Directions & Transportation

The Fort Pickens Road curves out of the picture to the left with the beach and Gulf of Mexico to the right.
Park roads provide access to some of the best beaches along the Gulf Coast and historic structures.

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Gulf Islands National Seashore is America's largest national seashore, stretching 160 miles from east to west. The park is located in the states of Florida and Mississippi. Each area offers an incredible diversity of visitor experiences including recreation, historic fort tours, and wildlife viewing opportunities. See the information below to learn how to get to each area within each of the park's districts.

Florida Areas

The Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Naval Live Oaks, Fort Barrancas, and Perdido Key Areas of the park are all located in the Florida District. Visit our Directions to Florida Areas page to learn more about how you can visit these areas.

Mississippi Areas

The Mississippi District is made up of the Davis Bayou Area, as well as Cat, West Ship, East Ship, Horn, Sand, and Petit Bois Islands. Visit our Directions to Mississippi Areas page for more information about how you can visit these areas.

Maps: Visit our maps page to see elements of each area in Florida and Mississippi.

Getting Around: Learn more about how to get to the Mississippi Islands and bicycling information throughout the national seashore.

Last updated: January 6, 2016

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