The 9 Best Gulf Coast Beach Towns

Feb 9, 2017 by Alexandra Temblador

If you want to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico without splurging on an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, never fear. We’ve created a list of the best beach towns along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for a warm-weather getaway that doesn't require a passport. They’re filled with sandy shores, warm water, and plenty of fun, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, or with the kids. Check out our great list that stretches from Texas to Florida and includes everything in between. 

4. Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but that didn’t stop this beach town from rebuilding itself. In Gulfport you can enjoy 26 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, or hop on a ferry and visit Ship Island, which provides even more beaches, water fun, and the historic Fort Massachusetts to explore. Back at Gulfport, the casinos and Gulf Islands Waterpark are great places to spend time away from the beach, too. 

5. Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi draws visitors for three main reasons—casinos, golfing, and beaches. Golf courses are world-class, casinos are plentiful among the hotels, and the water is calm and warm here, which makes it great for swimming. As from Gulfport, there's a ferry to Ship Island for a fun day trip. Mardi Gras may not be as big in Biloxi as it is in New Orleans, but it’s still a pretty happening place to celebrate the holiday. Plus, there's the benefit of a beach to relax on the day after the big parade.

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