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Address: Biloxi, MS
Activities: Leisure education

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We grew up in Biloxi. Any trip we took to Ship Island was with the excursion trips or Marine Biology out of Biloxi High. My brother is now a Captain for Deep Sea Fishing trips and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Tomball, Texas
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Tomball, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We grew up in Biloxi. Any trip we took to Ship Island was with the excursion trips or Marine Biology out of Biloxi High. My brother is now a Captain for Deep Sea Fishing trips and we took our family (a group of 25, age range from 6 to 68) to Ship Island. The island is much cleaner than I... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a wonderful trip.The only downer was that we could not tour the fort because it was flooded form the heavy rains the night before. The Island was very beautiful and we found many great shells.

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Kenneth City, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Well worth the trip. But the fort was the only thing worthwhile. The snack bar has bowling alley type food, reasonably priced. But if you want to sit on a beach chair, that is where they make $$$$ ......They charge a bunch of dollars just to sit in a chair. They probably make ten thousand bucks a day on renting... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The sand is pure white and the consistency of baking flour. You can sit in the sand and let the waves break over you. You can rent chairs and umbrellas, or buy a flotation device. The entire place is relaxing. I love Ship Island!

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a friend with a boat so we had more freedom. The beaches were very nice the water was very nice. we enjoyed walking around the fort and Island. we took our own food so I don't know about there snackes there. we had a great time and will return as much as we can. the ferry ride is... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My brother and sister-in-law brought their two grandchildren with them for a visit to our home in Biloxi. They wanted to go to the beach, but decided to do so at Ship Island when my wife and I told them how much nicer the Ship Island beach is compared to the Gulfport/Biloxi beaches. We had a wonderful time out at... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

It had been close to 30 years since I had taken the boat to Ship Island. Aside from 2 sets of restrooms, 2 picnic pavilions, a snack bar, chair and umbrella rentals, and the fort, there is just the beach. No problems, no hassles, just a very good place to unwind and appreciate some of the simpler things in life.... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

whether you want to spend the day being lazy on the beach, or collecting seashells, or exploring the old fort, this place has something for everyone. It really is historical and beautiful at the same time. The beach rental chairs and umbrellas come at a great value to

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Meadville, Mississippi, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Ship island has a wonderful history that included civil war notations to gambling wheels. The fort has been restored from both Camille and Katrina and is open for tours. You get a sense of what it was like to defend the gulf coast against wouldbe attackers. The ferry is part of the fun and hosts a eclectic crew that will... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been going to Ship Island since I was a child and still love going as an adult. The excursion out to the island, a tour of the Fort, and a fun afternoon on the beach makes a great weekend trip.

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