Off the Beaten Path
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During the past two spring seasons, I have been fortunate to stay a few days at The Beach Club on the Fort Morgan, Alabama Peninsula. Outside of Gulf Shores, the Beach Club offers many amenities, including an open pool year-round, hot tubs, walking trails, cable TV, wifi, children-focused activities, athletic courts, restaurants and bars onsite, and hundreds of yards of secluded, private beach. Hiking trails meander through the 86 acres near a national wildlife refuge. Secure with a closed check-in system, I felt safe walking the trails, around the complex, and on the beach alone. The complex is laid out, and every room has a beach view. The flower beds are well-maintained, and the rooms are gorgeous. I will let my pictures do the talking about the complex.
The condo costs for a two-bedroom range from $270 to $500 a night. Three bedrooms run $340 to $600 a night, and four are $470 to $800 a night, depending on the season. The summer season has higher prices. You may rent directly from owners or book through the online website.
Be sure and bring your groceries because there are few businesses near the condos. There is a dollar general, a pizza place, and a small market within a couple of miles. The condos are close to the ferry that runs over to Dauphin Island, which has a couple of grills on the water.
The porch runs the length of the condo, with several chairs and a couple of tables to sit out and watch the dolphins play in the water. There is a channel between the shore and a sand bar where fish can get trapped. We saw dolphins for multiple days. The pelicans are out fishing as well. Sandpipers ran along in front as I walked along the beach. I did step on a tiny jellyfish, but the salt water took the sting out, and I was left with a slight bruise on the bottom of my foot. The sunrise and sunset are best viewed from the beach as the sides of the building, and the other buildings can block part of the view.
This is for you for a relaxed family and friends vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the spring break crowd.