• 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.

Guided Tours

Gulf Islands National Seashore offers a variety of ranger-led tours. Visit historic forts, take a barrier island walk or hike through dune and salt marsh habitats to meet our local avian residents. Tours are offered throughout the year with morning and afternoon times available. Please check our Schedule of Events for up-to-date information. Ranger-led tours are a great addition to any vacation!

Special Tours

Special tours are available for large groups or groups needing accessibility attention. For Florida District programs please call 850-934-2600 or for Mississippi District programs please call 228-875-9057 x 100 for more information or use the website Contact Us option.

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.