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Water Contact Warnings Lifted in Coastal Mississippi

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (October 5, 2019) – The mainland beach water contact warnings across Coastal Mississippi have been lifted. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a statement on October 4, stating that, through its beach monitoring program, water contact warnings have been lifted for all 21 standard beach segments as well as the four nonstandard segments that were issued August 6. Water contact warnings were also lifted for Pass Christian Harbor, Long Beach Harbor, and Bay St. Louis Harbor.

“We are delighted that the Coastal Mississippi mainland waters are once again open for swimming. The fall months in this region provide the perfect weather conditions to spend a relaxing day on our 26 miles of white sand beaches, and we look forward to seeing both visitors and residents enjoying everything The Secret Coast has to offer,” said Coastal Mississippi CEO Milton Segarra. “Our beaches are just the beginning of exciting and relaxing experiences available in Coastal Mississippi. We know that visitors to the region are seeking an array of activities such as headlining entertainment, gaming, attractions and other natural resources, and they can create their own unique adventure with every visit to the destination. We welcome everyone to experience the splendors of The Secret Coast.”

Coastal Mississippi actively works with agencies dedicated to monitoring the conditions of the Mississippi Sound. The safety of visitors and residents is of the utmost importance, and the official destination marketing organization for the region is dedicated to providing the most timely and accurate information to travelers.


Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.
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