Like the rest of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is a paradise filled with soft, sandy beaches and beautiful Gulf views. However, Fort Morgan stands out for its serene seclusion. Here, you’re removed from the crowds of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, but still enjoy easy access to the area’s best attractions and activities. We offer some of our finest short term vacation rentals in Fort Morgan. Take a look at our selection of Fort Morgan short term rentals by clicking through the properties below!
Vacation Rentals for Your Fort Morgan Getaway
Inside of our short term Fort Morgan rentals, you and your guests will enjoy a cheerful and beachy atmosphere that puts you in the mood for fun days spent on the beach or exploring Gulf Shores area attractions like the historic Fort Morgan or extensive parks like Gulf State Park or Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
When you’re not out seeing the sights that Gulf Shores has to offer, you and your guests can kick back and relax in the cozy comfort of the living room, outfitted with plush seating and a flat screen television for downtime entertainment. Host a friendly cooking competition between you and your guests using the full kitchen, or reheat your leftovers from one of the amazing restaurants nearby, such as Tacky Jack’s or Moe’s Original Bar B Que. Dine on the porch, deck, or balcony while taking in the spectacular ocean views for a one of a kind experience that you’ll never forget.
Other ways that you and your guests can enjoy yourselves during your Fort Morgan vacation include walking down to the beach or swimming in the pool during those moments when you don’t feel like swimming in the Gulf, such as nighttime. Many of our properties feature private or community amenities such as these.
When the day draws to a close, you and your guests can drift off to ocean waves in your soft beds and wake refreshed for tomorrow’s adventures in Fort Morgan.
Things to Do While You’re Vacationing in Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan is laid back, relaxed, and a little secluded. It certainly is much less crowded than other beaches along the peninsula. And since you’ve made it a point to spend your vacation in this easygoing coastal community, take full advantage it! It’s all about enjoying the beach and communing with nature here.
You can enjoy all your favorite beach activities without the hustle and bustle of Gulf Shores or the spring break frenzy in Orange Beach. Enjoy building sandcastles with your kids without the swarm of usual beachgoers crowding in, and savor sunset strolls along the beach where you can actually hear the waves crashing on to the shore. If you’ve been looking for a gentler, peaceful place to spend your precious vacation days, you’ve made the right choice.
You can’t visit Fort Morgan without realizing how much history is here on this little peninsula. Fort Morgan has been guarding the coast since the early 1930s, right on up through WWII. This pentagonal fort offers a look back in time with its preserved masonry walls, museum, canon firings, and living history reenactments. There’s also an escape room where you can test your skills; you’re a captured spy in the Civil War and it’s your duty to try to escape! The Fort also has pristine beaches, nature trails, and a public pier for perfecting your fishing skills.
Besides being a history buff’s dream, Fort Morgan is also a birder’s paradise. As part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, the coast comes alive during migration months. From ospreys and herons to tiny hummingbirds, birders can easily add to their life list while enjoying the beautiful coastal habitat around the Fort.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is also on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. With over 7,000 acres of coastal habitat and four trails, the refuge offers a glimpse into several coastal beach habitats. Hike through past dunes, wetlands and lagoons and wind through maritime forests and you may catch a glimpse of one of the many endangered species that call the refuge home, including the Alabama beach mouse and loggerhead turtle. Be sure to climb the observation tower on the Pine Beach Trail for a great panoramic view of Gator Lake and the surrounding refuge, and don’t forget your binoculars and your camera!
Of course, if you find yourself craving the hustle and bustle of crowds, don’t worry. It’s just a short drive to all the activities that Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have to offer.
See What’s Waiting for You in Gulf Shores Today with Harris Vacation Rentals
The Gulf Shores region is full of exciting activities, fun events, and amazing sightseeing opportunities for you to enjoy during your stay. To learn more about what Fort Morgan and the rest of Gulf Shores have in-store for you and your guests when you visit, contact our office today and ask about reserving your accommodations in one of our lovely short term Fort Morgan rentals!