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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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  • This amust do if you are in the biloxi area in the swimming weather,IT is about a 45 min boat ride to a great beach on a barrier island,that also has a historic fort. 
  • When you visit us in south Mississippi, to get a sense of why we live here, you must visit SHIP ISLAND. A tour boat leaves from GULFPORT harbor to Ship Island. During your boat ride keep an eye out fo...  more »
  • Hello everyone. I'm from Texas and we have mosquitos...but these are HUGE and disrespectful...lol On the way walking to the beach, halfway there they are like bats...lol they swamp you so I would just...  more »