I haven't been to Ship Island since I was a kid, so 35 years later I didn't know what to expect. The ferry ride out to the island lasts about 1 hour. We went on a Sunday and it wasn't packed. About halfway there, dolphins started following the boat. Once at the island, it's about a 10 minute walk to the south end of the island where the water is clear and there are tons of shells to choose from. The snack bar was inexpensive and the bathrooms were clean.
This is a trip I would recommend to locals and visitors. We will definitely go back!
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