Mississippi Gulf Coast
Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and with 62 miles of scenic coastal white sandy beaches is the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Visitors enjoy world-class golf and championship fishing. After a day of fun, you can start your evening with dinner at a local seafood restaurant before heading off to enjoy 24-hour gaming at one of the coast’s casinos. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or an action-packed adventure, change your pace and visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Each coastal community across the region has something different to offer; from scenic harbour towns and beautiful, walkable downtown areas shaded with live oaks, to world-renowned shows and casino headliner entertainment.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has always been full of family friendly activities. Take the ferry out to Ship Island where historic Fort Massachusetts awaits. Sunbathe on the beach rated amongst the finest in the world, swim in the crystal clear waters or hire a jet ski or kayak, but don’t forget to watch the dolphins diving through the waves during your ride to and from the island.
With the year round sub-tropical temperatures outdoor activities are available any time. Enjoy eco-tours of the rivers, marshes and bayous, a sunset Schooner Sail or Riverboat Paddle on the Gulf of Mexico or even a Shrimping Trip excursion to dive deep into the region's fascinating maritime heritage. Visit the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, a nationally-rated children's museum, cheer on the Biloxi Shuckers baseball team at MGM Park, or even tour INFINITY Science Center, where you can explore the farthest reaches of outer space, uncharted depths of the oceans and more!
The Mississippi Gulf Coast temperatures will also fulfil your golfing dreams with year round short sleeved games. The Mississippi Gulf Coast alone offers you a wide choice with 20 golf courses for all skills and budgets, and many of them created by the top course designers in the world – Jack Nicklaus, Jerry Pate, Davis Love III, Arnold Palmer, Mark McCumber and Tom Fazio.
There is always something to celebrate on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, with festivals held throughout the year, showcasing the region's crafts, artisan-made items, local delicacies, seafood, talented musicians and much more. The Mississippi Gulf Coast also offers an array of lodging options to cater to any preference, from luxury casino resorts and international hotel brands, to boutique hotels and coastal bed-and-breakfast inns.
Cruisin' The Coast
Cruisin' The Coast began in 1996 as a festival to celebrate antique, classic and hot rod vehicles and nostalgic music. 374 vehicles registered that first year and now there's more than 8,000 vehicles registered. Car enthusiasts drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in early October to showcase their rides and to cruise the beautiful 30-mile stretch to beachside highway with designated stops in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gulfport, Pass Christian and Ocean Springs. Each venue is set up as a mini festival with a stage for live bands, reserved parking for registered cruisers, spectator parking and vendors for food and beverages. It's America's largest block party!
The Biloxi Lighthouse
The Biloxi Lighthouse is one of the state's most recognised features and survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It is reported to be one of the most photographed attractions on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.