Dauphin Island Sunset Capital of Alabama

FAQ

Questions about Dauphin Island – find answers to many of your frequently asked questions here.

Q: What number should I call in case of an emergency?
A: 911

Q: Can I take my dog to the beach?
A: Yes…except for the West End Beach where pets are prohibited due to the presence of critical bird nesting habitats. However, the Town of Dauphin Island has an island-wide leash law in place which requires dogs to be properly restrained at all times. Please be sure and clean up after your pets!

Q: Where can I purchase a Hurricane Re-entry Pass?
A: Hurricane Re-entry Passes are available at Town Hall during regular business hours;
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Q: Can we have a bonfire on the beach?
A: No, ADEM has a statewide NO BURN BAN!

Q: Can I camp on a vacant lot or on the beach?
A: No camping allowed anywhere on the Island except at the Dauphin Island Campground on the east end of the Island.

Q: Can I bring my own food and beverages to the West End Beach?
A: You can bring food and beverage items to West End Beach although glass containers (and personal grills) are strictly prohibited!

Q: What are the hours for the West End Beach?
A: The West End Beach is open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Our summer season is May 1st – Labor Day. This is all contingent on weather permitting.

Q: What is the schedule for the Dauphin Island Shuttle Service?
A: Dauphin Island Shuttle Service runs (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) April 1 thru Labor Day Monday only.

Q: What is the ferry schedule?
A: The Dauphin Island Ferry runs daily (weather permitting). Call (251) 861-3000 for specific times and current info.

Q: What are the hours of operation for the Town Dumpster?
A: Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM