Ship Island is such a great place to visit, and offers a very unique attraction to our area. It is one of Mississippi's five barrier islands, and it is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. You can get there by recreational boat, or take a ferry from the Gulfport Yacht Club. The ferry is so relaxing, and offers great views as you cruise to the island.
Once you get to Ship Island, you will notice the relaxing feel to it. The water is clear and the sand is warm. You can take a trip through time and tour Fort Massachusetts, go birding, hiking, fishing or just relax on the beach. One main thing you will need to know - there is not a lot of shade on the island,and it can get very warm during the summer, so make sure to bring your beach umbrella!