Fort Morgan is a peaceful and private community just West of Gulf Shores, Alabama. If you want an exciting beach vacation in Gulf Shores, without the neon and traffic sounds of the big city, consider booking a beach rental vacation in Fort Morgan. Named after the civil war fort at the edge of the island, the community of Fort Morgan features exclusive resorts and spacious beach homes a short drive from the city's golf course and nature preserve.
Here's our short list of things to do in Fort Morgan:
- Visit Fort Morgan: This historic landmark, which was a military base from 1834 through the end of World War Two, was the site of the famous "Damn the Torpedoes" line attributed to Admiral David Farragut during the battle of Mobile Bay. Explore this important civil war base and learn about the naval history of the USA.
- Golf at Kiva Dunes: Kiva Dunes is the #1 rated golf course in Alabama. Located between Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores, Kiva Dunes is an unforgettable golf experience. With gulf-front views from most holes and bracing sea air, Kiva Dunes is a challenging, but rewarding course.
- Relax on secluded, sandy beachesFort Morgan features many scenic oceanfront homes and resorts. The beach of Fort Morgan is suitably far from Gulf Shores that you won't see many other vacationers, so spread out your beach umbrella and take some space to relax on the shore.
- Bon Secour wildlife refuge: The beautiful wildlife refuge of Bon Secour contains 7,000 acres of wildlife which migratory birds, nesting sea turtles, and the endangered Alabama Sea Mouse call home. The unique Beach Dunes ecosystem of Bon Secour features many engaging and relaxing walking paths for your family to explore. Take in the sea air and experience this natural sanctuary for the native flora and fauna of the Alabama coast.Experience the attractions of Gulf Shores Though Fort Morgan is a little off the beaten path in Gulf Shores, your family will never be more than a 20-minute drive from attractions like zipline adventures, museums, bars, and restaurants. Visit Lake Shelby, or tour the Gulf Shores zoo. There's plenty to do, and only a short distance from your beach house!
Fort Morgan is one of the jewels of the Gulf Shores. With plenty of space for peaceful relaxation,
Fort Morgan is still remarkably close to some of the best attractions on the Alabama coast. Tour museums and historic sights, explore the local ecology, relax on the beach, or put your feet up on the balcony of your beach home.