20 Best Beaches In The US You *Need* To Vacation On
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Three miles south of Alabama’s biggest port city, Mobile, Dauphin Island is bottled Southern charm. The entire island is only fourteen miles long, so you can explore the seaside oasis in its entirety. There’s a bird sanctuary, sea lab, and public aquarium for the animal lovers out there, and Shell Mound Park on the island’s north shore is a preserved archeological site dating back to 1100 AD. A perfect day trip from Mobile, the Sunset Capital of Alabama has the clear water and white sand you’ve come to expect from ~every entry on this list~ with a heaping scoop of Alabama style (hold the grits).