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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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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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Ultimate Family Guide to Coastal Mississippi

When planning a family vacation, there are various factors to consider in choosing your perfect destination: budget, potential time off from work,experiences suited to the entire family, and perhaps most of all, a destination with room to roam. You're in luck! Because Coastal Mississippi has endless opportunities to make incredible memories for the entire family…

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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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Get Back to Nature in Coastal Mississippi

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…

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An Insider's Guide to Birding in Coastal Mississippi

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. 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…

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Insider's Guide to Camping in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi is the perfect destination for families, friends and couples who are interested in spending time unplugged, surrounded by natural offerings. When planning a trip to experience the unspoiled beauty of the great outdoors, camping is one of the most affordable options. Proven to help reduce stress and improve emotional and physical health, spending some time venturing outside should be on your vacation goals list! Following is our Insider's Guide to camping in Coastal Mississippi. Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore…

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Ship Island: The Perfect Coastal Mississippi Getaway

Summer is the perfect time to explore the barrier islands that sit just miles off the mainland of Coastal Mississippi. With white-sand beaches and beautiful Gulf waters, the islands are an ideal summer day trip. While all of the barrier islands offer something unique that is worth exploring, Ship Island is the most accessible to travelers thanks to the Ship Island Excursions ferry service out of Gulfport and Biloxi. Photo: Trevor Reid BEFORE YOUR ISLAND ADVENTURE When planning for a trip out to Ship Island, be sure to bring all your beach…

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