/Tag:Dauphin Island

Cruising and sailing along the byway

Who doesn’t love being on a boat? Whether it’s a relaxing sail, a fishing excursion or paddling a kayak, there’s just something special about getting out on the water. If you have your own boat, finding places to launch is not difficult along the Alabama Coastal Connection. For a paddling adventure, off-the-beaten-path places allow you ...Read More

Canoe and Kayak Your Way Along the Byway

Along the beach byway, it might be hard at first to tell there’s more to experience than just the white-sand beaches and clear blue gulf waters. Not much beats the beach! But if you know where to look, adventure lies around every nook, cranny, corner and river bend. One of the best ways to explore ...Read More

Relax in nature along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Everyone vacations differently. Some rise at the crack of dawn to begin chipping away at their ambitious itineraries, while others like to sleep in, take it easy and go with the flow. If your idea of the perfect vacation is getting ample rest and relaxation, we’ve got good news for you. The Alabama Coastal Connection ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

Pet friendly parks/beaches/outdoor spaces along ACC

Summer is in full swing, and everyone’s itching to head outdoors and hit the beach. But what should you do with Rover? Pet boarding can be exorbitantly expensive, and affordable in-home pet sitters are few and far between. But why should your furry friend miss out on all the fun? Luckily, Alabama’s Coastal Connection boasts ...Read More

A Ferry Ride to Soothe the Soul

The Mobile Bay Ferry Service, connecting Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, is much more than a means of transportation. Considered “the Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” the ferry offers a one-of-a-kind experience.  The ferry began service in the 1980s as a privately owned entity, but since 2005 has been handled by HMS Global Maritime through ...Read More