HomeFort Morgan JourneysPlan a Winter Journey to Fort Morgan

Life here at the end of the peninsula is more laid back, more focused on enjoying nature and the beach rather than being party central (like some spots a little further east along the Gulf). It’s the perfect spot for regenerating on a long weekend. The weather is lovely here in the winter and there are fewer people too. And to make things even easier for you, we’ve put together a few suggested Fort Morgan attractions for planning your winter trip to Fort Morgan.

Day 1 – A Visit to Fort Morgan

Head to historic Fort Morgan! After a leisurely breakfast out on the deck of your rental, pack a picnic lunch and head on out to start the day by playing tourist at Fort Morgan. A vital part of our coastal defenses since the War of 1812, it may be best known for its role in one of the most important battles in the Civil war, the Battle of Mobile Bay. Led by Rear Admiral Farragut, as Union ships pushed on through the heavily mined bay towards the Confederate fleet, Farragut uttered his famous “Damn the torpedoes” cry to rally his ships.

Take your time exploring this restored masonry fort, then walk around the grounds where you’ll find miles of pretty white beaches and a picnic area where you can enjoy your lunch. The fort’s museum has interesting exhibits of fort life during its centuries of service, including soldier’s letters, weapons, uniforms and more. The Fort also has canon firings, and live reenactments.

And since you’re playing tourist for the day, head to Tacky Jack’s for dinner after a day of these Fort Morgan attractions. This colorful, family friendly restaurant has been a staple in the area for years.

Day 2 – Hit the Water!

Get out on the water! Book a charter and let someone else do the driving while you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride and the view. You can charter a fishing adventure and try to land that elusive trophy fish, or just catch dinner. Book a dolphin watching tour, eco tour, sunset cruise or sightseeing tour. Tour the coastline, the Intracoastal Waterway, Oyster Bay, Mobile Bay, Bon Secour River and more. Ask about a tour highlighting the area’s historic lighthouses like Sand Island Lighthouse and Middle Bay Lighthouse.

Rent a kayak and head out to quietly explore, or take a guided tour of the bay, the bayous and marshes. It’s a beautiful, totally different perspective of the coastline.

And, if the fish weren’t biting, just make a stop at the local market for fresh caught seafood and the fixings for a low country boil out on your rental’s deck. If you’ve booked one of our rentals with a grill, you can show off your grilling chops with a few delicious snapper filets or tuna steaks.

Day 3 – Head to the Beach for Fort Morgan Activities!

It’s time to spend the entire day relaxing at the beach! After a couple of fun tourist-y days, and before you hit the road back home, spend your last day at the beach. It may be a little too cool for swimming, but with temps ranging from the high 50s to the upper 60s, you can still enjoy building sandcastles, beachcombing, or fishing from the surf. And, there’s nothing more relaxing than just walking in the foamy surf, while watching the pelicans and sea gulls hunt for lunch.

Book one of our beachfront rentals, and you can be on the beach in just a few short steps over the dunes. Start the day with breakfast and coffee out on the deck, or head out to breakfast at the nearby Woodside Gap at Gulf State Park. The kids can play horseshoes or ping pong while you finish up that last cup of coffee. Stay at the Park for the day or head back to your beach-front rental and a day of fun on the beach.

End the day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Try the Village Hideaway at the Beach Club, or Behind the Pines, for Bang-Bang Shrimp or a fresh seafood platter. It’s time for one last delicious dinner of fresh seafood before you go.

A Weekend Journey to Fort Morgan

You’ve come to Fort Morgan for your winter journey to enjoy a quiet, relaxing long weekend at the beach. One step into our lovely Fort Morgan rentals and the relaxation begins. Open the sliding glass doors, step out onto the deck and breathe in that balmy beach air and the sound of the surf.

It’s ok to spend the entire weekend out on your deck just relaxing! And of course, there are plenty of other Fort Morgan activities besides our suggestions above to partake in outside of your rental. There’s golfing at Alabama’s highest ranked public golf course at Kiva Dunes, visiting the exotic animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, spending the day at Gulf State Park, or hiking the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Need more suggestions? Just give our knowledgeable staff a call!