Cat Island

Operating Hours:

Open unless posted otherwise

Things to Do:

Cat Island is partially owned and managed by the National Park Service. The island is accessible by private boat only, and is a great site for wildlife viewing, especially bird watching, swimming, and picnicking. Visitors may primitive camp on this island. Visit our pets page to learn about visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore areas with your pets.

Entrance Fees:

There is no entrance fee for Mississippi Areas of the national seashore.


There are no lifeguards on duty on Cat Island.


Cat Island is only accessible via private boat. If traveling in your private vessel consult navigational charts. Visit our Getting Around page for information on hiring a licensed private charter boat.

For more information call 228-230-4100.
Visit Gulf Islands National Seashore's other areas in Mississippi and Florida.

Last updated: January 4, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


(850) 934-2600

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