Points of Interest

Bird Watching


The Tatonut Shop—Start your morning with the best donuts in Mississippi.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center—The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to a variety of bird species. Spot your favorite bird and learn about the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s wildlife at the interactive Pascagoula River Audubon Center.

Bozo’s Grocery—Looking to try some authentic seafood while you’re here? This is the spot for you!

Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge—Mississippi sandhill cranes are a critically endangered subspecies found nowhere else on earth in the wild but on and adjacent to the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. Visit the refuge for your chance to get a glimpse of this beautiful bird!

McElroys—Enjoy dinner at McElroys with a beautiful view of Deer Island. Deer Island is the closest of six islands off of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, home to many rare wildlife species including the brown pelicans and sharp-shinned hawks.

Casino—Haven’t had enough? Spend your evening at one of our 11 casino resorts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!



Cat Island Coffee House—Start you morning with a cup of coffee and a pastry from Cat Island Coffeehouse. It’s a great place with a coastal view!

Beach Harrison County—Take a stroll down our white sand beaches. No matter what time of year you visit, you are sure to spot multiple bird species!

Darwell’s Cafe—Have lunch at Guy Fieri’s favorite Long Beach restaurant!

Infinity/Possum Walk Trail—Explore Infinity Science Center and take a stroll down the Possum Walk Trail. The trail indicates many plants and animals native to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Trapani’s—Discover Old Towne Bay St. Louis and have dive into some Mississippi oysters at Trapani’s!



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