Dauphin Island Public Beach, Gulf of Mexico

Dauphin Island, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

Dauphin Island Public Beach is a located on the west end of the barrier island. Visitors enjoy access to the sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The island is considered a bird sanctuary and part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Parking requires a daily fee. Onsite amenities include group pavilions, restrooms, outdoor showers, playground, boardwalks, and wheelchair accessibility from the parking lot to the boardwalks.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 2nd, 2018. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
27°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Dauphin Island Public Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health. Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months.

Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site.

Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/swim

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Dauphin Island Public Beach, Gulf of Mexico

Dauphin Island, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 2nd, 2018. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
27°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Dauphin Island Public Beach is a located on the west end of the barrier island. Visitors enjoy access to the sandy beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The island is considered a bird sanctuary and part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Parking requires a daily fee. Onsite amenities include group pavilions, restrooms, outdoor showers, playground, boardwalks, and wheelchair accessibility from the parking lot to the boardwalks.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Dauphin Island Public Beach, Gulf of Mexico is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health. Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months.

Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site.

Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/swim

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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