• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Directions to the Mississippi District

A gray boardwalk is located adjacent to the green salt marsh with green trees in the background.

Visitors can enjoy the scenic view of the salt marsh.

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The Davis Bayou Area is on U.S. 90, east of downtown Ocean Springs, MS. Use Exit 50 or 57 south from I-10.

 
Temporary Ship Island Ferry Service ticket office and dock located in Gulfport.
The Ship Island Excursion Ferry leaves from Gulfport, MS at the intersection of U. S. Highways 90 and 49.
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Did You Know?

A view of the Advanced Redoubt drawbridge.

The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.