Enjoy the sparkling sand and cool surf of the Gulf of Mexico with beautiful beach-front parksDauphin Island, the "Sunset Capital of Alabama" is full of friendly smiles, captivating wildlife and sugar-white sands.  The sparkling waves of the Gulf provide the perfect setting for a family-friendly day at the beach.  And bring your pup along.  Dauphin Island public beach is pet friendly! South Mobile County offers the perfect island get away!