Mike, I don't know the draft
of your boat but there are quite a few spots along the north side of some of the barrier Islands that we have been into in our 4' draft trawler
in light or South winds. Ship Island, Horn Island, Ft Mckree just west of Pensacola
Pass. We also enjoyed Ingram Bayou and Roberts Bayou. I have seen sizeable sailboats in Little Sabine Bay but much of it is shoal you will need to know the way in.
I have met several Sailors from the Pensacola area along the way maybe you can contact a Sailing club there for some "local knowledge" There is lots of beautiful white sand and blue water
over there, much of it shallow so bring some good charts!