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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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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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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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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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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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Winter Sun, Sea and Safety on The Secret Coast

If you’re seeking warmer weather and safe activities during the winter months, Coastal Mississippi is the ideal destination to escape the cold and enjoy and array of experiences fit for social distancing and plentiful memory-making. The region’s 62 miles of scenic shoreline boast a temperate climate year-round, offering an abundance of adventure and relaxation in equal measure…

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New Year, New You in Coastal Mississippi

A new year equals new beginnings! It's a time to manifest the best version of ourselves by embracing change and breaking the mold. Whether your resolutions are dietary in nature, focus on health and wellness holistically, or embolden you to try new experiences and make new friends, Coastal Mississippi can help you keep your resolutions in 2021, safely. 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…

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December Events

'Tis the season to go coastal! We know the holidayswill look a little different this year, but there is still plenty of festive fun to be safely had along The Secret Coast. From dazzling boat parades to outdoor Christmas celebrations all month long, let Coastal Mississippi make your holiday season one to remember. You've earned it. (Just don't forget to pack your running shoes!)…

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