Dauphin Island Sunset Capital of Alabama

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Featured Events

  • 86th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
    86th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
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    More than 3000 anglers are expected to take to area waters during the 86th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on July 19-21! Once again, the Mobile Jaycees have put together a super line up of Musical Entertainment at the Rodeo site for all to enjoy as follows: Friday, July 19: 4pm- Blues in Trouble & 7:30pm- The Molly Ringwalds; Sartuday, July 20: 3:30pm- Prime Country & 5pm- The Red Clay Strays; Sunday, July 21: 11am- Bruce Smelley & 3pm Keith Burns and the Back Pew Riders. FREE Admission! A number of island businesses will also offer music during the rodeo this year (TBA). You also won't want to miss the always popular Liar's Contest that will take place around 6pm on Thursday, July 18. Always a fun and fishy time for the entire family! 

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Visitor Highlights

Audubon Bird Sanctuary

The Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary - 164 Acres of beautiful woodlands with miles of walking trails through pines, live oaks, magnolias, swamps and gulf beaches.

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Dauphin Island offers an authentic taste of the beautiful Gulf Coast. A quaint, small southern town with a strong marine culture, an eclectic mix of locally owned shops and galleries, and laid-back restaurants that serve delicious locally harvested seafood. You’ll also find miles of uncrowded, pristine beaches, excellent fishing and a historic, storied past. And Dauphin Island has been designated as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” so you haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the approaching dusk of day from any point on the island. 
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Travel Information

The scenic route.
Arrive by ferry
Getting to Dauphin Island

Within a short drive for most of the southeast, and just a short drive off I-10, between Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama, Dauphin Island is a quaint town along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Get driving directions and other travel information.