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Top Spring Fishing Spots in the USA for 2021

Coastal Mississippi Mississippi doesn’t have the longest coastline in the Gulf, but we like to think of it as a case of “quality over quantity.” The Mississippi Coast manages to pack in white sandy beaches, winding bayous, remote islands, and bustling cities, all within reach in a single day. It may be known as the “Secret Coast,” but there sure is a lot to discover. Spring is the perfect time to target the Gulf’s inshore superstars like Speckled Trout and Redfish, which leave the back bays and head out toward the barrier islands this time of…

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6 Road Trip Stops Along the Underrated Gulf Coast

By Terry Ward Coastal Mississippi On a recent road trip with my family from Pensacola, Florida, west along Interstate-10 through Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, I got a taste of all I’ve been missing out on in the Gulf Coast. I’m pretty sure this stretch of Interstate-10 and the backroads branching off make for the the most underrated road trip in the South. Read on for a six great stops to make during a road trip along the surprising Gulf Coast. Shrimp boats at sunset. Credit: Coastal Mississippi. MISSISSIPPI Hang out in the…

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Best Day Trips from New Orleans

Day Trips from New Orleans – Between 1 and 2 Hours Photo by Charles McCool Coastal Mississippi Only one hour from downtown New Orleans is the start of one of the best US coastal scenic drives. Coastal Mississippi calls itself the Secret Coast and its Beach Boulevard / US 90 route is a memorable detour from the I-10 highway. Start your Coastal Mississippi adventure in the hidden gem small-town Bay St Louis—where New Orleans’ residents escape for weekend getaways. Things to do in Bay St Louis include exploring local artisan shops, 100 Man DBA…

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2021 Beach Guide

Pack your bags and hit the beach! We've rounded up some of our favorite beach towns in driving (or short flight) distance of Nashville. Mississippi Gulf Coast More than 1,600 miles in all, the Mississippi Gulf Coast includes a 62-mile stretch of coastal towns. Less than eight hours driveway to sand, the quaint, walkable town of Ocean Springs can be found along this stretch—it boasts more than 100 restaurants, a slew of art galleries and shops, and plenty of outdoor adventure, too. We love Front Beach in Ocean Springs. Along the one-mile…

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Exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast

March 23, 2021 Erin Z. Bass Many people have yet to discover the incredible travel experiences on offer on the Gulf Coast. On one hand, this is a crying shame, but on the other it means that for those of us who are in the know, it can be a whole lot easier to plan a vacation. Vast swathes of unspoiled nature and picturesque ocean views make this a haven for wildlife lovers, while charming architecture interspersed with the freshest of seafood make even the most urban of travelers feel at home. Here are a few places to kick off your own…

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Concierge Guide to Biking Coastal Mississippi

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure. People call Mississippi’s 62-miles of coastline the Secret Coast. Nestled between the sugar sands of Gulf Shores and the culinary mecca of New Orleans, Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is a beautiful blend of both. With the abundance of natural beauty, biking Coastal Mississippi takes you from picturesque oak trees to uncrowded shorelines. The communities are unique and undiscovered destinations, offering relaxation, adventure, and variety. They offer a bit of everything from…

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The South's Best Stays 2021

By Valerie Fraser Luesse The Roost Ocean Springs, Mississippi No doubt, a shout went up in Ocean Springs when this beautiful 11-suite hotel opened in a historic building on Porter Avenue. One of the prettiest small towns on the Gulf Coast, Ocean Springs long endured a dearth of appealing stays, which made it, by necessity, more of a day trip from nearby Biloxi. But not anymore. Enjoy a grab-and-go market and casual fare at Eat Drink Love, or have a cocktail at The Wilbur, The Roost’s speakeasy bar. The hotel is within walking distance of the…

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Reasons to Visit Bay St Louis

We have a feeling that you'll be returning to this eclectic Gulf Coast destination year after year. By Zoe Denenberg In 2005, the small seaside town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, found itself in the eye of Hurricane Katrina. The process of recovery was long and slow, but the coastal Mississippi community worked to rebuild and resurrect this small town's spirit. Now, with its laid-back attitude, stunning waterfront, and funky, eclectic local culture, Bay St. Louis is one of the Gulf Coast's most underrated destinations. Just 51 miles away from…

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21 Babymoon Ideas for Every Type of Traveler

10. Coastal Mississippi Credit: Getty Images The Secret Coast, as it's called, is home to many romantic experiences that are sure to make for a memorable babymoon. Couples can enjoy a sunset cruise while looking out for dolphins, or they can stroll along the 26 miles of uninterrupted beach — the longest man-made beach in the nation. Couples can even book a fire pit on the beach and snuggle up with s'mores, or enjoy a luxury picnic on the sand with Coastal Picnic & Co. Enjoy Gulf-fresh seafood, sustainable fine dining, and fusion cuisine…

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Gulf Coast Camping - 10 Great Places to Camp

By: Author Jennifer Close Are you dreaming of a Gulf Coast camping getaway? Whether you have to have water and electricity when you camp, want to park your RV, or prefer a primitive site? Do you park your RV? No matter your preferences, you are sure to find a beautiful Gulf Coast camping spot. Camping on the Gulf Coast is a great way to stay within walking distance of a gorgeous beach without breaking the bank at a beach hotel. Here are some of Trekaroo’s favorite spots to camp on the Gulf Coast: Gulf Coast Camping in Mississippi 8. Buccaneer…

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