• 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?

Rare Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchling moving towards the Gulf.

Of the seven species of sea turtles, four species nest at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Sea turtle hatchlings instinctively head for areas of brighter light. Artificial lighting causes thousands of hatchling deaths each year.