Dauphin Island Sunset Capital of Alabama

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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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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.