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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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Meet the South's Most Elusive Artist in Coastal Mississippi

The Secret Coast is home to an abundance of hidden gems, rich culture, and an incredibly diverse natural world just waiting to be uncovered. If you’re looking to discover a place where nature, art, and history converge to offer a deep dive into what makes Coastal Mississippi such a special part of the world, look no further than the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) in Ocean Springs…

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Extend Your Stay on The Secret Coast

As the meetings industry begins to reopen its doors to conferences and events, Coastal Mississippi is keeping the health and safety of all of our visitors top of mind. In addition to the protocols outlined in our Destination Health Promise, the 62 miles of scenic shoreline found on The Secret Coast beckon you to explore, safely, with plenty of room to roam and endless possibilities for discovery. And with twelve coastal communities, 24/7 gaming, 26 miles of sandy beaches, and a variety of attractions, you'll *have* to extend your stay after…

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Top Five Outdoor Adventures

Feeling a little cooped up these days? We get it. Thankfully, nature trails, waterways, state parks,scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for safe, open-air experiences. 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. …

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An Un-Fore-Gettable Experience in Coastal Mississippi

The Rapiscan Systems Classic returns to Coastal Mississippi as a Charity Challenge! From March 24-25, some of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport will be battling it out in our own backyard, and for a good cause! Normally a three-day PGA Tour Champions tournament, this year the event will be a two-day Pro-Am instead. Although this year's festivities areclosed to the public, that doesn't mean you can't still fill your itinerary with un-fore-gettable experiences perfect for the Rapiscan Systems Classic weekend! Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to hit the links, or a casual Golf  Coaster, you're sure to enjoy a fun-filled and safe experience along The Secret Coast. …

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Celebrate Black History Month in Coastal Mississippi

Learn from and engage with unique opportunities and places of historical significance during Black History Month in Coastal Mississippi! February presents educational, entertainment and engagement experiences for visitors and residents alike, paying homage to sacrifices, considering our progress, and reinforcing a commitment to an even brighter future. The points of interest, exhibits and more listed below create a phenomenal self-guided experience, or expand your trip by using our 2-day group itinerary…

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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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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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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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An Event Planner Shares Why Coastal Mississippi is a Playcation Destination

“Wow! That’s how I feel when I talk about Coastal Mississippi.” Bert Wells, CEO of Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions, held the Green Belt Challenge Tournament in Coastal Mississippi early 2020 and has plans to hold another tournament in the area in 2021. Wells was kind enough to share a little bit about his experience planning an event in Coastal Mississippi. “Coastal Mississippi has a lot to offer.” When asked why he chose Coastal Mississippi, Bert explained that the family-friendly activities and affordability made it the perfect place for his…

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