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:
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!
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!
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.
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!