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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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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

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 shoreline! 1. Drive along the nation’s longest man-made beach 2. Dine on Gulf-fresh seafood at our coastal restaurants 3. Discover public art around every corner 4. Take a deep dive into the region’s marine life at the Mississippi Aquarium 5. Get an awesome deal with the Coastal Mississippi Attractions Pass 6. Try your luck at one of Coastal Mississippi’s 12…

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Spend Your 2021 Labor Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

This Labor Day Weekend is one for the books! Find excitement and relaxation in equal measure in Coastal Mississippi. Easily accessible by car with 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline, our coast provides plenty of room to roam. With plenty to do and see in our tri-county region, you can fill your itinerary and experience as much or as little as you like. Book an Excursion If you're looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy a Coastal Mississippi sunset, book a Ship Island Excursions sunset cruise and enjoy the…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-day festival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming, especially when considering a crowd. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event! The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center has established COVID-19 protocols, including limited capacity, to ensure the health and safety of all…

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Top Five Outdoor Adventures

Feeling a little cooped up these days? We get it. Thankfully, nature trails, waterways, state parks,scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for safe, open-air experiences. 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. …

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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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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 holiday 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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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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