22nd Oct, 2015

Dauphin Island Daytrips from Eastern Shore Homes

Dauphin Island Daytrips from Eastern Shore Homes

If you are toying with the idea of retiring to a property in the Mobile Alabama area, take a look at Eastern Shore homes in the pretty subdivisions near Daphne or Fairhope.  These historic communities offer affordable living just a stone throw away from Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast.

From a home on the Eastern Shore, you will discover a high-quality leisure lifestyle.  Eastern Shore living means lots of community events and recreation, including golf course options.  There are numerous interesting daytrips, too.  Take, for example, side trips to Dauphin Island on the Gulf Coast.

What about Dauphin Island?

Eastern Shore HomesLocated off the south coast of Alabama, Dauphin Island features a wonderland of natural flora and fauna, pristine sandy beaches, clear waters, and big skies.  Native Americans, pirates, and European explorers frequented the island.  The French Governor General of Louisiana lived here at Cadillac Square and named the island after the Dauphin.

In the 1950s, Alabama’s Dauphin Island Park & Beach was connected by bridge to the mainland, making this a great daytrip for people visiting by car.  Lucky us!  All ages of visitors – from little tots to those approaching 100 – love to experience the warm beaches and lush foliage.  Fishing, birding, and wildlife watching are all fascinating pastimes on Dauphin Island.

Programs and Facilities

  • The Audubon Bird Sanctuary spans 137 acres filled with all kinds of butterflies, fish, plants, maritime forests, marshes, and dunes.  It is the first landfall for neo-tropical migrant birds traveling from South and Central America.  A trail system meanders through the Sanctuary.
  • Park facilities.  There are 10 park facilities in the 265-acre park system on Dauphin Island.  Each provides unique programming to teach about the natural characteristics.
  • Fishing.  One of the largest fishing rodeos in the world takes place on Dauphin Island.  The island features public boat launches so tow your boat along, too.  Eastern Shore Homes
  • Camping.  Stay the weekend at the Dauphin Island campground, a 155-acre park with 151 sites and 99 full hookup sites.  It has its own secluded beach.  The campground is also near lots of trails, the boat launch, and Audubon Bird Sanctuary.
  • Fort Gaines.  Costumed merchants, lords and ladies, and knights in armor give Fort Gaines an authentic place in time.  Built in the mid-1800s, the fort offers unobstructed views of the Bay and Gulf of Mexico.  Visitors stroll through the Fort’s original Blacksmith Shop and past sieges at the castle.  It is well worth the $6 admission, $4 for children.

Directions to Dauphin Island

Take a cruise boat to Dauphin Island!  Or, take Highway 98 to Interstate 10 W toward Mobile.  Take Exit 17A-B toward Dauphin Island.  Merge onto AL-193 S/Rangeland Road toward Dauphin Island.  Turn left on Laurendine Rd./AL-193/Hwy-24.  Turn right on Dauphin Island Parkway.  The Fort is on Bienville Boulevard about two miles after entering the island.

Real Estate Agent Daphne/Fairhope

For information about Mobile area and Eastern Shore homes, contact Lucinda Briggs at RE/MAX by the Bay at (251) 423-7127.

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