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Ship Island

Address: Biloxi, MS
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Mobile, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Meridian, Mississippi
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There is an excursion boat that goes to Ship Island and unless you have access to your own boat or a seaplane this is the only way to get here. If you go by excursion boat be sure to plan on spending the day there and bring along the things you may need. There are facilities on the island but... More 

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