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Good day trip

We visited Dauphin island for the day and basically drove around and visited the fort and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom
Peaceful beach

I love the peaceful beach here! The water isn't pretty (kinda brown) but it's warm and the beach... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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“white sand”(18 reviews)
“west end”(22 reviews)
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1501 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dauphin Island is a beautiful beach, lots of sand in this area and shallow water. Take the time to walk the sand bar!

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach is deep here so be prepared for a long walk on the beach to get to the ocean. Beautiful sand and so much space. Even with a ton of people, you feel like you’re alone on the beach. Plenty of trash cans (please...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very sandy, almost white beach. I walked in late afternoon and it was beautiful with plenty of seabirds, and a great sunset. Few shells the few days I was there.

Thank dj M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Dauphin island for the day and basically drove around and visited the fort and the beaches. It was extremely quite as it was mid September. There are a lot of beach houses along the beach front but most seemed unaccompanied due to the...More

Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dauphin Island beach rentals do not let you know that there "pet friendly" unit mean an extra $100 per pet is add when you get there unless you call and ask this is bad for returning people.

Thank Cruiser819507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to the public beach located at the end of the island to watch the sunset. It was beautiful and very peaceful. The beach was very clean and well maintained.

Thank mrsburn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the peaceful beach here! The water isn't pretty (kinda brown) but it's warm and the beach is sandy and comfortable to walk on.

Thank rnjennysue
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Beach is the same as the rest of the island. 300 yard walk from the parking lot. East end and west end has a lot shorter walk but this parking lot is attended if that's important to you. Water was nice when I was there...More

Thank nick c
Reviewed August 30, 2018

today the residents have taken over and you have too watch where you are unless you want to be arrested and you are watched closely that goes for parking your car to. Gulf shores is a much better place and ship island in Biloxi Ms....More

Thank robandhylda
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This public beach is nice place to visit and away from the city. But very few access points. I wish there were more public beach access point. Too many private properties has made access to beach difficult. Sometime you feel that you are too far...More

Thank Charudatta B
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Anna M
August 5, 2018|
Response from Butterflydays | Reviewed this property |
The west end of beach is best for shelling, but you will need to go right after a storm to find the nicest ones.
Anna M
August 5, 2018|
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Response from MaryandBobontheroad | Reviewed this property |
Not the best shelling most days. After a storm you may find more shells and ‘treasures’. Having said that, our daughter found two beautiful whole sand dollars on regular morning walks. Good luck!
Julian D
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Orchid974 | Reviewed this property |
Right on the beach! My husband caught 2 different types of sharks..other people caught fish. All from the beach