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Discover the Mississippi Aquarium

Discover a world of natural wonders, right in your backyard! With the grand opening ofMississippi Aquarium in downtown Gulfport, immersing yourself in the incredible story of our state’s aquatic resources has never been more accessible or more fun. Located directly across from Jones Park on Beach Boulevard, the Aquarium offers an entertaining and educational experience for Coastal Mississippi residents and visitors alike…

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Work Hard, Play Harder in Coastal Mississippi

Working from home is the new normal for many of us. We’ve traded our office desks and watercooler chats for Zoom meetings from the kitchen table. And though this new work environment has its benefits, staying in one space day in and day out has delivered a big dose of quarantine fatigue. Solution? A new, exciting workspace! Coastal Mississippi has 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline – plenty of room to roam in between those virtual meetings. Easily accessible by car, you can enjoy the elements of The Secret Coast while increasing your work productivity and shedding your monotonous routine. You can work hard and play even harder, and no one needs to know that you are technically on vacation. We won’t tell if you won’t. Before booking, 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 our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in ourDestination Health Promise. …

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The Perfect Labor Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

This Labor Day Weekend is one for the books. You may not have traveled too far from home in months, and the health and safety of your friends and family is the prioritizing factor in when you leave your house, and more importantly, where you choose to go. Luckily, Coastal Mississippi is easily accessible by car, and the 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline provide plenty of room to roam. We invite you to shed your quarantine fatigue and experience the joy of discovery along The Secret Coast, safely and…

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Date Night Ideas

Looking to get away with your sweetheart? 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 attractions, activities…

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The Thrill-Seeker's Guide

Do you like to live life on the edge? Or maybe you enjoy your serving of vacation with a side order of adventure? Coastal Mississippi offers unforgettable, high-octane experiences to enjoy as you explore our 62 miles of scenic shoreline. Get ready to speed, zip, soar and tour your way through Coastal Mississippi with our Thrill-Seeker’s Guide to The Secret Coast…

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Stay Safe and Shop Local

As we continue to prioritize health and safety, there's no reason why you can't protect yourself and others while still supporting local businesses - and lookgood while doing it! Stay safe and shop local by purchasing from any one of our partners listed below. …

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Family Fun in Coastal Mississippi

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. Before booking, 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 our partners to ensure your safety and health is…

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Coastal Mississippi Sunset Cruises

Everyone loves a sunset. And here in Coastal Mississippi, our views rival the best of them! You can sit back, relax and soak in our southern sunset aboard one of our several boat cruises. Depending on your time preference, you can choose to explore the islands, back bays, and bayous and marvel in the incredible scenery our region has to offer. Grab your friends and family, and book your Coastal Mississippi Sunset Cruise today! Betsy Ann Riverboat Enjoy a 2 hour sunset cruise or opt for a dinner cruise aboard this stern wheel paddleboat. The…

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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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