Dreaming of a White Sand Christmas

Looking for something different to do this Christmas season? How does white sand, blue water, mild weather, and sunshine sound? Come escape to the island and soak up the sun with us! Dauphin Island in December has a mild weather with an average temperature of 65 degrees. Here, you can find fresh seafood, quiet beaches, and an escape from your daily responsibilities.

Change up your holiday menu with some fresh Gulf Coast seafood – and don’t forget that December is in the middle of oyster season! If you enjoy fishing yourself, there are plenty of opportunities to do so from the shore, the piers, and fishing charters.

You won’t miss out on Christmas lights, only 20 minutes from Dauphin Island is Bellingrath Gardens with their annual “Magic in Christmas Lights” display. In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias! Click here for a look at last year’s light display.

A tranquil and welcoming community, South Mobile County is rich in wildlife, Southern culture, excitement and so much more. Adventure comes naturally here – and the winter is no exception! Between historic Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium, and the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, there are plenty adventures to be had on our island around the holidays! We can’t wait to see your sand angels!

For more information on what to do and where to stay in South Mobile County visit our Dauphin Island Tourism website!




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