As Paradise Found RV Resort & Marina prepares to open its gates in Summer 2024, guests can look forward to not just unparalleled luxury and amenities but also the perfect launchpad to explore the Gulf Coast’s natural and cultural treasures. One such gem is Dauphin Island, known as the sunset capital of Alabama. Located just a 20-minute drive from Paradise Found, this peaceful barrier island offers pristine beaches, historic sites, and a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Here’s your guide to a perfect day trip itinerary to Dauphin Island, ensuring you make the most of every moment.

Morning: Arrival and Beach Exploration Start your day early to maximize your time on the island. Upon arrival, head straight to the public beach near the Dauphin Island Pier. The soft, white sand and gentle Gulf waves provide a serene setting for a morning of relaxation. Build sandcastles with the kids, take a leisurely stroll along the shore, or simply soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Midday: Visit Fort Gaines As the day warms up, make your way to Fort Gaines, a historic site that played a pivotal role in the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. The fort offers guided tours, live demonstrations, and a chance to step back in time. Explore the battlements, visit the museum, and enjoy the panoramic views of the bay. It’s not only educational but also a fascinating glimpse into the past for all ages.

Lunch Break: Local Dining For lunch, indulge in some local cuisine at one of the island’s restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood or a simple picnic by the beach, Dauphin Island caters to all tastes. Enjoy the local flavors and recharge for the afternoon’s adventures.

Afternoon: Explore the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab After lunch, a visit to the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a must. This educational attraction offers an up-close look at the aquatic life of the Gulf Coast and Mobile Bay estuaries. With interactive exhibits and touch tanks, it’s an engaging experience for visitors of all ages to learn about the local marine ecosystem.

Late Afternoon: Bird Watching or Fishing As the afternoon progresses, choose between bird watching at the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, a haven for migratory birds and local wildlife, or enjoy some leisurely fishing off the pier. Both activities offer a chance to connect with nature and enjoy the island’s serene beauty.

Evening: Sunset at West End Beach Conclude your day trip with a visit to West End Beach to witness one of Dauphin Island’s breathtaking sunsets. The expansive view of the sky transforming into vibrant hues of orange and pink provides a perfect end to a day full of exploration and discovery.

Returning to Paradise Found As the day winds down, return to the comfort and luxury of Paradise Found RV Resort & Marina, where you can share stories of your adventure by the firepit or relax in your own RV lot. With Dauphin Island’s wonders freshly in your memory, it’s the perfect time to plan your next day trip or explore more of what the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Planning your visit to Dauphin Island or looking to discover more about the luxurious lifestyle awaiting at Paradise Found RV Resort & Marina? Visit Paradise Found Ownership to learn more about securing your piece of paradise and making every trip an unforgettable adventure.