Trip Planner:   USA  /  Mississippi  /  Biloxi  /  Nature  /  Ship Island

Ship Island, Biloxi

(240+ reviews on the web)
Island Nature / Park
The collective name for two barrier islands off the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Ship Island is home to an expanse of beach and a historic fort. East Ship Island is only accessible by personal watercraft, whereas an excursion boat travels regularly to West Ship Island, home of Fort Massachusetts. Collect shells, swim, or explore the 19th-century fort. Make sure to watch for dolphins on the horizon; they are often spotted here. If you go swimming or paddling, you should be careful of jellyfish and stingrays. Shade is limited here, so come prepared (you can bring umbrellas, lightweight folding chairs, and small coolers) or plan to rent an umbrella and beach chairs on the island. There is food service available on site. Plan to visit Ship Island and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Biloxi attractions using our Biloxi trip itinerary planner.
Create a full Biloxi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Biloxi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Biloxi by other users

3 days in Biloxi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Biloxi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Mississippi BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Biloxi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Mississippi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Mississippi Gulf Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Biloxi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We really enjoyed our day trip to Ship Island. We only saw 2 dolphins on the boat ride but lots at the Ship Island dock. The beach is long and narrow but the water was warm and felt wonderful. There i...  more »
  • This was a great experience! The crew of the ship was awesome and the ride out for 50 minutes was wonderful, I even got to see a southern ray. When we got to the island the fort awaits you and it is i...  more »
  • Teenagers plus elderly grandma all raved about our day on ship island. Ferry ride is 50 minutes with plenty of covered seating. We caught the 9:00 which allowed us to return at 2:30 pm. We saw dolphin...  more »