Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Gulf Islands National Seashore, a place of myriad riches - blue-green, sparkling waters, magnificent white beaches, and fertile coastal marshes.

Its 12 areas include historic forts, shaded picnic areas, trails, and campgrounds. From Cat Island, Mississippi, it stretches eastward 160 miles to the Okaloosa Area east of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Select a destination below to learn about operating hours, facilities, and more of each to prepare for your visit.



Visit Florida Areas


Visit Mississippi Areas

  • Aerial image of Cat Island
    Cat Island

    The western most island of the national seashore off the coast of Mississippi.

  • Wispy clouds and a blue sky reflect in the still waters of a bayou in the morning.
    Davis Bayou Area

    Explore the marshes and woodland areas of the Mississippi gulf shore.

  • White sands and sparse vegetation
    Horn Island

    Wilderness island located off the Mississippi coast and popular for backcountry camping.

  • An aerial image of Petit Bois Island.
    Petit Bois Island

    A wilderness island in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Mississippi.

  • A pier on the beach leads up to a historic fort on a remote island.
    Ship Island

    Located 12 miles off the Mississippi coast featuring a swim beach and historic fort.

  • A digital graphic of islands part of the national seashore.
    West Petit Bois Island

    A small sand island near the Horn Island Pass off the Mississippi coast.


Last updated: August 17, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

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