Dauphin Island East End Beach

Sandy beach
51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA (31 miles from Mobile, AL)
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Pretty long walk to the beach from the parking lot

This beach is located in the Eastern part of the island, right next to the Historic Fort Gaines. Unlike the Public Beach on the West end, this rocky beach has fewer amenities but is free to use for everyone. Parking is also free of charge but limited - only around 20 spots or so. You can get to the island by ferry, tickets are pricey though - around $24 one way. However, if you do take the ferry, make sure to save your ticket, you will get a discount on your way back!

The beach is never crowded (ok, almost never!). It's clean and calm. Leashed pets are welcome. There's only one cafe nearby so pack a lunch if going for a daycation. 

If you are looking for some entertainment, there's an aquarium and a bird sanctuary nearby (which is really cool). Did I tell you about the sunsets? One of the locals mentioned that they call it the "sunset capital of the world". And he was right! 🌅

The extra time we spent on traveling there was worth it – this is one of the nicest beaches available in the area.

Getting there

You can take a ferry from Fort Morgan. There are two types of ferries – a smaller one can take up to 18 cars, but it only runs during winter and spring time. The larger one can hold up to 40 cars. Have a look at the schedule for exact departure times here.

Driving time to Fort Morgan from New Orleans is about 3 hours.

What we loved

  • Watching dolphins and pelicans
  • Lots of shells on the beach
  • Amazing sunsets
  • Coming in early and having the whole beach to ourselves!
Reviewed by:
Johan and Mary
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The beach is located in Dauphin Island, Alabama 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by D
April 11, 2017
D
Beach day
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Sarah Tucker
March 6, 2017
Sarah Tucker
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May 2, 2017
Haley Price
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Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Will Ballentine
October 8, 2016
Will Ballentine
Dauphin island, where the beach is free, the beer is cheap, and the weather is as beautiful as my friends
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Jose Luis Mairena
April 13, 2017
Jose Luis Mairena
When people ask me why I travel to much well this its why
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Jo LaRocca
March 29, 2017
Jo LaRocca
#beach
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Sam
May 6, 2017
Sam
#sunset #dauphin #island #beautiful #natural 😍
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Matt Miller
October 11, 2016
Matt Miller
His second catch of the day wasn't too shabby.
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March 5, 2017
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64 days till I'm jumping in the warm air🌊☀️
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Mackenzie
May 7, 2017
Mackenzie
Building me a sand castle!
Dauphin Island East End Beach photo by Mackenzie
April 1, 2017
Mackenzie
Beautiful Saturday morning at the beach . ☀️🏊‍♀️🏊‍♀️