There are several deserted islands off the Ms. Coast . The islands are small with a few trees . Usually the south side of islands have the pretty green water and small waves , the north side has dark water that is flat. There are no facilities on islands so bring everything you need. Most locals go to Sand or Horn islands to play in the sand/ water, camp out , fish etc.. Please be aware that these are protected islands do not litter , clean up any mess you make etc.. There is not ferry to these islands you must own a boat or better yet be friends with someone who owns one. You will likely have dolphins around your boat when you go to islands and be aware of bull sharks in the water. Horn island has an alligator that lives in the ' lake' on the island . It is hot during the day but can get very windy/ cool at night. You can often be the only person on these islands if you go during the week.