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With cooler weather right around the corner, it's time to start planning the perfect fall fishing trip to Coastal Mississippi!


We asked some of the region's charter captains about fall fishing, and they had plenty of expert insight to share.

What type of fish can you catch?

Fall Fishing in Coastal Mississippi Islands"Mississippi is unique in the fact that we have the ability to fish 12 months out of the year. Inshore and offshore opportunities are abound! Our inshore fishing in the fall months is about as good as it gets anywhere. When our bayous and bays start pushing white shrimp

Coastal Mississippi’s tri-county region is a multi-faceted destination filled with various avenues, backroads, scenic coastline, and waterways to explore. From arts & culture and headline entertainment to boutique shopping, outdoor activities and family attractions, we offer something for every type of visitor and every type of budget.

At this time, visitors can still enjoy most fresh water and salt water opportunities that extend beyond the affected areas in the region, including kayaking, paddle boarding, excursions to barrier islands,

The Secret Coast is expansive, with 62 miles of shoreline, bays, bayous, marshes, and barrier islands perfect for bird watching more than 400 native and migratory species.

Bird watching in Coastal Mississippi

The sandy beaches and barrier islands of Gulf Islands National Seashore allow observations of shorebirds and seabirds, including the Magnificant Frigatebird and Northern Gannet. The Mississippi Coastal Birding Trail helps guide visitors to destinations in six southern counties.

One of the great birding experiences of the Gulf Coast is a spring “fallout,” when northbound

For the first time ever, a professional All-Star Game comes to Coastal Mississippi! In the fifth year of MGM Park, Biloxi will host the Southern League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 18. Enjoy the game like a local here!

Home Run Derby

The All-Star festivities kick off on Monday, June 17, with the 2019 Southern League Home Run Derby. Fans will be able to purchase tickets to watch the best sluggers in the league compete for the title of 'Home Run King' of the Southern League.

Schedule of Events (Subject to change)

3:00 - 4:00 PM: FanFest

Coastal Mississippi is the perfect destination for families, friends and couples who are interested in spending time unplugged, surrounded by natural offerings. When planning a trip to experience the unspoiled beauty of the great outdoors, camping is one of the most affordable options. Proven to help reduce stress and improve emotional and physical health, spending some time venturing outside should be on your vacation goals list! Following is our Insider's Guide to camping in Coastal Mississippi.

Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore

Trying to plan a budget-friendly getaway? We’ve put together a list of fun, low-cost activities so you can experience all that Coastal Mississippi has to offer without breaking the bank!

  1. Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the little ones and let them spend a few hours embracing their creative side and enjoying hands-on activities. The cost for family of 4 is $40 and we guarantee the entire family will be entertained for hours!
  2. Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just

Planning a trip to Coastal Mississippi to celebrate dad? Our 62 miles of coastline offer up endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

Father's Day Grid

Get outside

Whether you take an eco-tour or rent a kayak, get ready to experience nature in its purest form throughout The Secret Coast. The region has been designated a National Heritage Area, a place where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape that celebrates our nation's diverse heritage. Coastal Mississippi is full of surprises, and

When considering the resorts spanning Coastal Mississippi, family-friendly amenities may not be the first offerings that come to mind. However, if you plan to stay at one of The Secret Coast’s exciting resorts, there will be surprises in store to thrill every member of the family!

Enjoy a day at the pool

Bring plenty of sunscreen for a full day poolside at any of our resorts! Food and drinks are also served, taking the guess work out of planning. If you are interested in more privacy for your family, most properties offer daily cabana rentals

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,

In the social media era, you know when your friends are travelling. From spring break to summer vacation to holiday trips, your feeds fill up with travel pics – beach selfies, famous landmarks, well-known vistas. Some destinations are so shared, you feel like you’ve been there even if you haven’t.

On the southern edge of Mississippi, you’ll find a different kind of destination. It’s a region known as “The Secret Coast,” because unlike some places it still contains secrets, which is great for travelers who like to explore and discover. Scroll

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