• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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  • Partial Closure on Horn Island

    Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »

  • Shorebirds Nesting Near Roads - 20 mph

    Shorebirds are nesting near roads and cross the road regularly. Observe posted speed limits and be alert for tiny birds on the roads. Last year 155 birds were killed on park roads, help us reduce the mortality rate of these beautiful birds and go slow.


Gulf Islands National Seashore is divided into the Mississippi District, located in coastal Mississippi, and the Florida District, located in the northwest panhandle. Both districts are located south of Interstate 10. To access the Davis Bayou Visitor Center in Ocean Spring, take Exit 50 or Exit 57 south to U. S. Highway 90. To access the seashore headquarters in Gulf Breeze, Florida use Exit 12 for I-110 to U. S. 98 or use Exit 22 across the Garcon Point Bridge to U. S. 98.

Directions to the Florida District

Fort Pickens Area Map

Naval Live Oaks Map

Perdido Key Map

Opal Beach, Santa Rosa

Directions to the Mississippi District


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.