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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon is almost here, and soon you will be able to show off all of your hard work on the courses December 14-15. We know you may have a few questions about the weekend, and we’re here to answer them. Runners have been training for months, so instead of telling you how to best prepare for the race, we’ve created this guide to ensure you have a fun, stress-free weekend participating in a beachside run and enjoying everything Coastal Mississippi has to offer!

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

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 41st 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.

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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

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

Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and #2 in 2019! America’s Largest Block Party celebrates antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Car enthusiasts from 40 states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive in Coastal Mississippi once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops sprinkled throughout our 62 miles of coastline. 

Football Sports Betting

August 13, 2019

On August 1, 2018, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino took in the first legalized sports bet in the history of Mississippi. In the short year since, Coastal Mississippi has quickly become a premier destination for sports betting, offered at each of our twelve casinos! With the college and professional football regular seasons right around the corner, there’s no better time to discover the world of sports betting in Coastal Mississippi.

Whether you’re betting for your favorite team (or against your rivals) or making your choice for league MVP, sports

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,

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

For many of us, boarding the pets we love so much before a getaway simply isn’t an option. Whether it’s a dog, a cat, or an emotional therapy peacock, the destinations that allow you to bring your beloved animals are often going to be the most appealing choices when deciding where to vacation.

Luckily, Coastal Mississippi offers numerous activities as well as places to stay, all with furry friends in tow. Disclaimer: if you have an exotic animal you wish to bring along to one of these places, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and confirm

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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