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Dauphin Island Public Beach

1501 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4335
+1 251-861-3607
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beautiful almost pristene beach...

Absolutely beautiful place! Not as crowded as Gulf Shores but it was also during the week when we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
YayaQueenBee
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Willow Spring, North Carolina
Typical Barrier Island Beach

I had heard such great things about this island, but truthfully, it's just a beach with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SCDad
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Clemson, South Carolina
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“white sand” (18 reviews)
“west end” (21 reviews)
“long walk” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1501 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4335
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+1 251-861-3607
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"white sand"
in 18 reviews
"west end"
in 21 reviews
"long walk"
in 11 reviews
"pay to park"
in 7 reviews
"surf fishing"
in 4 reviews
"out of the way"
in 5 reviews
"laid back"
in 5 reviews
"bird sanctuary"
in 5 reviews
"fort gaines"
in 5 reviews
"shells"
in 30 reviews
"island"
in 82 reviews
"waves"
in 17 reviews
"condo"
in 14 reviews
"gulf"
in 26 reviews
"shore"
in 16 reviews
"debris"
in 5 reviews
"leash"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful place! Not as crowded as Gulf Shores but it was also during the week when we visited. The walk down the beach was very nice. There was minor litter which says it is kept clean. Definitely a nice place to avoid the larger...More

Thank YayaQueenBee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard such great things about this island, but truthfully, it's just a beach with a lot of old cottages built up on telephone poles so they don't wash away every summer. The public beach was cheaper than many others ($5/car) and had below-average...More

3  Thank SCDad
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had a blast. Parking was plentiful and easy to find. I can imagine the experience would be different in the summer, but we found a March weekend that was warm enough to get in the water and have fun.

1  Thank 189TomG
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Although the water will probably not be blue like fancy places but it will be peaceful and relaxing and full of fun memories!

1  Thank Dawn G
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Lots of great boardwalks out to the sand dunes offering wide outlooks over the wild coastline. You could almost feel the history of the pirates and invading ships of the past in this now serene holiday resort.

2  Thank doloresg54
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We walked for miles on the beach everyday during our stay on Dauphin Island. No matter what time of day, there were never any crowds. There is so much room to spread out and spend time just watching the waves. The beach was clean with...More

2  Thank dlgdlg
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were taken to this beach on the first day of our holiday. It is a gorgeous location which we totally fell in love with. The sand is white and very clean, the clear blue sea was very inviting and we had great luck with...More

2  Thank jo92photos
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the boardwalk, nice soft white sand. Wish the ocean was more of a pretty blue, the water was a bit turbulent though. A bit odd seeing so many oil rigs surrounding the island.

Thank Cassandra Z
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Alway have to go to Dauphin Island when I'm in town. It's nice to walk around Ft Gaines and the Audubon sanctuary.

1  Thank 04Beau99
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I booked a tent camping spot early in the morning for around $100.00 and tried to cancel in the afternoon of the same day. They would only refund half and kept my $50.00 deposit. I guess it was a red flag that they don't give...More

3  Thank Brian H
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tawnyafitz
2 April 2018|
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Response from Raylene J | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember a shower. A public restroom is only on one beach. Portable toilet at others
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RogerWynema C
14 July 2017|
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Response from MaryandBobontheroad | Reviewed this property |
We had a family reunion last 2 weeks of June at 4 houses along Bienville with about 50 or so folks and no one had a problem. Ages were 3 to 85.
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