Dauphin Island is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico about 33 miles south of Mobile. The island is also accessible by land via bridge, which can be reached from both Interstates I-10 and I-65. Visitors can also arrive via the Dauphin Island ferry which connects to nearby Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, and Orange Beach, AL.
Dauphin Island is a Unique Fishing Village
The populated portion of Dauphin Island is seven miles long without even a single stoplight. It is home to 1,200 year-round residents, and few hundred thousand birds. The island is world-renowned for its diverse bird population. It is a stopover point along the migratory route south, for not only birds, but also Monarch butterflies.
Dauphin Island is Popular for Family Vacations
Families enjoy the laid-back beach atmosphere, and the availability of our many affordable Dauphin Island vacation rentals, pet-friendly beach houses and beach condo rentals.
Choosing a Location from our Dauphin Island Rentals
There are several different areas to consider when choosing our Dauphin Island vacation rentals. They include locations along the Gulf of Mexico beaches (commonly called the West End) and also the north shore of Dauphin Island (the Bay, or the Sound). At both locations you will find our Dauphin Island beach house rentals and condos.
Family Vacations at Dauphin Island – Choose Bay or Sound.
Many families choose to stay on the Bay side of Dauphin Island. The calmer waters are easier for small children to play and splash around, and it is easy to beach a jet ski, or small craft along the shore.
Gulf of Mexico Beaches.
For those who prefer the Gulf of Mexico beaches, Dauphin Island has approximately 7 miles of public beach, and at the far West End of the Island, you can find parking, restrooms, and a variety of vendors offering food, drinks and rentals of various beach equipment.
Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals on Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island is a great place to bring a pet and many beaches welcome them. We have a variety of pet friendly vacation rentals to choose from. If you are bringing a pet, please notify us in advance and make sure you are reserving one of our pet-friendly rentals.