This island (14 miles long, barrier island for Mobile) has mostly been kept natural without much development for tourists. One end has quite a few rental houses. The other end has Fort Gains and the Estuarium and Sea Lab. We were told at the Welcome Center (and Historic Society and Lending Library, etc.) that we couldn’t go to a Starbucks (not that we wanted to) because one has never been allowed. The Estuarium was very interesting. It was full of information about fish, birds, reptiles and anything else that inhabits the area.