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With mild winters, it’s the perfect time to enjoy one of Coastal Mississippi’s signature experiences – fishing! We asked several of our local charter captains about winter fishing, and they had plenty of expert insight to share.


What makes winter and early spring fishing in Coastal Mississippi unique?

“This time of year is productive for redfish, black drum and sheepshead. Speckled trout and flounder are not seen as much, but you can still catch some action inshore,” said Biloxi Cruise Company, LLC, Owner Mike Moore.

Nearshore reefs are

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.

Are you in need of some me time? If you’ve been neglecting self-care, Coastal Mississippi is the place for rest and rejuvenation. With world-class spas, healing yoga centers, and 26 miles of white sandy beaches to explore at your own pace, our tri-county region will meet your every wellness need.

Spas

You can’t spell time without -me, so why bother neglecting ME time? Coastal Mississippi boasts several spas offering a wide array of customizable pampering sessions. Head to one of our world-class casino spas for the ultimate relaxation

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

Spending time in nature can be a great way to decompress after a long day at the office. The natural advantages of being outside include health benefits that are hard to match, plus you and your family can make memories that will last a lifetime. From soaking up the sun on the beach to working up a sweat on the trail, you can find so much to do in the area. Check out the best ways to get back to nature on The Secret Coast!

Enjoy A Quiet Beach

While the Gulf Coast is not short on options for fun in the sun, some beaches may prove a little too

This Labor Day Weekend, why not treat yourself to a weekend full of adventure in one of the most charming destinations around? Coastal Mississippi has continued to add incredible amenities to what was an already impressive lineup of offerings to its visitors. With more fun to be had here than ever before, you just have to decide how many adventures you can squeeze into your itinerary!


Book an Excursion to the Barrier Islands

Arguably the most authentic Coastal Mississippi experience you can have is at one of our six gorgeous 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

Nature trails, waterways, state parks, scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Not to mention, the consistently warm weather allows for year-round exploration! Whether you enjoy kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, or just taking in the views of nature, there’s an adventure waiting for you on The Secret Coast.

#1: Kayak Coastal Waterways

Kayak your way through the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blueways. These water trails offer a thrilling experience for paddlers at all skill levels. Discover

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline!

1. Explore INFINITY Science Center.

2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

Test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center

3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore.

4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign.

5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi

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