Mississippi Areas

The Mississippi areas are home of a historic fort and the most beautiful barrier islands in the United States. Relax, enjoy the scenery, hike a trail, or explore the fort. Whether you visiting for a day or a week there are many places to explore.

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

Learn more about the Mississippi areas in this downloadable booklet produced by the park, or download a map.


Plan Where to Visit

  • 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.


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Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

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