• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

Park Significance

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.

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