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Fort Morgan: A Place All Its Own
Fort Morgan can be hard to find, because it’s hard to see. From Gulf Shores, you head west on Fort Morgan Road. And before you know it, you’ve suddenly left Gulf Shores, but you don’t feel like you’re in anywhere else yet. That’s when you know you’re in Fort Morgan, an unincorporated part of Alabama Stretching along Fort Morgan Road with Bon Secours Bay to the north, it reaches far out all the way to the tip of the peninsula, where Fort Morgan itself is located, right off Pelican Bay.
Such seclusion may pose problems for, say, raising a family, but it makes it the perfect spot for a vacation. When you really want to get away from it all, don’t just leave behind your work and your house—leave behind city living itself. That said, you will enjoy a closer proximity to a few of the Gulf’s finest attractions.
Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge
Perhaps the loveliest wildlife refuge among Alabama’s coast, this refuge was set aside in 1980 for the protection of migratory birds. Many such birds nest here to prepare for successful migrations, meaning it hosts a unique variety of wildlife. The refuge, too, feels private and secluded, as though this section of Alabama was reserved just for you. A relaxing walk with great views of both the wildlife and the lagoon, even locals in Orange Beach will make the trip over here to enjoy Bon Secour Refuge.
Kiva Dunes Golf Course
Kiva Dunes is a resort, but you don’t need to book there to enjoy their fabulous golf course. Among the top-rated in the entire state, the golf course is made even better by its wonderful staff. It’s an eighteen-hole course with judicious use of both water features and sand traps. You can book a tee time online—the earlier you book, the cheaper a tee you can get!
You’ll find Fort Morgan at the edge of the peninsula. Its strategic geographic importance meant it was used in the Civil War as well as both World Wars. What you get out of a visit here depends on what you’re looking for. The self-guided tour will give an interesting glimpse into what life might’ve been like for soldiers quartered here, but come when the history buffs are doing reenactments and an entirely different world will play out before your eyes! That said, it’s a lovely area, and plenty of people come here just to enjoy the scenery and walk their dogs.
Take the Ferry
If you want to go into town from Fort Morgan, you actually have two options—you can drive east to Gulf Shores, or take the ferry to Dauphin Island. A ferry ride is a real treat for kids, so consider taking them to explore Dauphin Island together!
“I grew up going out to Fort Morgan. Mom and Dad bought the first home, Catalina, out in Fort Morgan because my Dad really liked the seclusion it offered. Even now I tell people, you are going to love it because there is no one out there, or you’re going to hate it, because there is no one out there,” jokes Brian Harris, Owner of Harris Properties. “If you want to get away and have a simple vacation on the beach and be secluded and unplug, you can’t beat the Fort Morgan area.”
Vacation Rentals in Fort Morgan
Whether you prefer a basic cottage or an upscale home or condo, Harris Properties can accommodate your requests. No matter which style rental you choose, you will always find a well-maintained and stylishly furnished property with ample room for everyone you’re traveling with. We even have Fort Morgan vacation rentals that can sleep up to 28 people comfortably.
For even larger groups, we have several locations with multiple neighboring properties that can be rented together as a group.
Our properties range in location, from beachfront to gated community, allowing you to choose the specific kind of vacation experience you desire. In Fort Morgan Alabama vacation homes, amenities may include a private swimming pool, deck, washer and dryer, outdoor grill, tennis courts, and ocean views that stretch for miles.
With our resort community listings, additional features are often extended to rental guests, such as pools and hot tubs, game rooms, basketball and volleyball courts, a sauna and fitness center, on sight golfing at the renowned Kiva Dunes golf center, and much more.
Fort Morgan has a natural, untainted charm that widely reflects the region’s Southern values. The actual fort at the westernmost end of the peninsula is a well-known Civil War battle site, marking it as a significant spot in United States history. The fort was completed in 1834. It served as protection during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. Impressive reenactments and demonstrations take place several times per year, and the fort is open daily for self-guided tours. The beaches down here on the west end of the coastline are much less crowded and ideal for spending some quiet time alone; they also offer fantastic fishing opportunities.
Harris Properties connects travelers with one-of-a-kind Fort Morgan vacation rentals. We’re positive you won’t be able to get enough of the consistent sights and sounds of the Gulf, which helps to create the peaceful, laid-back vibe that the city is recognized for. Let us assist you in making your reservation.