• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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March 03, 2014
Gulf Islands NS Creates $43 million in economic benefit in Mississippi
Economic Benefit

January 02, 2014
Fee Free Days 2014
Gulf Islands National Seashore offers Fee Free Days.

April 30, 2013
Gulf Islands National Seashore Issues Updated Park Use Rules and Regulations
Compendium changes

April 26, 2013
Changes In Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts
Oill Spill Cleanup

April 27, 2011
Full Moon Walk
Full Moon Walk

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.