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Let the Good Times Keep Rolling... Safely!

There’s no question that this year’s Mardi Gras will look different than most, but the spirit of Carnival lives on in Coastal Mississippi! From cultural exploration to unique culinary delights and more, there are still so many ways for residents and visitors to let the good times KEEP rolling on The Secret Coast - safely…

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Date Night Ideas

Looking to get away with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Consider Coastal Mississippi as your backdrop for rest, relaxation, and romance. And maybe some adventure thrown in! With 62 miles of coastline to explore, we have enough to see and experience to keep your itinerary booked and your passion kindled. Our breadth of beaches, boating, and fishing excursions are perfect for adventure seekers, while our history trails, birding opportunities, and eco-tours suit our nature enthusiasts. If it’s a weekend of leisure you seek, our list of…

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Best Al Fresco Dining in Coastal Mississippi

What pairs best with authentic coastal cuisine? Outdoor ambience! In addition to the best fresh-caught seafood and the most innovative menus you’ll find in the Southeastern United States, Coastal Mississippi boasts a variety of restaurants with incredible al fresco dining experiences. Al fresco dining, or dining outside, is the preferred method of eating on the coast, whether it be a quick solo lunch or a shared family meal. Enjoy a shrimp po-boy as you watch the waves roll in from the Gulf of Mexico, or savor chargrilled oysters over…

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Winter Sun, Sea and Safety on The Secret Coast

If you’re seeking warmer weather and safe activities during the winter months, Coastal Mississippi is the ideal destination to escape the cold and enjoy and array of experiences fit for social distancing and plentiful memory-making. The region’s 62 miles of scenic shoreline boast a temperate climate year-round, offering an abundance of adventure and relaxation in equal measure…

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New Year, New You in Coastal Mississippi

A new year equals new beginnings! It's a time to manifest the best version of ourselves by embracing change and breaking the mold. Whether your resolutions are dietary in nature, focus on health and wellness holistically, or embolden you to try new experiences and make new friends, Coastal Mississippi can help you keep your resolutions in 2021, safely. Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with…

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December Events

'Tis the season to go coastal! We know the holidayswill look a little different this year, but there is still plenty of festive fun to be safely had along The Secret Coast. From dazzling boat parades to outdoor Christmas celebrations all month long, let Coastal Mississippi make your holiday season one to remember. You've earned it. (Just don't forget to pack your running shoes!)…

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Coastal Mississippi Holiday Bingo

This time of year along The Secret Coast is simply magical. While you may have had to change your plans on how to celebrate the holiday season, we hope that you will enjoy our fun challenge of exploring Coastal Mississippi in a new way! Whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy The Secret Coast’s temperate climate in the great outdoors, explore our beautiful coastal communities and their seasonal offerings, or celebrate from the comfort of your own home, there are numerous ways to safely experience coastal holiday cheer with family members of…

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A Seasonal Staycation on The Secret Coast

As the year draws to a close, ‘tis the season to celebrate and spend quality time with family and friends. While you may not be able to take that skiing trip or cross an international destination off your bucket list this holiday season, unforgettable memories are waiting to be made right here on The Secret Coast. The region’s 62 miles of scenic shoreline boast a temperate climate year-round, so there is plenty of outdoor fun to be had. Add a plethora of holiday events and seasonal culinary offerings, and you and your loved ones are sure to…

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Thanksgiving Delights in Coastal Mississippi

Staying home for Thanksgiving? Not in the mood to cook? Over turkey and stuffing? Despite many restaurants being closed on Thanksgiving Day, Coastal Mississippi features several dining options that will be open to serve you and yours. Explore our list and stay thank-full this holiday season. Looking to dine out this Thanksgiving holiday? Coastal Mississippi features incredible cuisine that will leave you feeling thank-full! Explore our list of restaurants that will be open this year. Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual…

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Local Libations

The Secret Coast’s effervescent craft beer scene has been bubbling up since July 1, 2017, when Mississippi joined 48 of its fellow states in allowing small breweries to sell beer on-premises. With established local breweries offering cozy taprooms and outdoor patios, and a plethora of nano and micro brewers across the region serving up one-of-a-kind small batches, Coastal Mississippi is the place for some of the best coastal cold ones! From blondes and browns, to seasonal sips and hoppy IPAs, find your new favorite brew along The Secret Coast…

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