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Island Time in Coastal Mississippi

The Secret Coast is home to vast expanses of white-sand beaches on its shoreline, but venture just a little further south from the mainland and you will discover an island paradise like no other. Just across the Mississippi Sound, there are secret islands just waiting to be explored. Deer Island and the Mississippi barrier islands, including Ship Island, Cat Island, Horn Island, and Petit Bois Island (part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore) all offer unique, secluded island experiences, from beautiful beaches and crystal-clear Gulf waters to an array of flora and fauna, first-class fishing opportunities, and seriously stunning views…

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Life's a Picnic in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi offers no shortage of scenic sights and culinary delights, so why not enjoy both at the same time? Whether you're packing a lunch or sampling our delicious coastal cuisine, spread out along our 62 miles of breathtaking shoreline for an open-air dining experience you won't soon forget.From luxurious beachfront options to downtown greens and everything in between, come see for yourself why life's a picnic in Coastal Mississippi…

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Monthly Events in Coastal Mississippi

We'realways celebrating something in Coastal Mississippi! From First Fridays to Second Saturdays and everything in between, you never have to look very hard to find a good time throughout our twelve coastal communities. As you plan your next escape to The Secret Coast, we've rounded up some of our favorite monthly events to keep your calendars full and your sense of discovery fulfilled…

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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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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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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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Local Libations

The Secret Coast’s effervescent craft beer scene has been bubbling up since July 1, 2017, when Mississippi joined 48 of its fellow states in allowing small breweries to sell beer on-premises. With established local breweries offering cozy taprooms and outdoor patios, and a plethora of nano and micro brewers across the region serving up one-of-a-kind small batches, Coastal Mississippi is the place for some of the best coastal cold ones! From blondes and browns, to seasonal sips and hoppy IPAs, find your new favorite brew along The Secret Coast…

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November Events

Kicking off with the South's premiere arts and crafts festival and winding down with Mississippi's largest Christmas lights show, November in Coastal Mississippi offers a little something for everyone!We have headlining entertainment, holiday festivities and everything in-between - all ready to be enjoyed with your health and safety in mind. …

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