Fort Morgan

A place filled with history, gorgeous beaches, and beautiful views of nature, Fort Morgan peninsula is a wonderful vacation spot for travelers looking for a calm and relaxing time at the beach. This relatively small peninsula west of Gulf Shores is home to a protected wildlife refuge, so travelers looking to get a glimpse of incredible wildlife will love staying at the beachfront properties available in this area. Fort Morgan is a prime spot for travelers looking for tranquility, but there is also a lot to see for travelers interested in touring the historic landmarks and nature trails of Fort Morgan.
The Beach
The beaches in Fort Morgan are absolutely stunning, with very little crowded areas. It is important for travelers to bring everything they need to spend the day at the beaches here because there are no facilities nearby to purchase supplies. Due to the importance of maintaining the nature and wildlife found throughout the location, not many facilities are built along the beaches. Travelers looking for a quiet place to spend time relaxing on the beach will fall in love with Fort Morgan. Gorgeous views, beautiful water, and a fantastic vacation on the beach await any traveler looking to spend time in Fort Morgan.
The community in Fort Morgan is small, with beautiful beach houses and resorts lining the gorgeous beaches. The biggest crowds you will see are at the resort locations, but a short walk allows for a quiet and peaceful day at the beach. This is truly a place meant to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. If you are looking for shops and bars along the beaches, then you may be disappointed in what the beaches here have to offer. Other than the beachside homes, there are not many accommodations easily accessible once you are on the actual beach. Be sure to plan accordingly!
Food and Entertainment
While there isn’t many tourist shops and restaurants available in Fort Morgan itself, the city is only 20 miles away from Gulf Shores. Gulf Shores is full of amazing restaurants and shops for a fantastic night out with the family. We highly recommend taking the short travel to Gulf Shores to grab a bite from LuLu’s, The Hangout, or Bill’s by the Beach. Oyster fans will enjoy eating at the Original Oyster House as well! You won’t be disappointed in these amazing restaurants. All of the mentioned restaurants are family friendly, so if you are looking for places to take the kids then look no further! If you are looking for enjoyable night life, Gulf Shores is known to have concerts on their beaches, which would make for an amazing time with family and friends. Everything you could want at the beach can be found within a 30-mile radius of Fort Morgan.
Nature and Tourism
A majority of Fort Morgan is home to the 7,000-acre Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. There are many opportunities to spot some incredible wildlife throughout the six miles of nature trails found at the refuge. Bird-watchers will be pleased that Fort Morgan is along the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail that journeys throughout the state. Travelers won’t want to miss an opportunity to get a glimpse of the beautiful forests, lakes, and wetlands found along these nature trails.
The biggest tourist attraction in Fort Morgan is the actual fort itself. Built in 1834, this awesome piece of history is filled with historically accurate demonstrations and interpreters. The fort has many costumed interpreters that demonstrate different historic Civil War acts for tourists to see along their self-guided tour. Tourists will get to explore the entire fort, including getting a glimpse of the bastions and different weaponry used in battle during such a dark time in history. It is a really interesting chance to see such a phenomenal historic landmark, and it shouldn’t be missed!
If travelers are looking for a fun day with the kids, we recommend taking the Mobile Bay Ferry after touring the fort. This ferry travels eight miles to Dauphin Island, which has a sea lab and aquarium that families will surely enjoy. Between the Fort and the Sea Lab, Fort Morgan offers families a chance to see some amazing nature and history while providing some educational information as well!
A Wonderful Vacation
Travelers will adore Fort Morgan and everything the area has to offer. Whether you are visiting the area to walk the nature trails or to sit on the beach all week, there is something here that everyone can enjoy!

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