The Rookery - Fort Morgan's Hidden Community

Posted by Rachel Kelly on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 5:50pm.

Rookery III Fort Morgan
The Rookery III in Fort Morgan, AL

Do you know Gulf Shores, Alabama receives over 6 million visitors every year? Over the last several decades, the city's beachfront has grown tremendously with numerous residential developments, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Take a left or right at the "T" intersection and you'll have hundreds of vacation rentals to select from along East Beach or West Beach. Although many people love the excitement of a lively town, there are some who miss the original character of Gulf Shores, circa 1950. Fortunately these nostalgic memories can be reminisced along the Fort Morgan Peninsula down Highway 180. Here the stretch of land narrows and becomes flanked by the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay, and Little Lagoon. As you drive farther west, you'll notice the number of high-rises start to diminish and replaced with single family homes many obscured by plentiful oaks and untouched fauna. Stoplights on every block, bright lights, and traffic jams are non-existent here.

The Rookery Fort Morgan
The Rookery Cottages in Fort Morgan, AL

Fort Morgan offers a great selection of residential communities but one that immediately stands out are the colorful cottages at The Rookery. This quaint beach community is located approximately 16 miles down Fort Morgan Rd (mile marker 6) and borders along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, a protected nature reserve spanning over 7,000 acres. These brightly colored cottages are scattered throughout The Rookery resort amongst lush landscaping native to the Gulf Coast. Each Rookery cottage features a well-appointed 3-bedroom layout with a spacious screened-in porch perfect for enjoyable evenings outdoors.

 Rookery Beach Access
Public Beach Access Near The Rookery 

The Rookery cottages are located less than 1/2 mile from a public beach access just off Cortez Street. It takes residents or guests less than five minutes to reach the beautiful sugar sand beaches of Fort Morgan. Many Rookery owners make the quick trip over using their golf carts loading them up with chairs, umbrellas, and other beach necessities.

 The Rookery Community Pool
Community Pool

Besides the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, The Rookery and Rookery III offer great amenities including a community clubhouse, outdoor pools, hot tubs, grilling & picnic areas, and tennis courts. The Rookery also has designated boat and trailer parking for those who want to venture out into the bay or gulf for a day of fishing or sightseeing. The Pines Boat Launch is about 2 miles east of The Rookery and offers a public ramp with direct access to Bon Secour Bay.

 The Pines Boat Launch
The Pines Boat Launch, Fort Morgan

Several restaurants such as Saddy Bass Amazin' Grill and Tacky Jacks are close by and offer fresh seafood and live music. Other nearby attractions include Historic Fort Morgan State Park (7 miles west), numerous nature trails, offshore fishing charters, and award-winning golf courses at Kiva Dunes and The Peninsula. Mobile Ferry sits at the end of the Fort Morgan Peninsula and offers 40-minute rides over to Dauphin Island known for it's the Sea Lab, Estuarium, and Fort Gaines (another Civil War historic fort).

If you are interested in owning a home at The Rookery, you search for all current listings on our The Rookery and Rookery III cottages sales pages and research recently SOLD Rookery homes with sold price and closed date. Please let us know if you would like further information on The Rookery cottages or any other condo, home or real estate in the area or would like to schedule a private viewing by emailing




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