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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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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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Brunch in Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi is widely known for its incredible seafood, fresh from the Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico. Although lunch and dinner are opportune times to devour samplings from our generous Gulf, we think brunch is another perfect way to enjoy our region's bounties. For inspiration on where to indulge in a decadent (or more health-conscious) brunch with friends or family, check out our curated list of staples! For a full list of restaurants,click here. Happy brunching! …

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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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Plan Your Next Guys Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

When you're not watching Vijay Singh rack up birdies at the Rapiscan Systems Classic this March, you'll need an itinerary of activities to enjoy with your buddies off the green. Check out Coastal Mississippi's suggestions below! Charter Fishing What better way to immerse yourself in Coastal Mississippi culture than to take advantage of some of the best sport fishing in the world? With charter fishing companies from Pascagoula to Waveland, and everywhere in between, there are countless options available to book a trip and land the big one…

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Girls’ Getaway Guide to Coastal Mississippi

Country Living, Cosmopolitan and Southern Living all agree that Coastal Mississippi is an ideal destination for a girls’ getaway! White-sand beaches, fabulous boutique hotels, lively casinos, relaxing spas, authentic restaurants, and a heavy dose of Southern charm all make for a memorable trip with the girls. We invite you to explore these exciting opportunities when you're not observing the Rapiscan Systems Classic tournament. The weekend doesn't have to be all things golf! Round up your besties and enjoy your few days in Coastal Mississippi fora girls weekend…

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Celebrate Black History Month in Coastal Mississippi

Learn from and engage with unique opportunities and places of historical significance during Black History Month in Coastal Mississippi! February presents educational, entertainment and engagement experiences for visitors and residents alike, paying homage to sacrifices, considering our progress, and reinforcing a commitment to an even brighter future. The points of interest, exhibits and more listed below create a phenomenal self-guided experience, or expand your trip by using our 2-day group itinerary…

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