With spring break and summer vacations just around the corner, many are itching to start planning their next beach getaway. Boasting the shores of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, the Gulf Coast offers loads of incredible beach towns that would make for a wonderful escape. Often coined the Third Coast of the United States, the area is famous for its incredible seafood, beautiful white sand beaches and vibrant local culture. Whether you’re looking as far west as Texas or as far East as Florida, these are the best beach towns on the Gulf Coast.
5. Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Set in Mississippi’s portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs is truly unspoilt. The natural areas of this cosy beach town include hiking, kayaking and fishing. While in town you’ll find loads to keep you busy; such as over 200 independents shops and galleries and year round community events. Spend your afternoon lounging on the pristine Front Beach; and then be sure to carve out some time to explore the famous Walter Anderson Museum of Art.