We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ship Island

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Biloxi, MS
Phone Number:
+1 228-864-1014
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 236 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 163
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Perfect day on the beach!

This was the best beach in the area. Worth the boat ride and money if you just want to have a relaxing day on the beach. Some people were catching crabs along the shore..i... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jill B
,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 232: English reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the best beach in the area. Worth the boat ride and money if you just want to have a relaxing day on the beach. Some people were catching crabs along the shore..i couldn't believe how many there were! There is a small snack shop, but We were happy we took cooler with snacks and beverages with us. I'd... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jill B
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I gave this place an average rating because it's not a better beach than on the mainland. However, it was a nice trip and it was reasonably priced. On the boat ride over we saw dolphins and we saw them again near the dock on the island. Always fun to see. We also so lots a fish and sting rays... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karen M
Gulfport, Mississippi
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You heard of the slow boat to China well this is the slow boat to Ship Island. It is worth the time and money. During your ride, you will probably see dolphins jumping along side. You arrive on one side of the island and take a 5 minute walk across an elevated wooden sidewalk to the other side. There is... More 

Helpful?
Thank DarlaCG
Level Contributor
43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed the trip to the island. The crew was friendly and very informative. The boat was well maintained and clean. The guided tour given by the park volunteers, was really good and give a lot of information about the history of the island and fort. Our trip was cut short due to weather moving in... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Michael O
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
4 Thank abbie718
Tamarac, Florida
Level Contributor
182 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
4 Thank Peas2013
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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!!!

Helpful?
3 Thank sonnismom
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Nick R
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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.

Helpful?
3 Thank Carrie P
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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.

Helpful?
5 Thank Jeff N

Travellers who viewed Ship Island also viewed

 

Been to Ship Island? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ship Island and other visitors
44 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (44)

Questions? Get answers from Ship Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?