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Fort Morgan is a community located west of Gulf Shores along the Alabama Gulf Coast. In comparison to the nearby beach towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, this area is far more relaxed, laidback, and scenic. Throughout the Fort Morgan peninsula, you’ll find nature trailsfamily-friendly activities, gorgeous white-sand beaches, and fascinating historical sites. Whether you’re embarking on a romantic getaway, family reunion, or just need to escape for a bit, Fort Morgan is a one-of-a-kind Gulf Coast destination. Harris Vacation Rentals is proud to offer luxurious vacation rentals in Fort Morgan with all the amenities you need for the perfect beach vacation. No matter where you choose to stay during your trip, you’ll always be near the best Fort Morgan activities.   

If you’re considering treating yourself to a getaway along coastal Alabama, you should stay in Fort Morgan! This area is filled with fun and unique things to do. One of the most popular Fort Morgan activities is vising the Fort Morgan historic site. This fascinating fort was active during four wars (the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II), but is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in 1834. Today, guests can visit this historic site, tour the fort, explore the gift shop, and gaze at captivating displays and exhibits. You can also roam the fort grounds, where you’ll have access to natural areas, boat launches, picnic tables, fishing piers, beaches, and more. Plus, this park is dog-friendly!    

Another favorite Fort Morgan activity is riding the Mobile Bay Ferry. This ferry is considered “the Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” and sails across Mobile Bay, making stops at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan at Mobile Point. In addition to riding the ferry, fun-filled Fort Morgan activities include enjoying waterfront dining at Tacky Jack’s, taking a class at Sand Castle University, hiking the Fort Morgan Road Trail, and watching picturesque sunsets 

Browse our collection of blogs below to learn all about the best Fort Morgan activities. This breathtaking beach community is waiting to be explored by you!

Fort Morgan Activities
08/16/2021

How To Enjoy Fantastic Live Music in Gulf Shores

Nothing compares to the feeling of unwinding during a Gulf Coast vacation while listening to the vibrant sounds of local musicians jamming ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
06/14/2021

We’ll Tell You All About Amazing Vacations in Gulf Shores in August

You deserve to embark on a fantastic getaway to the beach this summer! Take a trip to Gulf Shores in August. ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
12/18/2019

How to Explore Gulf Shores Off the Beaten Path

If you’re planning a trip to Gulf Shores, you’ve probably already know about popular attractions like Waterville, USA , The ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
12/6/2018

Here Are 5 of the Best Things to Do in Fort Morgan

Does anything sound better than a relaxing getaway to a beautiful beach on the Gulf Coast? We don’t think so! ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
06/15/2018

Does a Fort Morgan Vacation Fit Your Travel Style?

A once, well-kept secret, more and more visitors are flocking to the Alabama Gulf Coast for its pristine beaches and ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
03/21/2017

The Greatest Pet-Friendly Orange Beach Activities

Your most loyal and lovable four-legged family members shouldn’t be left out of the fun on your vacation in tropical ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
01/23/2017

Plan your Gulf Shores Wedding

Celebrate the Beginning of Your “Happily Ever After” in a Tropical Paradise Nothing puts you in the perfect carefree mindset ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
12/27/2016

5 Reasons to Vacation in Fort Morgan

Just a short drive west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is a lovely undiscovered area that is steeped in both ... Read more

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