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Dauphin Island and the Villages of South Mobile County (SOMO) provide a habitat for the human soul and your four-legged family members as well. Home to some of the few dog friendly beaches left in the country, SOMO is packed full of unique pedestrian walkways, bike trails that run alongside the South’s superior scenic waterways, the nationally known Audubon Bird Sanctuary and some of the finest sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Get your pulse racing with the exhilaration of an international speedway, the thrill of the catch while deep sea fishing or at any of our acclaimed annual events involving music, the arts, coastal cuisine, outdoor activities and more! SOMO offers all the best of the Gulf Coast in one stunning and easily accessible location.


A tranquil and welcoming community, Dauphin Island and the villages of South Mobile County are rich in wildlife, Southern culture, excitement and so much more. Adventure comes naturally here! You can find everything from the sugar white sand beaches of Dauphin Island and the beauty of Bellingrath Gardens and Fowl River, to the charming atmosphere and unrivaled seafood of Bayou La Batre and Coden. Hop on your bikes and explore all that there is to do or spend your days unwinding with the family in our eco-friendly environment.

Board of Directors

The South Mobile County Tourism Authority consists of board members and its executive director. The list of board members includes:

Honorable Gene Fox, Chairman

Town of Dauphin Island City Council

Sherry Cain, Treasurer
Director, Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board

Dr. Todd Lasseigne
Executive Director, Bellingrath Gardens and Homes

Tina Sanchez

Director of Environmental Services, Mobile County

Sharon Murrill
Governmental & Community Relations Manager, Alabama Power


Mendel Graeber

Marine Educator, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Andy Sims
Owner, Dauphin Island Real Estate

Robert Dixon, Advisory Board Chairman

Director, The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

For marketing and public relations inquiries, please contact SMCTA Executive Director, Stacy Wellborn.

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