4. Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi sunrise
Coastal Mississippi sunrise by Charles McCool

Contributed by Charles of McCool Travel

The Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi is currently one of my favorite beach destinations. At 26 miles long and 200 feet wide, the clean, cool, sugar sand between Pass Christian and Biloxi is actually the world’s largest man-made beach and it is magnificent. Mississippi Gulf Coast Scenic Highway 90 is a dream drive (or marathon run) because nothing blocks your view of the Gulf of Mexico for most of that distance. Also rare among coveted US beaches is the FREE parking next to the beach. Literally—park, take three steps and enjoy USA’s softest beach sand.

Coastal Mississippi secrets extend beyond the sand. Fresh Gulf shrimp and other catches are abundant in the former seafood capital of the world—but award-winning chefs at Vestige and White Pillars also incorporate local produce. Gorgeous and majestic live oak trees awe and inspire. Phenomenal US Gulf Coast sunrises and sunsets are the best secret so be sure to savor them. From the beach, of course!

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