Historic Fort Morgan is a small unincorporated community just west of popular Gulf Shores on Mobile Point. Situated on the tip of the long peninsula, it was the site of a Civil War Battle in Mobile Bay.
Fort Morgan holiday rentals are right on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast. With sparkling emerald seas and pristine white sands this is the perfect place for building sandcastles, sunbathing, swimming and enjoying some relaxing time as a family. The long white sands are perfect for long walks along the water’s edge looking for seashells. Watersports can be found at various resorts and the calm Gulf waters are ideal for snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing and sailing. The area is famous for fishing. Anglers can fish from local piers and beaches or book a place on an exciting sport fishing trip. Back on dry land there are plenty of golf courses in the area along with shopping and dining out on the delicious fresh fish and seafood caught locally.
Visit the site of Fort Morgan and take a self-guided tour around the maze of staircases, rooms, hallways and cannons of this extensive fort complex. Biloxi is about an hour’s drive from your Fort Morgan holiday apartment and has plenty to offer. Visit Beauvoir Manor, home of President Jefferson Davis with its Presidential Library, museum and botanical garden. The Mardi Gras Museum has a colourful collection of costumes and memorabilia. There is also a lighthouse and a tour train around the area. The decommissioned USS Alabama is moored nearby at Battleship Memorial Park and is an interesting attraction.
Fort Morgan holiday rentals enjoy hot sunny summers and mild dry winters. Temperatures in July reach an average 31°C (88°F) while winters drop to around 11°C (52°F) during the day with occasional cold snaps overnight. The area has short but heavy rainshowers at any time of year with more rain in late summer when tropical storm systems may occur.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Fort Morgan is Mobile Regional (MOB) Airport which is about 47 miles from the resort. From there it is a short drive along Hwy 180 with a crossing on the Mobile Bay Ferry to the resort. The closest international airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans (MSY) Airport, across the border in Louisiana. American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United, US and Southwest Airlines all fly to New Orleans from many cities in the US and Canada. It is 170 miles from the airport along the I-10 with a short crossing on the Mobile Bay Ferry to Fort Morgan.