Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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Fort Morgan - on the tip of paradise

With all the picturesque scenery you’d expect from a Gulf Coast getaway, plus a fascinating dose of added history, secluded Fort Morgan has plenty to offer families. Set on a long peninsula at the western tip of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, it combines a rich past with beautiful beaches and is teeming with wildlife – both on land and in the sea. You’ll find a wide range of Fort Morgan vacation rentals either directly on the quiet, white-sand beaches, or just a short walk from the shore.

Sand, sand, and more sand in Fort Morgan

You’re never far away from feeling soft sand between your toes in Fort Morgan, with beaches – uncrowded, even in the summer ¬– all around the peninsula. It won’t surprise you to know that swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling are popular ways to spend your time here, and a Fort Morgan vacation rental gives you access to these activities, as well as more active seaside pursuits, such as jet skiing and parasailing. And there’s no shortage of wildlife viewing opportunities, with hiking and birdwatching trails nearby.

Fort Morgan - the great protector

The main attraction here is, of course, Fort Morgan itself, a National Historic Landmark. In 1861, the fort served as the first line of defense for the city of Mobile and was also used as a base during both World Wars. It often hosts live historical reenactments but opening hours do vary seasonally. Fort Morgan is also part of the 7,000-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, which has 6 miles of nature trails. For a change of scenery, take the Mobile Bay Ferry across to Dauphin Island to visit Fort Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab aquarium.

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine

Fort Morgan enjoys pleasant temperatures all year round, however summer is the most popular time to visit, as the days are hot and the nights bearable, thanks to the cooling Gulf breeze. Even in peak season, the area is a lot quieter than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach along the coast. Temperatures remain warm during fall and spring, and rarely drop below 60 during the winter, but some attractions – including the fort itself – can be closed in bad weather, so do check before you book your Fort Morgan vacation rental.

Fantastic wildlife flocks to Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan is located at the tip of Mobile Point, and is at the western end of Alabama State Route 180. If you’re the kind of person who likes to be immersed in nature while on a beach vacation then you’ve come to the right place. Almost all of Fort Morgan is set in the vast Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, a coastal dune ecosystem that’s a habitat for threatened and endangered species. It runs through scrub forests, lakes, wetlands, and dunes, and is home to sea turtles and hundreds of species of birds.