People who visit Fort Gaines often opt to stay close by. Sitting 7 miles from the center of Dauphin Island, this history-filled fortress is easily reachable from a number of hotels. 5A - 306 Alvarado St. Dauphin Island, Down/left, 5 min to Beach/boat Launch , (1 mile away) is a good base if you'd prefer not to waste more time than you need to getting there. You'll also discover great amenities and service at 5b-alvarado St. Dauphin Island, Down/right, 5 min From East Beach/boat Launch, (1 mile away) and 6B Alvarado St. Dauphin Island, Up/right W/deck ! 5 min to Beach/boat Launch ! (1 mile away).