Year-round sunrise to sunset
Mid-March through October: Historic fort, restrooms, and other services 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Swim Beach: Located on the gulf side of the island, the island concessioner offers chair and umbrella rentals. Lifeguards are on duty at the West Ship Island swim beach during the summer months.
West Ship Island is accessible by ferry boat between March and October from Gulfport, Mississippi, click the link below to learn more. The ferry departure pier is located at the Gulfport's Jones Park 1022 23rd Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501.
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Last updated: November 7, 2018