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Ship Island

Address: Biloxi, MS
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: For lovers of the sea and boating, these Mississippi Barrier islands provide sun, beach and lots of...
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Type: Islands, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: For lovers of the sea and boating, these Mississippi Barrier islands provide sun, beach and lots of outdoor fun.
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Pace, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First viewed Ship Island when there were no Gambling Casino's on Biloxi's coastline. There was a small gambling ship 400 - 500 ft. ( with a hot tub ) that would have to go past State waters before allowing gambling to commence. If you were not a gambler though, you went for the ride and the Hot Tub on the... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quiet, non-commercial, beautiful beach. Nice, clean facilities, restrooms, changing areas. Should bring own drinks, coolers, snacks.

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Gainesville, Texas
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261 reviews 261 reviews
75 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a good time during our October stay going on this 1/2 day trip. You can go out and come back and be on the island only 30 minutes if you don't want to stay and swim. The Fort was cool to walk around in and we really enjoyed the boat ride.

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Mobile, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

if you like to beach or see a fort i would advise sunscreen a towel just plan having a great time the ship FERRY that bring to great way see how the other party knows how too please a chance see what nature has to offer

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Walden, Tenn
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81 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Ship Island excursions are the sole provider in season for trips from Gulfport to Ship Island, owned by the National Park Service. The major attraction, besides the pleasant one-hour voyage, is Fort Massachusetts, a well-preserved Third System brick fort with significance during the Civil War. There is also a pristine beach with full facilities for bathers during the warm season.... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ship Island is very nice. Be prepared to hike about a mile from the boat to the nice beach side of the island (PACK LIGHT!!!). There are restrooms and places to buy food on the island, or you can pack a lunch. The boat trip is fun, and kids can watch the dolphins along the way. Be prepared to pack... More 

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Bayou Vista, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went to Ship Island for a girls day trip. The beach was very clean and the water felt wonderful. We brought our own ice chest with drinks and some snacks. The boat ride was terrific we saw the dolphins and the kids loved it. We will definitely go again

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Biloxi, Mississippi
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

She loved it. It was a short distance from home . We felt like we were on vacation. We will be back next summer.

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Biloxi, MS
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Have been there several times. Took the boat out of Gulfport. Nice big boat, they have been doing this a long time. Usually take walks along the shore, swim, fish, and stay under an umbrella. It does get hot! The water is beautiful, a place to go and just relax.

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