Gulf Islands National Seashore:
- The largest seashore encompassing 160 miles from Santa Rosa Island, Florida to Cat Island, Mississippi.
- Comprised of six barrier islands - some of the most dynamic landforms in the world.
- Land and marine archeological resource that represents a continuum of human occupation dating back approximately 5,000 years in this coastal environment.
- Habitat for approximately 25 endangered and threatened animals in diverse ecosystems.
- Stop-over habitat for migratory birds.
- Critical nursery habitat for marine flora and fauna.
- Rare combination of recreational opportunities on publicly accessible undeveloped barrier islands, two of which are designated as wilderness.