Gulf Island National Seashore is part of the National Parks.
Located on the beautiful sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico, the park includes 160 miles from Cat Island in Mississippi to Okaloosa Area in Florida. The Florida district includes Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Naval Live Oaks, Fort Barrancas, and Perdido Key. The Mississippi district includes the Davis Bayou Area, Cat, West Ship, East Ship, Horn, Sand, and Petit Bois Island.
Gulf Island National Seashore's beautiful scenery and activities will leave any visitor with memories that will last a lifetime. When you visit Mississippi and Florida, relaxing on the beach while listening to the waves crash down on the beach is the primary pastime. If sunbathing is not for you, there are plenty of other outdoor activities like boating, snorkeling, camping, fishing and hiking.
The Gulf Coast is full of history. One such historic site is Fort Barrancas located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station on the Pensacola Bay. Fort Barrancas was built in 1787 and was part of the War of 1812. It was the location of the American Victory at the Battle of Pensacola in 1814. The fort also was a part Civil War history. A historic fact about the fact is that on January 8, 1861, a company of U. S. Army Soldiers opened fire on a militia before the war started.
The view that you will find at Gulf Island National Seashore is amazing! It is a place that will satisfy the beach lover as well as the outdoorsmen. If you plan to be in Mississippi or Florida, be sure to include The Gulf Island National Seashore.