Thirty-two miles of white-sand beaches lie just south of Mobile, across the bay, at Gulf Shores. Preserves and state parks protect much of the area. On the eastern shore of Mobile Bay in Fairhope and Point Clear, incredible sunsets are not-to-be-missed events, especially over fresh seafood at waterfront restaurants.
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After shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Union Admiral David Farragut won the day, and this fort, which was active during four wars.
Cast your line at the Gulf of Mexico’s longest fishing pier. If your luck runs dry, turn to Lake Shelby or 18 holes on a championship course.
Arrive by ferry or bridge and you’ll find plenty to do, from bird-watching (the entire island is a bird sanctuary) to deep-water fishing charters.
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Lulu Buffet (yes, Jimmy’s sister) runs her own place on the water where the whole family can relax and enjoy her “Crazy Sista” specialties daily.
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A variety of musical groups perform everything from rock to jazz to zydeco at free outdoor concerts, popular with locals and visitors each spring
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