Relaxation, recreation, and history; these are the gifts offered to you on Ship Island.Protected by the U.S. Park service and part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, this exquisite sand island offer beaches for swimming and shelling. Located 11 miles off Mississippi’s gulf coast in the north central Gulf of Mexico, it is one of the last undeveloped barrier islands in America.
Locals and visitors rate the 22- mile round trip to these outstanding beaches, beautiful water, and clean gulf air as the coast’s premier beach experience. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are provided. There is a small snack bar on the island, also food service is provided on the boat. Dress comfortably and be prepared for the sun, especially from mid-June thru August. Hats, eye wear and sunscreen are important. Small backpacks and coolers are allowed on the ferries. Be advised, glass containers are prohibited on Ship Island.