Alabama Coasting 2019 - Page 4

PUBLISHER’S LETTER Life on the Alabama Gulf Coast Has a Certain Rhythm It’s a mix of laid back “beachiness” and up-tempo “What are we going to do today?” We call it “Alabama Coasting” – an attitude, an eagerness to explore and take full advantage of all this area has to offer AND an understanding for when it’s time to relax and restore. While living here comes in many different flavors, this Alabama Coasting spirit remains a constant. ALABAMA coasting’s Dauphin Island Life Managing Partner/CEO Danny Calametti President/Publisher As many who grew up in Mobile, my misspent youth mostly involved the David Calametti eastern shore of Mobile Bay and that other spot of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Art Director I didn’t really start gaining an appreciation for this slice of paradise until we Randy Jennings began publishing Alabama Coasting Magazine. I’m happy to continue to make Client Services and Digital Content Management amends for that through Dauphin Island Life Magazine. My hope is that you’ll find this small town island as captivating as I now do. Whitney Calametti DAUPHIN ISLAND SEA LAB.......................................................................10 A Journey of Wonder Awaits. Contributors Debbie & Tad Denson myshotz.com Jim Hall Dr. Joy Russell Frances Coleman Angela Levins Kathy Hicks Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce Dauphin Island Parks and Beach Board Town of Dauphin Island South Mobile County Tourism DAUPHIN ISLAND BIRD SANCTUARIES..................................................14 Come Bird With Us! Discover Gulf Coast Alabama, LLC FEATURES WELCOME TO OUR ISLAND.........................................................................6 Laid-back, Beautiful, Charming, Home. THINGS TO DO.............................................................................................20 Boating and Biking and Beaching and More! EVENTS.........................................................................................................26 A Full Calendar All Year Round! A LITTLE ISLAND HISTORY........................................................................30 From Massacre Island to Sunset Capital. COMMUNITIES WORTH CHECKING OUT.................................................32 The Villages of South Mobile County. THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW...................................................................33 Dauphin Island Chamber of Commerce. 4 ALABAMA COASTING’S DAUPHIN ISLAND LIFE 2019 Published by Phone: 251-694-0457 david@alabamacoasting.com 5758 Huffman Drive North Mobile, AL 36693 ©2019 Discover Gulf Coast Alabama, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Cover photo by Chris Granger. Courtesy of Alabama Department of Tourism.