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Barrier Islands

America's Most Beautiful Barrier Islands

Fodor's | Posted 11.24.2016 | Travel

The island dunes are often beautifully rugged places that protect our mainland coastline from battering storms and everyday erosion. Since these islands get the brunt of ocean waves and storm systems, they evolve constantly.

Fort Massachusetts Draws Tourists to Mississippi

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You'll need to bring more than your swimsuit and tanning oil to the white sands of Ship Island off the Mississippi coast's resort area.

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Over 600 New Islands Islands Discovered Around The World

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

Conducted with state-of-the-art technology, a new global survey uncovered 657 more barrier islands around the world than previously thought. As Ou...