Open unless posted otherwise
Things to Do:
East Ship Island is only accessible by private boat only, and is a great place to spend a summer afternoon swimming, fishing, picnicking, or wildlife viewing. Visitors may primitive camp on this island. Visit our pets page to learn about visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore areas with your pets.
There is no entrance fee for Mississippi Areas of the national seashore.
There are no facilities or services, including lifeguards, on East Ship Island.
East Ship 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.