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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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Coastal Mississippi Holiday Bingo

This time of year along The Secret Coast is simply magical. While you may have had to change your plans on how to celebrate the holiday season, we hope that you will enjoy our fun challenge of exploring Coastal Mississippi in a new way! Whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy The Secret Coast’s temperate climate in the great outdoors, explore our beautiful coastal communities and their seasonal offerings, or celebrate from the comfort of your own home, there are numerous ways to safely experience coastal holiday cheer with family members of…

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A Seasonal Staycation on The Secret Coast

As the year draws to a close, ‘tis the season to celebrate and spend quality time with family and friends. While you may not be able to take that skiing trip or cross an international destination off your bucket list this holiday season, unforgettable memories are waiting to be made right here on The Secret Coast. The region’s 62 miles of scenic shoreline boast a temperate climate year-round, so there is plenty of outdoor fun to be had. Add a plethora of holiday events and seasonal culinary offerings, and you and your loved ones are sure to…

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Coastal Mississippi's Guide to The Peter Anderson Festival

Are you planning on attending the South’s premiere arts and crafts festival? You should! Mark your calendars for November 7-8, 2020 for the 42nd 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. Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your…

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Halloween on The Secret Coast

Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy a getaway to explore some of the spookiest experiences The Secret Coast has to offer! Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. …

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The Ultimate Guide to Cruisin' The Coast

Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and 2020! 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. …

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Football Sports Betting

Before booking, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. Since the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino took in the first legalized sports bet in Mississippi two years ago, Coastal Mississippi has become a premier destination for sports betting, offered at each of our twelve casinos! With…

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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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Explore Like A Travel Blogger

Travel writers possess the remarkable ability to transport their readers across the world, allowing them to embark on an adventure through inspirational, educational, and informative content from the comfort of their own homes. Coastal Mississippi has had the honor of working with some exceptionally talented writers, who have beautifully portrayed their journey and experiences across our 62 miles of scenic shoreline in their own, unique ways. At this time, we encourage you to explore the world through the eyes of travel writers, starting with…

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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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