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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

Planning to attend the Rapiscan Systems Classic but want to carve out time for the kids during your stay? No problem! Coastal Mississippi is a family's paradise, providingpristine beaches, interactive attractions, and thrilling outdoor excursions the entire family can enjoy off the green.  …

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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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2020 Mardi Gras Parade Guide

One of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras is a parade. And parade we will in Coastal Mississippi! Every community down here knows how to party and they’re all sending invitations your way. The parades on The Secret Coast are family friendly and are always a great time…

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Coastal Mississippi's Guide to The Peter Anderson Festival

Are you planning on attending the South’s premiere arts and crafts festival? You should! Mark your calendars for November 2 – 3, 2019 for the 41 st Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon. We’ve crafted our own How-To guide to ensure you navigate Coastal Mississippi’s biggest festival like a pro. About Named in honor of Peter Anderson, the late master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery ca. 1928, the festival celebrates the arts community at-large, and will see more than 400 artists and crafters selling their…

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The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fishing in Coastal Mississippi

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? "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…

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Water Closures Will Not Dampen Your Fun in Coastal Mississippi

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…

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