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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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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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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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Top Five Outdoor Adventures

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…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-dayfestival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an awesome time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event…

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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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Winter Fishing in Coastal Mississippi

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…

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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 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…

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