• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Superintendent Daniel R. Brown

Gulf Islands National Seashore

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


Management Staff

Superintendent--Daniel R. Brown, email

Deputy Superintendent--Steven McCoy

Administrative Officer--Dianne Westfaul

Chief of Facility Management--R.W. Jenkins

Chief of Science and Resource Management--Jolene Williams, Acting Chief

Chief of Interpretation and Education--Susan Teel

Chief Ranger-Deanna Mladucky

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Junior lifeguards dressed in red swimsuits stand on the lifeguard tower.
Seashore lifeguards introduce "junior lifeguards" to the requirements of this important job.
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Did You Know?

The arches at Fort Massachusetts are made of red and tan bricks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.