Mississippi Areas

Campers on Horn Island
Islands, like Horn Island, in the Mississippi areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore are beautiful places to spend a day, a weekend, or a week.

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Welcome to the Mississippi areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore, home of a historic fort and some of the most beautiful barrier islands in the United States. Relax and enjoy the scenery, hike a trail or explore the fort. Whether you visit the seashore for a day or a week there are many activities and places to explore.

Visitors can do a variety of activities while visiting the seashore’s Mississippi areas including swimming, bicycling, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, beach combing, bird watching, boating, and camping.

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The Davis Bayou Area is located near Ocean Springs, Mississippi and is a great place to start your visit.

Cat Island is partially owned by the National Park Service and is accessible by private boat year-round.

West Ship Island is accessible by private boat year-round and by passenger ferry seasonally.

East Ship Island is accessible by private boat year-round.

Horn Island is accessible by private boat year-round.

West Petit Bois Island (aka Sand Island) is accessible by private boat year-round.

Petit Bois Island is accessible by private boat year-round.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Phone:

(850) 934-2600

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