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“Family Fun!”
Review of Ship Island

Ship Island
Ranked #5 of 59 things to do in Biloxi
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautiful clean beaches! Fort was fun! We had a little rain .. so make sure weather is good. Snack bar burgers were yummy!

Thank Jacquie L
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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Once you get pass the extremely hot walk and get to the tour and island you are in heaven. Don't forget your hat, sunglasses and lotion. You can bring your own goodies, but there is also treats for sale. You can also rent an umbrella and chair.. It's a must do. You'll feel like your in a different country!

1  Thank Que G
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Enjoyed the Fort tour and the information we received there. The beach was wonderful and felt safe with alot of families there. The facilities were clean and the people there were very friendly.

Thank Donald A
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Part of the National Seashore, it is accessable by private boat or tour boat. Right off the pier is the fort, which is well worth a quick look. Most people head across the boardwalk (@ 1/2 mile long) over to the beach. Umbrellas and chairs are rented there. Limited food choices at the snack bar, enough to keep you fed for the hours you are there. Restroom facilities are adequate but you may need to wait as there are only 2 showers in each side. Searching for shells is great and you can walk all the way around the island (6 Miles) if you have the energy. Summer is really hot and there is little to no shade except for the fort, pavillions and the umbrellas for rent. Can fish with a state license and many people seem to enjoy the variety of fish they can catch. Lots of people boogie boarding and using floats. Lifeguards are there only part of the season, so you have to watch out for your family! Disappointing there was no one to provide tours of the fort, only brochures available.
All in all a great place to visit but you need to be somewhat prepared to take care of yourself.

5  Thank ts308
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were disappointed to find that the Biloxi beaches were less than ideal for swimming. The water was murky and the bottom felt more like a lake than an ocean with squishy muddy spots. Ship Island was completely different! The beach and ocean had wonderful, soft, clean sand. The water was warm and clear and perfect for swimming. We saw a variety of marine life including tons of dolphins that swam alongside the boat, and crabs, stingrays and small, harmless sharks at Ship Island. Definitely spend the $25 and rent the chairs and umbrella, it was well worth it. The staff was very attentive and informative answering all of our questions. Ship Island is part of the National Park System so our daughter was able to earn a Junior Ranger badge. We visited at the end of August, local kids were already back in school so there weren't many people around. All around we had a wonderful time.

5  Thank MotherofallMothers
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