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Ship Island

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Address: Biloxi, MS
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+1 228-864-1014
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We are not big into casinos and this was by far the best part of our trip to Biloxi. Was expecting some cool history but got much much more. Beautiful beach and swimming area... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
abbie718
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are not big into casinos and this was by far the best part of our trip to Biloxi. Was expecting some cool history but got much much more. Beautiful beach and swimming area. WAY MORE DOLPHINS than I anticipated. made fore a quick boat ride. Pavillion was also nice to get a break from the sun. BRING lots of... More 

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1 Thank abbie718
Tamarac, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see Fort Massachusetts. My husband is an amputee and can't do sand. We went on the 9:00 am ferry which was our mistake. After we got there they told us we wouldn't be going back until 2:30 pm. We thought there would be ferries going back and forth all day. There was no way we could stay... More 

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1 Thank Peas2013
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the ferry ride was a bit crowded but worth it!! Ship Island is a great location to bring the family. Pack a picnic or buy food there!!!

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2 Thank sonnismom
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing Fort (Fort Morgan is easily the best in the greater area). So much history seems to have been lost on this island due in large part to Camille and Katrina. The beach does offer some fantastic solitude though. Lots of umbrellas and chairs set up in a designated area, but you can easily find solitude with a 2 minute... More 

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1 Thank Nick R
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on Ship Island! Great trip out to Island. Out for 4 hours or so. Pretty and clean. Fort worth checking out. Food was decent. Bring cooler if you can.

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2 Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out to ship island today. It was awesome! Relaxing time on the beach, with plenty of refreshment on the island. They could charge you whatever they wanted for food and drinks, but all the prices were more than reasonable. The crew on the ship and on the island were great. Saw lots of dolphins both ways on the trip.

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4 Thank Jeff N
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Enjoyed the ferry ride, even though I think it was more like a 65 minute ride versus a 50 minute ride. Enjoyed the beach, but not sure I would do it in the real heat of the summer! I could see it could get extremely warm walking to the beach/swim area, so if you go in the heat of the... More 

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3 Thank maxie01
Gulfport, Mississippi
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you don't have a boat or a friend with one the Ship Island Ferry is your only way. Great to walk in solitude around a natural Island, or soak up some History in the fort, nice tours offered.

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1 Thank RBreeland
Lucedale, Mississippi
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

You will love the boat ride out to ship island,bring sun screen and plenty to drink..the sand can be hot but beautiful

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4 Thank melonywarren
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Favorite Spring and Fall adventure accessible by boat only National seashore park with showers available

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