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Packing for your Dauphin Island vacation Use our handy Packing Checklist to help you prepare to relax during your Dauphin Island vacation. All of our Dauphin Island Vacation Rentals include linens and fully-stocked kitchens. However, you may want to bring some of the items below to make it easier to cook or to include some things from home. For your Rental Home paper towels (one roll provided) coffee and coffee filters napkins all-purpose cleaner sponges laundry detergent dish detergent toys and games for the kids groceries condiments aluminum foil garbage bags (initial set provided) baby equipment (if needed) toilet [...]
If you just booked an Alabama beach vacation through Dauphin Island Beach Rentals and you love birds, then you’re in for a treat! Dauphin has been deemed “America’s Birdiest City” for three consecutive years. It’s time to clean the lenses on your bird-watching binoculars and head down to the local Dauphin Island bird sanctuary. Who knows what aviary friends you might meet! Audubon Bird Sanctuary We hope you remembered to bring hiking boots on your Alabama family vacation because the Audubon Bird Sanctuary stretches across 164 acres of beautiful woodlands. Walk amid pines, magnolias, oaks, and marshlands along the Gulf [...]
Traveling undoubtedly exposes you to germs. From touching door handles, elevator buttons, and taking your shoes off at the airport, as well as airplane seats, trays, Ubers or taxis, and other people who may be sick around you, it’s very easy to get sick if you aren’t careful. Now more than ever, it is essential to take precautions while traveling and interacting with others to make sure you and your loved ones stay healthy, safe, and happy. Taking Precautions | Stay Healthy While Traveling There are many precautionary measures to be taken while traveling to keep you healthy, and they [...]
Spring break is a tradition for parents and children alike. It’s the chance to reconnect with your loved ones and leave your responsibilities at home. To optimize your relaxation during spring break, travel to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Dauphin Island is one of the most versatile Alabama beach vacations because there are thrilling attractions available when you choose to be active, or serene beaches with nothing but crashing waves in the background. No matter your family’s budget or interests, vacationing in Dauphin Island for spring break will blow all previous getaways out of the water. While there are several ways to [...]
Every year, visitors and locals alike crowd the streets of New Orleans wearing feather-coated masks, neon-beaded necklaces, and larger than life costumes to celebrate the last day of Mardi Gras, Carnival. However, you may not know that New Orleans’ nearby neighbor, Dauphin Island, makes Mardi Gras the biggest party of the year! Dauphin Island, Alabama, celebrates a month-long Mardi Gras Festival. Lucky for you, Dauphin Island Beach Rentals is in the heart of the action. History of Mardi Gras Festival Mardi Gras events date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. They are said to have started in Italy then [...]
Few things compare to the magic of the year’s first snow. It’s a sign to break out your holiday decorations, purchase an extra box of hot cocoa, and maybe even light up the fireplace a time or two. However, with each snow that passes through, the snow seems less and less beautiful. It just becomes a hassle. The days seem to grow longer and colder, and people develop a severe case of the winter blues. Well, at least that’s what our guests tell us at Dauphin Island Beach Rentals. It’s not hard to understand why Dauphin Island is a conducive [...]
With countless things to do in Dauphin Island, meal prep is the last thing you should think about. When staying in our Dauphin Island Beach Rentals, you’ll be near many of the best Dauphin Island restaurants. Whether you’re looking for affordable meals, posh dining, or a lively atmosphere, our team has recommendations that will satisfy even your family’s most fussy eater! Dority’s in Dauphin Island Dority’s in Dauphin Island is one of the best-kept secrets around. Everything from their atmosphere down to the food is terrific. From the second you walk through Dority’s doors, you’ll feel right at home. Toward [...]
We’re quickly approaching the most magical time of the year, and there’s no better place to celebrate than here! Visitors from all parts of the country flock to town for the endless things to do in Dauphin Island, especially during the holiday season. For the past 24 years, Dauphin Island Beach Rentals’ staff always looks forward to Bellingrath Gardens Light. Year after year, Bellingrath Gardens displays the best Christmas lights in Alabama. See for yourself and take a trip to Bellingrath Gardens Lights! Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens Throughout the year, Mr. and Mrs. Bellingrath host an assortment [...]
