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Kids on the beach

Dauphin Island / Bayou La Batre

Dauphin Island

Located only a 45-minute car ride from downtown Mobile, the sprawling sandy beaches of Dauphin Island beckon visitors to come out and play. You'll even want to leave with plenty of time to stop at the unique shops and produce stands along the way. Once you cross the bridge, you'll be transported into another time. This quaint little beach community boasts a casual, quiet, even vintage 1950s feel and offers plenty of wholesome fun for the entire family.

Home to historic Fort Gaines, The Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, a public beach, pier and boat ramps, Dauphin Island has been the sandy backyard for generations of Mobilians, as well as a popular beach destination for thousands of tourists each year who prefer a simpler, beach experience.

 

 



Mobile Bay Spotlight

 

 Bayou La Batre, Home of Bubba Gump 

Blessing Of The FleetBayou La Batre Boat

 

 This charming fishing village is located along the Mississippi Sound. Founded by Joseph Bosarge, who was granted the land from the King of Spain in 1786, Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the South Mobile mainland. By the turn of the 20th century, the area had developed into a thriving resort community. However the "Hurricane of 1906" put an end to all of that, as it ransacked the hotels and railroad business.

Now known as the seafood capital of Alabama, the town immortalized in Winston Groom's "Forrest Gump" is home to oodles of fishermen and shrimpers. One of the rites of spring here is the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Bayou La Batre is also host to a successful boat building industry, producing everything from barges and tugs to the Black Pearl from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. In 2009, the town received national attention when President Obama named Regina Benjamin, a rural health clinic physician from Bayou La Batre, as the U.S. Surgeon General.

 

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Christmas Nights of Lights

Over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer…more
Nov 10 – Jan 1

Ice Skating at the Fort

Celebrate the holidays by ice skating in the Fort of Colonial…more
Nov 24 – Mar 4

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens

Enjoy one of the most popular holiday events in the Southeast at…more
Nov 24 – Dec 31

Bon Voyage Opening Party

Join the museum staff and friends for the grand opening of the…more
Dec 14

Titanic Honour & Glory

Established in 2002, Titanic Honour & Glory is a national…more
Dec 15 – Apr 15

MoonPie Over Mobile New Year's Eve Celebration

Ring in 2018 and the Mardi Gras season with a fireworks show,…more
Dec 31

Mardi Gras, Mobile-style!

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Jan 26 – Feb 13

 

  

 


 


 

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