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Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for the same delicious food. Here in Coastal Mississippi, we like our crawfish boiled, served by the pound, with an extra set of napkins; spicy or mild; with potatoes, corn, and often times sausage, onions, peppers, and the occasional green beans and brussels sprouts. As soon as crawfish season opens in mid-March, lines form out the doors of restaurants with hungry mouths waiting to "pinch the tails and suck the heads" of the bright red crustaceans. To let you in on one of our secrets,

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-day festival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an awesome time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event!

White-sand beaches, unique attractions, vibrant nightlife opportunities, and a diverse culinary scene produce the perfect backdrop for your group Spring Break getaway. From beautiful accommodations to off-the-beaten path activities, every member of your group will have a memorable experience in Coastal Mississippi. Call your crew and pack your bags because we have your Spring Break itinerary booked!

No plans for Spring Break just yet? No problem! Coastal Mississippi is a family's paradise, providing pristine beaches, interactive attractions, and thrilling outdoor excursions the entire family can enjoy. Enjoy the week off from work and school exploring our 62 miles of scenic coastline.  

As a coastal destination, the abundance of seafood is seen in the likes of fish, crab, shrimp, and oysters provided in droves by the generous freshwater tributaries of the Mississippi River and the salty waters of the generous Gulf of Mexico. The seafood industry plays an integral role in our regional cuisine, with over 200 species of fish and nationally-recognized oyster and domestic shrimp industries. But the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi also boasts layers of flavor and influence distilled from the international communities who call its 62 miles of coastline home. Plus, our restaurant scene is a culinary roulette wheel, from fine dining to casual eateries, providing an intriguing pilgrimage for your palate. Discover the diverse restaurant scene that every visitor needs to experience.

In Coastal Mississippi, festival season doesn't end with the purple, green, and gold trappings of Mardi Gras. We keep the good times rollin' along our 62 miles of scenic coastline throughout the dawning of spring. Our unique annual events range from art festivals to nationally-renowned competitive fishing tournaments to celebrations of classic cars. So, put a spring in your step and plan a trip to Coastal Mississippi today!

Are you in need of some me time? If you’ve been neglecting self-care, Coastal Mississippi is the place for rest and rejuvenation. With world-class spas, healing yoga centers, and 26 miles of white sandy beaches to explore at your own pace, our tri-county region will meet your every wellness need.

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You can’t spell time without -me, so why bother neglecting ME time? Coastal Mississippi boasts several spas offering a wide array of customizable pampering sessions. Head to one of our world-class casino spas for the ultimate relaxation

Looking to get away with your sweetheart for some quality time? Consider Coastal Mississippi as your backdrop for rest, relaxation, and romance. 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, and

Are you planning on attending the South’s premiere arts and crafts festival? You should! Mark your calendars for November 2 – 3, 2019 for the 41st Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon. We’ve crafted our own How-To guide to ensure you navigate Coastal Mississippi’s biggest festival like a pro.

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Named in honor of Peter Anderson, the late master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery ca. 1928, the festival celebrates the arts community at-large, and will see more than 400 artists and crafters selling their

Foodie. Epicure. Gourmand. Connoisseur…a person with a particular interest in food. Pick any label and it's suited to all fans of the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi. The generous Gulf supplies over 200 species of fish, not to mention proudly serves as the leading source of the nation’s oyster and domestic shrimp industries, a title in progress since the mid-19th century. The subsequent influences of Eastern European and Vietnamese cultures on a native seafood-centric diet have rendered a beautifully layered coastal culinary identity.

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