Great article on AL.com covering all the great Fall fishing. Come charter a boat or stake your claim for surf fishing from one of our beach or bay houses! https://www.al.com/outdoors/2019/09/fall-fishing-on-alabama-gulf-coast-heats-up-after-crowds-thing.html
It's that time of the year again! These delicious Red Snapper were caught south of Dauphin Island, aboard the "Bama Breeze". Thanks for a great day of fishing, Captain Mark! A delicious catch of Red Snapper
Dauphin Island is a true barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico; in fact, it is Alabama's only barrier island! The coastal towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan are on peninsulas, not islands. Like most barrier islands, Dauphin Island has its share of high waters and storm surge during a storm event in the Gulf. As such, our houses along the beach have to be elevated to a minimum of 12 feet above sea level. Most houses are closer to 20 feet elevation along the Gulf beaches. Building, repairing or renovating an elevated beach house has its [...]
It's that time of the year again on Dauphin Island . . . . Dauphin Island is never really crowded, but at this time of the year, the birds seem to outnumber the people on the Island. Pelicans fly over in groups of a dozen or more, resembling a motorcycle gang of retired birds, riding single-file through the sky. The blackbirds flock and swarm by the thousands. Not to be outdone, the seagulls rally on a sandbar just off of Raphael Semmes. Here is some great video of them taking flight. Dauphin Island is a bird sanctuary, [...]
Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier provided this update at 3:30 p.m. today- QUICK UPDATE: Contractors clearing sand from Bienville Blvd. are nearing the west end of the road (West End Beach) at the time of this post! Sand removal will shift to side streets first thing Thursday morning. DIW&S officials report water is on up to (but not including) Seneca Court on the south side of Bienville and to and including Sehoy on the north side of Bienville AND also Bridgeview Drive. These areas remain under a BOIL WATER ALERT until further notice.
Dauphin Island was hard hit by Hurricane Nate. The west end of the island is still without power and utilities, but there is some progress to be seen in recovery efforts. Source: Crews Working 24 Hours a Day To Clear Bienville Boulevard of Sand | WKRG
Hurricane Nate made landfall overnight Saturday as a Category 1 Hurricane, with the eye centered about 80 west of Dauphin Island. The strong storm surge has caused damage to some of the Gulf-front homes on the West End of the Island, and the main road, Bienville Blvd, is buried under 3-6 feet of sand. The bridge to the Island is open, and Town of Dauphin Island Road crews were already working Sunday morning to clear Bienville Blvd. Bienville is accessible from the far East end of the Island, past the water tower, Condos/Public Beach area, until Raphael Semmes. There is [...]
The 59th annual Dauphin Island Race, scheduled to take place on Saturday, has been postponed due to forecasts for rain and windy conditions. "They are just trying to do what is best for everyone involved," said Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier. "While we hate to see it postponed, the safety of participants is first and foremost." While the race is scheduled not to take place, this year's hosts - the Buccaneer Yacht Club - posted that the "party is still on with live music, libations, and food being available." While the Yacht Club's intention is for the race to be rescheduled, [...]
Michelle Matthews | [email protected] Email the author | Follow on Twitter on April 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM, updated April 26, 2017 at 11:39 AM Annual Gumbo cook-off Dauphin Island Any way you dish it up, gumbo is perhaps the quintessential coastal Alabama dish. What could be better to sample on a beautiful Saturday as you watch hundreds of white sailboats race across Mobile Bay? You can eat all the gumbo your heart desires at the 8th Annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival and Cook-Off this Saturday, and Gene Fox hopes to see you there. "We're looking forward to [...]
Dauphin Island Race and Sailboat Regatta By Lawrence Specker | [email protected] Email the author | Follow on Twitter on April 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM, updated April 24, 2017 at 12:17 PM A principal organizer of the 59th annual Dauphin Island Race makes no secret about one of the keys to the event's appeal: It's usually a really good time. "The Dauphin Island Race has always been known as one of the best parties on the bay," said Ben Hayes, the chair of this year's event. The race, Mobile Bay's biggest sailing event, will take place Saturday, April [...]
The “Taste of Dauphin Island” is set for this Thursday (December 1st) from 6:30-9:30pm. It will take place at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and will benefit the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council and its programs, including the DI Gallery, Art Club and Summer Art Camp for students at DI Elementary School. The Taste of Dauphin Island @ the DISL Estuarium event will showcase Dauphin Island cuisine by Billy Goat Concessions, Dority’s Grill, I R Italian, Islanders Restaurant, JT’s Sunset Grill, May’s Cafe at the Sea Lab, Miguel’s Beach ‘n Baja, and Pirate’s Bar & Grill. Enjoy tasting [...]
