What is it that entices people to the sea? Poet John Masefield wrote, “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.” Millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches, the aquamarine waters, a boat ride, a camping spot, a tour of an old fort, or a place to fish.
The Lure of the Islands in the Gulf of Mexico
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Recreation, exploration, and education...you can do it all at Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Last updated: May 21, 2018