Most People Have No Idea There’s A Drowned Island Hiding In The Mississippi Gulf

Just off Mississippi’s coast lie five barrier islands, but that’s not how it used to be. Many years ago, there was another island – the Isle of Caprice, which was located between Ship Island and Horn Island. For several years, tourists traveled from all over the country to visit the Isle of Caprice; it was even dubbed the “Monte Carlo of the South.” However, after a few years and a series of man-made and natural events, the island completely vanished.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Did you know about this vanishing island?

Check out more of the state’s lesser known history in “The Notorious Mississippi Family You Won’t Learn About In History Books.”