Dauphin Island, AL- Planning to spend your Labor Day Weekend 2016 on Dauphin Island? Here is the official Schedule of Events, published by the Town of Dauphin Island. 2016 Labor Day Schedule Dauphin Island
DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL - The Town of Dauphin Island is planning a fireworks show, a sunset concert and movies on the beach to mark the Labor Day weekend. Events will include free, family-friendly movies are also planned during the evenings on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 at the Dauphin Island West End Beach. On Sunday, Sept. 4, a 5:45 p.m. a "Blues on the Island" concert will feature Mobile-based band Crowned Jewelz, followed by fireworks starting at 8:45 p.m. at the Dauphin Island Public Beach (Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board location).
Dauphin Island, AL- Schedule of Upcoming Events for the Dauphin Island Area: February 2016 Events FEB 9 - MARDI GRAS DAY FEB 13 -20TH BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY 5K RUN AT HISTORIC FORT GAINES (ON DAUPHIN ISLAND'S EAST END) FEB 26 - LAST FRIDAY ART NIGHT FEB 27 - WINGS-CHILI COOK-OFF @ FINS BAR AND GRILL, DAUPHIN ISLAND March 2016 Events MARCH 5 & 6 - COLONIES OF THE GULF COAST AT HISTORIC FORT GAINES MARCH 5 - ST. JUDES BIKE-A-THON
October is one of the two best months of the year on Dauphin Island (the other is April!). The crowds have gone, the "off-season" rates have started, and the weather is near perfect! Daytime highs hover around 80 and the evenings are clear and cool. Here is the Dauphin Island weather forecast for the coming week. We hope you get a chance to enjoy this great weather on our beautiful Dauphin Island beaches this weekend. Weather forecast for Dauphin Island AL
Plenty of people are expected to come to the beach on Dauphin Island this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last big beach weekend of the summer season. Source: Labor Day preparations on Dauphin Island - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.
Popular restaurant Island Barbecue burns overnight, along with four houses on Sandpiper, on the north shore of the Island. One man has died, possibly of a heart attack. Condolences to the families involved. Source: Fires destroy 4 homes, BBQ spot on Dauphin Island overnight (updated) | AL.com
As Dauphin Island approaches the last few weeks of the Summer season, Snowbirds begin booking Dauphin Island rentals for winter. "Our atmosphere is very laid-back, very relaxed and very friendly," said Mayor Jeff Collier. Source: Residents on 'laid-back' Dauphin Island look forward to annual arrival of snowbirds | AL.com
A Grouper landed at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Dauphin Island, AL The crew of Karl Baldwin, Danny Winstanley, Randy Winstanley, and Danny Vise padded their lead in the new shark catch-and-release special category after rodeo assistant judge Dr. Marcus Drymon video-verified another 26 successful releases Source: Fish that didn't make it to the weigh station still stars of 82nd ADSFR's second day | AL.com
THURSDAY, JULY 16TH TIME ARTIST VENUE 6-8pm Liar's Contest ADSFR Stage 8-10pm Nanafalia ADSFR Stage 8-10pm The Perry Wall Band Fins Bar FRIDAY, JULY 17TH TIME ARTIST VENUE 1-5pm Leland Clay Hugh's Snow Removal/WEB 6-10pm Harrison McGinnis Trio Pirates Pleasure 6-10pm The Night Work Band Islanders 8pm-mdnt The Modern Eldorados Fins Bar SATURDAY, JULY 18TH TIME ARTIST VENUE 11am - 2pm Disciples of the Crow Hugh's Snow Removal/WEB Noon-4pm Stereo Dogs Pirates Pleasure 12-130pm Leland Clay Island BBQ 1-4pm Delta Reign Duo Mac n' DDs 1-4pm Ken & Marilyn Billy Goat Concessions 2-4pm Leland Clay ADSFR Stage 2-5pm Rhythm [...]
The Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament is designed to bring families together and encourage sportsmanship. The tournament takes place on the Saturday before the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. RMYAT is for children 15 years and younger and it typically attracts more than 1500 young anglers. The one-day event features 31 categories with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in all categories. One Master Angler is awarded. All participants receive a Zeigler hot dog, a Coca Cola, a Blue Bell ice cream, and a a certificate. Winners will receive Mobile Bay Bears tickets. All proceeds benefit the [...]
