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Natalea Thomson

A Gulf of Options: Your Dining Guide to Coastal Mississippi

As a coastal destination, the abundance of seafood is seenin 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…

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Top Cool Down Treats in Coastal Mississippi

With a year-round temperate climate and long summers, we relish our time outdoors in Coastal Mississippi. Though, 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. From custards to cones and shakes to sundaes, get ready to visit them all because summer just began! Tropical Treats New Orleans Style Sno-Balls Tropical Treats is located in the Long Beach Harbor and serves ice-cold sweet treats that…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-day festival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming, especially when considering a crowd. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event! Sing along : We hope you like country music because this year's festival is bringing in three days of incredible country artists! From Friday - Sunday…

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March Madness Sports Betting in Coastal Mississippi

March Madness is upon us! And if you’re a fan of basketball, chances are that you’ve assembled your bracket of 68 teams and placed bets amongst friends, family, and coworkers. Your methodology could be practical: assessing record-based statistics and weighing in favor of top seeded schools. If you're new to March Madness and want to join in on the fun, use a casual strategy and support your alma mater, team mascots, or even your favorite colors. Regardless of your approach, you will savor in this opportunity to place bets amongst friends…

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Bring Your Group Spring Break to Coastal Mississippi

White-sand beaches, uniqueattractions, 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…

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Picture Perfect Holiday Cards

‘Tis the sea-sun to be jolly in Coastal Mississippi! We love celebrating any and everything on The Secret Coast, and when it comes to the holidays, we truly deck the hulls. From our coastal Christmas “trees,” to our jolly, happy sandmen, our unique coastal celebrations put everyone in the holiday spirit. Browse our picture-perfect holiday cards from Coastal Mississippi below…

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Coastal Mississippi Attractions Pass

With travel on everyone’s mind, the desire to leave home, shake off quarantine fatigue, and see new sights has never been so palpable. And while devising your travel plans, safe and budget-friendly destinations have never been more attractive. Lucky for you, The Secret Coast fits the bill! And we have just the pass to ensure you see as much of our tri-county region as your visit allows - at a discounted price. Featuring ten exciting attractions, the Pass will serve as your passport to the region’s local, coastal favorites. Instead of paying standard admission fees at each attraction, find huge savings by buying an Attractions Pass for one discounted price! With one-day , two-day , three-day , and annual pass options, you determine how much you spend and how much you see in the time frame that suits your visit. Each pass option is mobile-exclusive, instantly delivered via text and email, and grants you one admission to all ten area attractions featured on the pass. This touchless experience is easy, and more importantly, safe! Passes start at $28 for children and $35 for adults. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Coastal Mississippi’s favorite attractions AND save money in the process! The Coastal Mississippi Attractions Pass is available for purchase at www.coastalmississippi.com/attraction-pass…

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Coastal Cravings: Find the Best Boiled Crawfish

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for thesame 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 February, 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, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Coastal Mississippi for fresh, boiled crawfish. As of 3/4/21, masks are no longer mandated by the state, but following safety guidelines outlined by the Mississippi State Department of Health such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing is still recommended. 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 our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. ​…

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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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