferry to reach this nearby historic site. Enjoy a tour led by guides dressed in period military attire and access nature areas, beaches and a picnic area.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Dauphin Island, AL?

Dauphin Island, AL is a great destination for tourists. Here are some of the must-visit attractions:

  • Fort Gaines
  • Audubon Bird Sanctuary
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
  • The Indian Shell Mound Park

Fort Gaines is a historic fort with a museum and interesting exhibits. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary is a great place to observe local wildlife. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium is an educational center with interactive exhibits. Finally, The Indian Shell Mound Park is an archaeological site with ancient artifacts.

How can I get around in Dauphin Island, AL?

You can get around in Dauphin Island, AL by:

  • Renting a car
  • Using a rideshare service
  • Biking or walking

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Dauphin Island, AL?

Dauphin Island, AL offers a variety of affordable accommodation options. Here are a few of the top choices:

  • Island House Hotel: Offers clean and comfortable rooms with a variety of amenities, including an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.
  • Riverside Inn: Located on the waterfront, this inn offers great views and a variety of amenities, including a pool and free Wi-Fi.
  • Gulf Breeze Motel: An affordable motel located on the beach, offering rooms with a variety of amenities.
  • Dauphin Island Beach Club: Offers rooms with a variety of amenities, including a pool, a restaurant, and free Wi-Fi.

What is the culture like in Dauphin Island, AL?

Dauphin Island, AL is a small barrier island located off the coast of Alabama. The culture of the island is warm and inviting, with a diverse mix of residents and visitors. Here are five key points about the culture of Dauphin Island:

  • The island is known for its laid-back, relaxed atmosphere.
  • The island is home to a diverse mix of people, including Native Americans, African Americans, and those of European descent.
  • The island has a rich history, with many historical sites and landmarks.
  • The island is known for its seafood, with many restaurants serving up fresh, local seafood.
  • The island has a vibrant art and music scene, with many galleries and music venues.

Is Dauphin Island, AL safe to travel to?

Dauphin Island, AL is generally a safe place to travel to. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Avoid walking alone at night.
  • Keep your valuables secure.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Dauphin Island, AL?

  • Dauphin Island, AL is home to a variety of popular shopping destinations.
  • The Island Market offers a variety of groceries, souvenirs, and gifts.
  • The Dauphin Island Beach Store is a great place to find beachwear, souvenirs, and gifts.
  • The Island Expressions Gift Shop is a great place to find unique gifts and souvenirs.

Where is Dauphin Island, AL?

Dauphin Island, AL is located in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Alabama. It is known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife, and recreational activities. The island is accessible by bridge from Mobile, Alabama, and is the easternmost point in the state.

What are the top things to do in Dauphin Island, AL?

Dauphin Island, AL is a great place to visit, with plenty of activities and attractions to keep everyone entertained. Here are the top things to do in Dauphin Island:

  • Visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
  • Explore Fort Gaines Historic Site
  • Enjoy a relaxing day at the public beach
  • Go birding at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Whether you're looking for a fun day at the beach or a chance to explore the area's history, Dauphin Island has something for everyone.

What do I need to know before visiting Dauphin Island, AL?

Before visiting Dauphin Island, AL, it's important to know the following:

  • Dauphin Island is a barrier island located off the coast of Alabama.
  • The island offers a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, swimming, and bird watching.
  • The island has a variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

It's also important to note that the island is prone to storms and hurricanes, so visitors should check the weather forecast before visiting.

What is the price range for rentals in Dauphin Island?

Vacation rentals in Dauphin Island have a price range between $95-$2,516. The average price for rentals in Dauphin Island is $209 per night.

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