/Tag:Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Soars as a Birding Spot

If you love the sounds of spring as much as you do the sights, make sure to make a stop at the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary holds a top-four spot in the nation for viewing spring migrations. Whether you cross the little bridge over to Dauphin Island or ferry over ...Read More

Mobile Bay Ferry Rides Add to Byway Adventure

If you’re looking to add to your byway adventure at a more leisurely pace, the Mobile Bay Ferry may be just the stop for you. The ferry offers year-round service across Mobile Bay between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Tickets can be purchased at varying rates for passage. No matter where you’ll arrive, the journey ...Read More

Explore Dauphin Island

Traffic lights are few, and bike paths and walking trails are many on Dauphin Island. Home to Historic Fort Gaines, the Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and the Mobile Bay Ferry, this oasis provides family-friendly fun away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Dauphin Island beckons you to slow down and spend ...Read More

Birdwatching on the Byway

As  a top North American location for bird viewing, Dauphin Island offers some of the best spots in the world to catch sight of winged beauties! The area features more than 135 acres of salt marshes, forests and dunes - as well as a lake and a beach - which are home to 420 bird ...Read More

Great winter fishing spots

Fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast is popular in warmer months. But did you know winter fishing can also provide a great haul? During cooler weather, anglers reel in amberjack, Spanish mackerel, flounder, mullet, sheepshead, grouper and more. Dip a line in waterways along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. A great place to start is the Gulf ...Read More

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