Gulf Islands National Seashore stretches across 160 miles of coast between Mississippi and Florida. The seashore borders the Gulf of Mexico and preserves a diverse ecological area of beaches, forests, marshes, bayous, and marine life.
For 40 years, America’s largest national seashore has been a popular destination for tourists and locals looking to enjoy the warm gulf waters and historic sites.
Swimmers can enjoy a variety of sandy beaches along the shoreline, four of which are manned by lifeguards. Experienced boaters can travel from the shore to the outer islands. Fishermen can catch a variety of fish, crabs, and shrimp.
Wildlife enthusiasts can spend the day scanning the skies for over 280 species of birds that call the area home.
Be sure to visit historic Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas, large military forts that have defended the Pensacola Bay since the 1800s.
Gulf Islands National Seashore offers two campgrounds for RV camping. Davis Bayou Campground is located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The area features 52 sites with electric and water hookups. The Fort Pickens Campground is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida and features a total of 169 sites with electric hookups and 42 additional sites without hookups for RV camping.