A Habitat for the Human Soul

When you need a relaxed, natural getaway, do what nature does. Discover the authentic Gulf Coast island community of Dauphin Island, with 7 miles of white sand beaches, and many eco-tourism opportunities. Soak up the sun in a comfy beach chair, and then go hiking, canoeing, kayaking, beach-combing and birding in the midst of our abundant wildlife. See why we’re home to the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium. See Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, then the nearby communities of Coden and Bayou La Batre overflow with fishing village charm. Enjoy the freshest of fresh seafood while watching shrimp boats come and go. Just across the Mississippi Sound is Grand Bay, renowned for its Fourth of July Watermelon Festival, National Wildlife Refuge, and orchards bursting with fresh peaches and pecans. 

A quiet and friendly community, rich in wildlife and Southern culture, centered in a natural island environment, Dauphin Island and the Villages of South Mobile County offer a habitat for the human soul.

VisitSOMO : Where Adventure Comes Naturally, a taste of our Gulf Coast vacation getaways

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