Dauphin Island, AL- . They're calling it "Red White and Boom" this year . . . . The Mobile Pops will perform at 6 p.m., and Dauphin Island's annual fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. at the Dauphin Island public beach and pier, next to Dauphin Island Elementary School. Parking is available at the public beach for $5 per car. No glass, fires or camping allowed on the beach. Please remember to leave early, traffic can be heavy going onto the Island. DAUPHIN ISLAND FIREWORKS - JULY 4th - 9 p.m.
Dauphin Island, AL- Here are the Movies scheduled to be shown this Summer on Thursday evenings, at Dauphin Island's West End Beach: 2015 Dauphin Island Movies On West End Beach West End Beach 2015 FREE Family Movie Series June 28 How To Train Your Dragon July 2 E.T. July 3 Jaws July 9 Tangled July 10 Divergent July 16 The Never Ending Story July 17 BIG July 23 Atlantis - The Lost Empire, July 24 The Maze Runner July 30 Teen Beach Movie July 31 Maleficent Aug 6 SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Aug 7 X-Men - Days of Future Past Aug [...]
The 10-day federal red snapper season starts Monday. Source: Alabama red snapper season: Anglers must report catches | gulflive.com
These are the movies that will be showing at the West End Beach this Summer
Here are the Dauphin Island music events scheduled for Summer 2015
The Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival is here! The sixth annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival will again take to the streets of the island for its latest version of a movable feast that will now include lots of boats, artwork and other stuff not usually associated with this annual eating event. As it has for the past few years, the event, which takes place on Saturday, April 25, kicks off at 11 a.m. at three different spots spread about on the island. The locations for this popular event are Green Park (the common area near the three-way stop), Isle [...]
Colonies of the Gulf Coast March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fort Gaines,51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States+ Google Map 25th Annual Colonies of the Gulf Coast This is a family style event and everyone is welcome. The Fort’s museum and gift shop are always open. Come and explore life on ‘Isle Dauphine’ in the 1700-1800’s as a French, British and Spanish soldier. The soldiers will go through drills and fire the cannon. Visitors can see the Fort’s authentic Blacksmith demonstrating his craft. This event is also known to have Pirates show so come down to Dauphin Island and enjoy… Find [...]
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Orange Beach . . . and devoted "Parrot Heads" across the Gulf Coast . . the wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at The Amphitheater at The Wharf for one night only on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m., as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “Workin' n' Playin'” Tour 2015. Buffett last played on the Alabama coast in July of 2010 in a free "Concert for the Coast" to garner support for the area in the wake of the BP oil rig explosion and spill that soiled the area's tourist season that year. Local [...]
Great News! We have extended our Winter promotion! Stay with us before March 6, 2015 and receive a 20% discount from the normal rental rate. Some restrictions apply. A Special Vacation Offer Just for You! In honor of our 9th Year Anniversary on Dauphin Island, we are offering you 20% off any Beach House or Beach Condo stay through March 5, 2015. This offer is valid for new reservations made after 12/3/2014 for stays between now and March 5, 2015 and requires a three night minimum stay. Blackout dates apply- Feb13 -16, 2015. We appreciate your business, and hope you will vacation with us soon! Best Wishes! David and Nancy Dauphin Island [...]
A Special Vacation Offer Just for You! In honor of our 9th Year Anniversary on Dauphin Island, we are offering you 20% off any Beach House or Beach Condo stay through the end of January, 2015. This offer is valid for new reservations made after 12/3/2014 for stays between now and January 31, 2015 and requires a three night minimum stay. Some blackout dates apply. We appreciate your business, and hope you will vacation with us soon! Best Wishes! David and Nancy Dauphin Island Beach Rentals, LLC Find Your Next Vacation Rental Homes with Boat Docks or Slips Pet Friendly Pool Access On The Beach . [...]
Dauphin Island, AL- The 70's Are Back . . . as in 70 degree temperatures! We had a cold snap last month, as did much of the Country, but beautiful sunny skies and 70 degree temperatures have returned. Great weather in store for Dauphin Island all week!
Mobile BayFest 2014 - AL.com.
