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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. Put Ship Island into our Biloxi trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's a 50 minute boat ride to the island. Lots of white sand. Bring kids. Go as a couple or just go and fish. The island is 11 miles offshore and is a day trip. Two boats return in the afternoon. Goog...  more »
  • Was a great ride to the island.Seen dolphins on the way over to the island.Also seen stingrays.Great helpers getting you on & off.Offer a snack bar.Wheelchair for the handicap,even pushed me back to m...  more »

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