Whether your ideal restorative getaway includes digging your toes in our 26 miles of white sandy beaches, basking in the views of the Mississippi Sound on a sunset cruise, surrounding yourself with nature in our parks or on our waterways, or savoring delicious local cuisine and enjoying a deep tissue massage at one of our world-class casino resort properties, we’ve got you covered. Sit back, relax, and explore how you can catch some rejuvenating rays – and some well-deserved Zzzz’s – along the Secret Coast.
Coastal Mississippi boasts 62 miles of scenic shoreline with endless miles of white-sand beaches along its mainland – the perfect backdrop to your relaxation-cation. In addition to leisurely strolls in the sand, you can rent a chair and umbrella for the day at one of numerous beach vendor locations, including Belly Up Beach Chairs in Ocean Springs, and fall asleep to the gentle sounds of water and wildlife. For a full day at the beach, you can book a luxury picnic setup with Coastal Picnic & Co., or rent a firepit by day’s end to roast marshmallows and have a delicious dinner catered beachside by Food, Booze & Hiccups, taking all your decision-making off the table. All that’s left to do is soak in the relaxing sights of a Coastal Mississippi sunset and enjoy your al fresco dining experience.
If your idea of relaxation calls for time on the water, there are several ways to capture an immersive experience on our coastal waters. Book a boat cruise and enjoy the Mississippi Sound – perhaps a Ship Island Excursions dolphin-watching cruise or sunset cocktail cruise – and take in the region’s coastline from the ideal vantage point. To get up close and personal with one of our many blueways, you can rent a kayak or paddleboard, taking in the relaxing sights of local flora and fauna as you find your ultimate peace on the water.
Enjoy a side of exploration with your relaxation? Our greenways are some of nature’s greenest, and Coastal Mississippi offers several biking and hiking trails across our three coastal counties. A part of the Gulf Coast National Seashore, the Davis Bayou Area in Jackson County offers hiking and biking opportunities, as well as picnicking areas if you pack a lunch. This park also features the Davis Bayou Trail, almost two miles of coastal forest and bayous, allowing visitors to hike and commune with nature on foot. For a longer hike, the Tuxachanie Hiking Trail provides almost 14 miles of longleaf pine covered ridges, pitcher plant savannas and flooded tupelo/bald cypress swamps. Pack plenty of water for this adventure!
For a truly indulgent relaxing experience, we recommend a massage at one of our 20 area spas, with several located within our luxurious casino resorts. Whether you seek aromatherapy services at Senses Spa & Salon at the IP Casino Resort & Spa, hydrating body wraps and water therapy treatments at Bellissimo Spa & Salon at Harrah’s Gulf Coast, or more indulgent services like caviar facials and microdermabrasion at the Beau Rivage Spa & Salon, you deserve to relax and unwind. Treat yourself.
How do you like to relax in Coastal Mississippi?
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