My husband, myself, and 2 Teens had a truly enjoyable day at Ship Island. The water and beaches in Biloxi and Gulfport are not pleasant by any means, but this island 12 miles away is a true treasure and very beautiful.
The boat ride was fun for us as we did sit at the front of the boat and enjoyed looking over the side of the boat for dolphins. We enjoyed having a beer from the snack bar on the boat and relaxing on the pleasant ride.
Once on the island, the walk to the opposite side is quite long, but nice when you arrive. We walked the shore for an hour and barely saw anyone. We did rent chairs for $5 each which was reasonable, and we did eat at the snack bar which was not very good. We had cheeseburgers that were reheated and the buns were wet. Packing a small cooler with sandwiches would be a better idea for our next visit.
We also enjoyed walking around the Fort and exploring on our own, but next time we will take the free tour they offer of the Fort since it is certainly rich is history.
Seeing the stingrays was a treat for us all and we enjoyed sitting on the pier relaxing before our departure and boat ride back.
We all truly enjoyed our visit to Ship Island and we will definitely go back.
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