• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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There is always something happening at the seashore. Rangers give a variety of programs; birds and butterflies stop on the islands during their migratory journeys; when the moon is full it rises over the eastern horizon while the sun sets in the west; dolphins swim next to the tour boats taking passengers to West Ship Island. Look at the links on the side navigational bar on the side for more details.

Did You Know?

The long roots of the sea oats help hold the dunes together.

The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.