The Davis Bayou area of Gulf Islands National Seashore, located in Ocean Springs, MS, offers a respite from everyday life for those wanting to enjoy the out-of-doors.
For years and years, our family has made use of the site which offers camping, nature walks, opportunities for biking, fishing, crabbing and picnicking.
Also part of the Seashore, which includes facilities in Florida, is Ship Island on which Fort Massachusetts sits. The island is located some 10 miles offshore and offers beach combing, birdwatching, swimming and fishing.
The island is accessible by private boat or a passenger ferry that operates out of Gulfport March through October.
The visitors center at Davis Bayou has reopened this year following rehabilitation following damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Thousands enjoy the seashore facilities each year.
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