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Think Coastal Mississippi is all about the beach? Think again! There are plenty of ways to cool down, splash and swim on the Coast without getting sand in your toes or sea salt in your nose. Coastal Mississippi offers over 20 waterparks, pools, splash pads and splash parks all across the Coast where you can enjoy the water without the hassles of the beach. Check out the post below for a comprehensive list of places where you and your family can splash and swim the day away.

Splash & Swim in Coastal Mississippi


Consistently ranked as one of the top gaming markets in the country–right next to giants like Las Vegas and Atlantic City–Coastal Mississippi boasts 12 luxurious casinos featuring 24-hour gaming, nonstop entertainment options, world-class spas, award-winning golf courses, unparalleled retail options and perfect places to wine, dine and rest your head. We’ve outlined the perfect Coastal Mississippi Casino Experience, so you don’t have to. Just sit back and relax; it’s time to get gaming.


With upward of 10,000 slot machines and 1,000 table

Does your family favor the speed of a go-kart track over sunbathing by a pool? Are you a big kid at heart who likes the occasional arcade zombie battle or adrenaline rush of air hockey tournaments?

Say no more! Coastal Mississippi boasts an array of top notch, family fun activities for kids of all ages.

Family Fun in Coastal Mississippi

Escape at Margaritaville Resort & Family Entertainment Center

This 55, 000 square foot family entertainment center is described as part arcade and part amusement park. Climb the 58 foot volcano rock wall, navigate the 14 sky trail

Summer is in full swing, and we are celebrating Coastal Mississippi-style with a lineup of stellar headlining entertainment.

From concerts with international recording artists, stand-up comedians, and feats of acrobatic wonder, our casino properties showcase it all. Read on for the headlining entertainment coming to Coastal Mississippi in July!

  1. Lunaro

Lunaro at Beau Rivage

Welcome to Lunaro! A new cirque-style production celebrating Hollywood and the cinematic arts. Audiences will enjoy action and adventure as they marvel at heroic feats and breathtaking

As much as we relish our warm weather in Coastal Mississippi, all of the time spent outdoors beckons the need to cool down. And what better way to get cool than with cold, sweet treats?

We've made a list of the Top Cool Down Treats here on The Secret Coast. Get ready to visit them all because summer just began!

The Yard Milkshake Bar

The Yard Milkshake Bar in D'Iberville

Having opened in 2019 at the D'Iberville Promenade, this chain from Gulf Shores has wowed Coastal Mississippi with its indulgent ice cold treats of specialty milkshakes, ice cream cones, floats, and more!


Coastal Mississippi’s tri-county region is a multi-faceted destination filled with various avenues, backroads, scenic coastline, and waterways to explore. From arts & culture and headline entertainment to boutique shopping, outdoor activities and family attractions, we offer something for every type of visitor and every type of budget.

At this time, visitors can still enjoy most fresh water and salt water opportunities that extend beyond the affected areas in the region, including kayaking, paddle boarding, excursions to barrier islands,

By Beth D’Addono

By their very nature, tourism marketing slogans set high expectations.

Hyperbole is a baseline and marketing speak can lay it on thick. A few cases in point:

Illinois is mile after MAGNIFICENT mile.

North Dakota is LEGENDARY.

South Carolina is JUST RIGHT.

And farther afield…There’s NOTHING like Australia.

You get the picture - sometimes the bragging rights can be a bit much. Then there are the times when the PR folks in the destination get it spot on. Take Coastal Mississippi for instance. Formerly known as Visit Mississippi

The Secret Coast is expansive, with 62 miles of shoreline, bays, bayous, marshes, and barrier islands perfect for bird watching more than 400 native and migratory species.

Bird watching in Coastal Mississippi

The sandy beaches and barrier islands of Gulf Islands National Seashore allow observations of shorebirds and seabirds, including the Magnificant Frigatebird and Northern Gannet. The Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail helps guide visitors to destinations in six southern counties.

One of the great birding experiences of the Gulf Coast is a spring “fallout,” when northbound

Nature trails, waterways, state parks, scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Not to mention, the consistently warm weather allows for year-round exploration! Whether you enjoy kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, or just taking in the views of nature, there’s an adventure waiting for you on The Secret Coast.

#1: Kayak Coastal Waterways

Kayak your way through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blueways. These water trails offer a thrilling experience for paddlers at all skill levels. Discover

Summertime in Coastal Mississippi provides two certainties: SUN and FUN. When the temperature is higher and the days are longer, there's no excuse not to shed those layers and get outside! Soak up our beautiful coastal weather by taking advantage of the multitude of outdoor activities we offer.

Splash and Swim

For the aquatic lovers, we recommend beating the heat by cooling down poolside. Coastal Mississippi's casino resorts offer luxurious pool settings with options for private cabanas and bartenders at an arm's length away. Swim over to the

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