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The Perfect Labor Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

This Labor Day Weekend is one for the books. You may not have traveled too far from home in months, and the health and safety of your friends and family is the prioritizing factor in when you leave your house, and more importantly, where you choose to go. Luckily, Coastal Mississippi is easily accessible by car, and the 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline provide plenty of room to roam. We invite you to shed your quarantine fatigue and experience the joy of discovery along The Secret Coast, safely and…

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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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Explore Like A Travel Blogger

Travel writers possess the remarkable ability to transport their readers across the world, allowing them to embark on an adventure through inspirational, educational, and informative content from the comfort of their own homes. Coastal Mississippi has had the honor of working with some exceptionally talented writers, who have beautifully portrayed their journey and experiences across our 62 miles of scenic shoreline in their own, unique ways. At this time, we encourage you to explore the world through the eyes of travel writers, starting with…

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Brunch in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi is widely known for its incredible seafood, fresh from the Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico. Although lunch and dinner are opportune times to devour samplings from our generous Gulf, we think brunch is another perfect way to enjoy our region's bounties. For inspiration on where to indulge in a decadent (or more health-conscious) brunch with friends or family, check out our curated list of staples! For a full list of restaurants,click here. Happy brunching! …

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Coastal Cravings: Find the Best Boiled Crawfish

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…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-dayfestival 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…

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The Top Spring Festivals in Coastal Mississippi

In Coastal Mississippi, festival season doesn't end with the purple, green, and gold trappings ofMardi 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…

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Holiday Shopping Guide for Coastal Mississippi

The holidays are quickly approaching! Don’t panic if you haven’t gotten that perfect gift. The Secret Coast has Christmas gift solutions that will make you look like you planned for months. So, relax and browse, you’ve still got time to find a gift for anyone on your list. Most of these stops don’t even require a trip out of the house because they’ve taken their business online and ship their products and gift cards all over the country. We’ve got an insiders shopping guide just for you - unique gifts, restaurants, outdoors, and attractions…

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Thanksgiving Eateries in Coastal Mississippi

Staying home for Thanksgiving? Not in the mood to cook? Over turkey and stuffing? Despite many restaurants being closed on Thanksgiving Day, Coastal Mississippi features several dining options that will be open to serve you and yours. Explore our list and stay thank-full this holiday season. Looking to dine out this Thanksgiving holiday? Coastal Mississippi features incredible cuisine that will leave you feeling thank-full! Explore our list of restaurants that will be open this year. BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO TAP BOOK BAR & BISTREAUX TAP…

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