It was a beautiful Labor Day weekend on Dauphin Island. If you missed itm or if you would like information on this season's last Sunset Jazz Concert on Dauphin Island, click the link below: Beachgoers relax on Dauphin Island for Labor Day weekend | FOX10 News - Mobile.
Dauphin Island, AL- The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo began with a ceremonial cannon shot at 5:00 a.m. this morning. Here is a link to additional information and a schedule of the music and entertainment from the www.AL.com site: New music fest on Dauphin Island provides soundtrack to Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo | AL.com.
81st Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo July 18-20 Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Torunament The 81st Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will be held July 18-20 on Dauphin Island. Fishing will begin with a ceremonial cannon blast on Friday, July 18 at 5 a.m. and will conclude on Sunday, July 20 at 5 p.m. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo attracts over 3,000 anglers competing in 30 categories for nearly $500,000 in cash and prizes. The festivities will kick-off at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo site with the Bayou Rum Liar’s Contest on Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 [...]
Dauphin Island, AL- The 56th Annual Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament, sponsored by Exxon-Mobil, will be held Saturday, July 12th. The weigh station will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the tournament beginning at 5:00 a.m. This event is open to all anglers 15 years old and younger. Every angler that enters a fish will receive a Zeigler hot dog, a bag of Golden Flake potato chips, an ice cold Coca Cola, and a Blue Bell ice cream. Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo & Roy Martin Young Anglers Tournament tickets will go on sale on June 20th [...]
Dauphin Island places seventh in 'best U.S. island' poll | AL.com. DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama-- Dauphin Island, Alabama's own sunset capital of Alabama has been named the seventh best island in the country as a result of a USA Today poll.
Dauphin ISland, AL- This amazing vacation rental beach house was completed in just 23 days, using modular construction methods. Island Time III is a Gulf-front 5 bedroom beach house with a private Gulf-view pool, game room, and amazing views of Dauphin Island's Gulf of Mexico beach. Check out these construction photos! You can see interior pictures here.
Car Show Saturday on Dauphin Island Dauphin Island will be hosting its inaugural Sunset Cruise Car Show Saturday, June 7.The Sunset Cruise Car Show will take place at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo site, 531 Lemoyne Drive, Dauphin Island. There will be a parade and judging from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m, and a Swap Meet from sunup until sundown at Green Park. Prizes will be awarded to winners at 5:00 p.m. Car Owners can register on the day of the event between 9:00 and 11:00 am at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site. Participants and spectators will be able [...]
"Arts in the Park Nature Festival" on Dauphin Island, Alabama to be held under the majestic oaks in historic Cadillac Square Park. The hours are 9-4. This event will feature the creations of fine artists & fine craftsmen from throughout the South as well as food vendors and of course, nature events. The festival will be divided by art in one half of the park and animal exhibits and environmental presentations in the other. There will be scheduled "Raptor Programs" throughout the day, as well as tents of live local animals on display, native plants, a "hands on" exhibit from [...]
Dauphin Island nominated for best island in the country | AL.com.
Sailors and gumbo cooks to converge on Dauphin Island April 26 for a day of fun and frolic | AL.com.
Fifth annual Dauphin Island Gumbo Festival adds a new wrinkle this year -- it's splitting into thirds | AL.com.
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is July 17-20 this year ADSFR, Dauphin Island partnering on rodeo-weekend music festival | AL.com.
Welcome to our new Dauphin Island Rentals site! Postcards from Dauphin Island Our new site is the easiest way to find the perfect Dauphin Island rental for your family's vacation! Simply enter the dates you wish to stay, and select the number of Guests, and our site will display to you which properties are available for your stay, along with photos, amenities, and a price quote. When you find the perfect Dauphin Island Rental for your stay, you can book your reservation on-line. Have a question? We're here to help. Simply email us your question by clciking here: [...]
Looking for the perfect Dauphin Island Vacation Rental for your Family? You've come to the right place! Dauphin Island Beach Rentals has a great selection of Beach House rentals and Beach Condo rentals on Dauphin Island, AL. We specialize in rentals with pools and pet-friendly rentals on Dauphin Island. Please be sure to check out our handy "Search" feature, by selecting your desired check-in/check-out dates. You will then be able to see everything that is available for your stay, and the price of the rental. Once you have found the perfect Dauphin Island vacation rental for your stay, you can [...]
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