Dauphin Island Beach House Rentals

Nestled on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Dauphin Island offers families a premier summer vacation destination! We invite you to immerse yourself in Dauphin Islands’ natural beauty, serene beaches, and rich history this summer. Whether you want to cool down from the summer heat at Dauphin Island beaches, attend family-friendly events, or learn about local wildlife, there is something for everyone! Choose Boardwalk Realty to host your family getaway and experience everything our slice of paradise has to offer!

Summer Events on Dauphin Island

Every summer, the town of Dauphin Island comes alive with family-friendly entertainment and events, such as:

Free Family Movie Nights

West End Beach hosts free family-friendly movies Thursdays and Fridays at dusk from the end of May to early August. This year you can expect family favorites like Tangled, Jaws, and The Little Mermaid. Don’t forget to bring beach chairs, blankets, snacks, and sunscreen!

2023 Sunset Concerts

Dauphin Island is the sunset capital of Alabama, and we invite you to celebrate with us during the annual sunset concerts. Concerts are held monthly at Historic Fort Gaines two hours before the sun goes down. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under!

Market in the Park

Shop local during your summer getaway at Market in the Park! Shop for a variety of items from local farmers, crafters, and businesses. The market is held at Green Park every Thursday from 1-5 pm and every second Saturday from 9 am-2 pm.

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

The largest fishing tournament in the world happens right here on Dauphin Island every July! Purchase your tickets and experience three days of epic fishing with us!

Other Summer Activities on Dauphin Island

In addition to summer events, Dauphin Island offers several year-round attractions to keep your family entertained throughout your visit:

  • Experience your favorite summer pastimes at our beautiful Dauphin Island beaches. Enjoy 17 miles of white sand beaches, perfect for swimming, beachcombing, and watersports. We recommend West End Beach!
  • Visit the Alabama Aquarium and learn all about the coastal habitats of Alabama together through visual and interactive exhibits.
  • Explore the great outdoors at the Audobon Bird Sanctuary, and keep an eye out for local wildlife like birds, butterflies, fish, and alligators.
  • Play a round of miniature golf at Dauphin Island Golf, and then cool down from the summer heat with some ice cream from the concession stand!

Family-Friendly Vacation Rentals on Dauphin Island

Gather the family and spend your summer on Dauphin Island! Choose Boardwalk Realty to host your getaway and access Dauphin Island beaches right out your front door with our Gulf Front and Bay Front vacation rentals. Whether you are looking for a cozy cottage for your small family or a large home for the extended family, we have the perfect Dauphin Island vacation rentals waiting for you!

If you are looking for a kid-friendly Alabama destination to take the family this summer, look no further than Dauphin Island! This beautiful barrier island off the Gulf of Mexico is a paradise for families, offering laidback wholesome fun for all ages. Whether you are interested in spending time at the beach, exploring the island, fishing the Gulf, or learning about marine life, there are endless things to do on Dauphin Island to keep everyone entertained!

Choose Boardwalk Realty to host your island getaway and stay in a family-friendly vacation rental just steps away from the beach!

Visit the Alabama Aquarium Together

One of the top things to do on Dauphin Island with kids is at the Alabama Aquarium. This is an excellent place for the kids to learn something new and see fascinating marine life simultaneously. The aquarium features a 10,000-square-foot exhibit hall, a stingray touch pool, and the Living Marsh Boardwalk. Learn about our aquatic ecosystems with a day at the aquarium!

Gather the Kids for the Ultimate Beach Day

The island offers seven miles of sugar sand beaches, where families often swim, fish, walk, and shell hunt. If you want to kayak or paddleboard with the kids, reserve your gear with Blue Heron Kayak & Sup Rentals, and they will deliver your equipment anywhere on the island!

Embark on a Family-Friendly Fishing Charter

If you are looking for a local fishing charter that the whole family will love, choose a trip with FinAtics Fishing Charters. They offer inshore, offshore, and private fishing charters with a knowledgeable captain with years of experience working with kids!

Spot Wildlife at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Surround yourself with nature at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary and stroll through three miles of trails. Keep an eye out for butterflies, fish, birds, and alligators! Download this Dauphin Island birding checklist to see how many species you can spot during your visit.

Play a Round of Mini Golf or Spend an Afternoon at the Pool

Fun for the whole family awaits at the miniature golf course, Island Golf. Then head over to Pirate’s Bar & Grill for great food and entertainment! The restaurant also offers access to a pool, where the kids can splash around while the adults take in the view of the Gulf with a drink in hand.

Family-Friendly Dauphin Island Vacation Rentals

Now that you know more about things to do on Dauphin Island with kids, you may be wondering where to stay. Boardwalk Realty has you covered with our collection of over 50 vacation rentals for every family’s budget. 

If you are a small family, two-bedroom properties like Beachy Keen and Foresight are perfect for your group. Or bring the extended family along and indulge in our Bout Time property, complete with a private lagoon, boardwalk, and pool! Plan your Alabama family vacation on Dauphin Island today!

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