See our Healthy Travel Information page for the latest information on openings, guidelines, and COVID-19 updates. Mississippi requires masks to be worn for indoor public gatherings, shopping environments and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

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Halloween on The Secret Coast

Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy a getaway to explore some of the spookiest experiences The Secret Coast has to offer! 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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Top Family Adventures

This school year looks different than most, and finding ways to keep your student(s) engaged and entertained might be a new challenge. Let Coastal Mississippi help in your quest to mix up virtual learning with an extended stay on The Secret Coast! Within the region’s 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline, await endless educational and experiences to take advantage of. Mix in time away from the screen with room to roam and an array of outdoor adventures…

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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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Top Tips for Summer Fishing

Secret Coast summers are prime for great fishing!Learn top tips about how to find the best bite from some of our regional experts. Our charters are taking all necessary precautions to keep anglers safe and healthy, as part of the Coastal Mississippi Promise.  Special thanks to Matt Jargowsky and Amanda Jefferson, both from the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center & Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, and Captain Mike Freeman, Executive Director of the Mississippi Fishing Guides Association and owner of Boat Trash Charters, for sharing these top tips! …

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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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A Family's Virtual Guide to Coastal Mississippi

Right now is not the time for travel, but that doesn't mean that your family has to wait to explore some of The Secret Coast's unique attractions and experiences! Read on to explore Coastal Mississippi virtually, and when the time is right, start planning for your next trip to our 62 miles of shoreline. For the explorers - If adrenaline and the outdoors are beckoning your family, we have the perfect virtual itinerary for you! Biloxi Shrimping Trip Take a trip on the Sailfish with Elementary Explorers to catch a glimpse of what this unique…

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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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Ultimate Family Guide to Coastal Mississippi

As we begin to consider future travel plans, we'rekeeping the health and safety of our family top of mind. Moreover, we're especially mindful of budget, potential time off from work, experiences suited to the entire family, and perhaps most of all, a destination with room to roam. …

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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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