As a spontaneous adventure, we headed even further South to Ship Island a couple weekends ago. We’ve been once before last fall, when we discovered Lil Rays.
We like to depart on the Saturday ferry at 9 a.m. and return on the 2 p.m., which is a total of four hours on the island. It gives you plenty of time to nap, swim, walk, eat a snack and explore the fort.
Unfortunately, I underestimated the power of the sun on a windy, cool day and forgot to slather sunscreen on my stomach. One week later and I’m shedding skin like a snake. Gross. Protect your skin!
Staying true to form we did some damage at Lil Rays and ordered a dozen oysters, a fully dressed shrimp po’boy and the red fish special. Ben slurped down 12 raw oysters all by himself. I would have jumped in, but oysters don’t like me and tend to not stay down.
We camped at the Big Biloxi campground, part of the Desoto National Forest, which was semi-expensive for a primitive camping space ($20), but very inexpensive when compared to a hotel.
The beaches are still clean, the seafood is still delicious and it’s still a wonderful getaway for those in the nearby area.
500 A Courthouse Rd
Gulfport, MS 39507