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Ship Island, Biloxi

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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.
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  • You will love the boat ride out to ship island,bring sun screen and plenty to drink..the sand can be hot but beautiful  more »
  • Favorite Spring and Fall adventure accessible by boat only National seashore park with showers available  more »
  • It is a beautiful ride! I've been a super day from noon to evening. It is an island where you can spot dolphins and also there are blue crabs muchisimoosss. It is a place that should visit if they in Biloxi.
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