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Fort Morgan Historic Site Bayside Beach

The bayside area of beach of Fort Morgan Historic Site in Gulf Shores, AL is dog friendly. Dogs should be leashed at all times and owners must clean up any waste. The Mobile bayside beach from the old Fort Morgan Pier all the way to the Old Fisherman's Wharf is the only beach that allows dogs. Beyond the Old Fisherman's Wharf is a Federal Wildlife area so dogs are not permitted beyond that point. The beach is located just past the ferry to Dauphin Island and before the entrance to the fort. Visit Website

Or call (251) 540-7127 or email wendyhyatt@fort-morgan.org for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Fort Morgan Historic Site Bayside Beach has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Abby
    Jun. 23, 2022
    Great location!

    The beach is a very open spot. We got there around 10. I expected it to be packed there were only 2 others there (very friendly pets too). Theres a little bit of debris but nothing that'll hurt your pup. Theres a washing station with a water hose for fresh water for the dogs and to wash off. The hours are 8-5 so you haft to go between those times or the gates will be locked. My pup loved the beach there and I recommend anyone thinking about taking their dog to the beach to go there its a beautiful drive!

  • Pat
    Nov. 18, 2021
    Fort Morgan

    Fort Morgan is a great place to take your dog. The beach was nice and the museum welcomed her with doggie treats. They allow dogs everywhere on the property. Be aware there is a ditch on the inside the tunnel area which will make your dog stinky if they get in it. Overall, it was a very nice visit and everyone was very friendly.

  • Alicia
    Aug. 30, 2021
    Awesome fort

    The fort was our first outing with the dogs. The fort was amazing and had nice views from the top. A lot of history and so well preserved. When we were walking to the beach our dog Lily came across a crab that she wanted to try and play with. Just beware if you have a curious dog that thinks everything could be a friend. The beach was nice although it did have a lot of debris. (just fyi Lily did not hurt the crab and the crab did not hurt her)

  • Anne
    Aug. 14, 2021
    Great Piece of History

    This is a well preserved fort that played a role in several of our nation's wars. Take a self guided tour to explore the grounds. Postings throughout help to explain the history. It's right on the water and it's dog friendly.

  • Gabbi
    Jun. 2, 2021
    My pup loved it!

    It’s a pretty nice stretch of beach. Lots of debris, but that didn’t bother us. There were some dogs out there that seemed to be a little aggressive towards my baby so please be careful. They are also allowed at the Fort and Museum!

  • Heather
    Jul. 7, 2019
    Great dog beach

    Visited for July 4th weekend with our dog. Got there early at 8am and had the dog beach all to ourselves for about 4 hrs. There is some debris and driftwood but its not terrible. No dog poop on the beach which was nice. There were dozens of crabs so beware if you have a dog that thinks everything is a chew toy. Totally worth the admission fee!

  • Alycia
    Jun. 18, 2019
    Our Dogs Were In Heaven

    I have been so disappointed in the Gulf Shores area for how unwelcome they’ve been to our doggos. I mean it’s 2019– our pups are our babies. But we found this gem of a place down Ft. Morgan Rd. And we had a blast. It’s a bay-side beach so the water is pretty calm, and there was no one there for the hour we spent there. It was the perfect place to get some energy out. We will definitely return!

  • Andrew
    Jan. 18, 2019
    Not the greatest

    This is a fee area. It'll cost you $5 in an honor system drop box to get to about 600 yards of beach where they allow dogs between the pier and the old warf. For this fee, you get the privilege of walking along a debris strewn beach about 30 feet wide with it's fair share of fish carcasses. No bags provided. It does have decent sunsets, though.

    We never got there in time to get into the fort, which closes at 5pm, which is in a separate fee area.

  • Beth
    Apr. 21, 2018
    How to find the dog beach!

    The beach is located just past the ferry to Dauphin Island and before the entrance to the fort. Park across the street from the yellow houses and you are there! Watch the drop off, keep your dog leashed but enjoy!

  • Haley
    Mar. 21, 2018
    Great Beach!

    This is a great place for the dogs to rip and run in the sand and waves! This is not a great beach to lay out on as it tends to have lots of debris. Usually not very crowded, and the fort is dog friendly as well!

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