What if one of the world’s best vacations were closer than you think? 62 miles of art, entertainment, food, outdoor adventure and the world’s friendliest people await you in Coastal Mississippi. You’ve seen the commercials, now discover these experiences along The Secret Coast for yourself!

An unforgettable day on the water

Serene scenery leads to lively libations in this uniquely Coastal Mississippi experience! Rent a kayak from Biloxi Bay Kayak Rentals, Adventure Locaters, LLC or any of our partners offering outdoor experiences and enjoy a relaxing ride down the Biloxi River before docking at Your Mama’z House for a casual meal with a great view.

Kayak rental prices vary depending on the vendor, and Your Mama’z House is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight April through September.

Art, nature and family fun

A journey deep into the mind and musings of Walter Inglis Anderson provides an unforgettable outing for the entire family! The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs is dedicated to celebrating the works of Walter Inglis Anderson, whose depictions of the plants, animals and people of Coastal Mississippi have placed him among the forefront of American painters of the Twentieth Century; Walter’s brothers, Peter Anderson and James McConnell Anderson, are also celebrated for their respective artistry.

From Anderson’s most public project (the 3,000 square-foot Ocean Springs Community Center murals) to his most private work (the Little Room murals, an immersive space discovered soon after his death in 1965 and installed at the museum), WAMA is a must-see during your Secret Coast stay. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A doggone great time at the beach

Our furry, four-legged friends enjoy the surf and sand of Coastal Mississippi beaches as much as anyone! The beaches in both Jackson and Hancock counties are pet-friendly, making either a perfect getaway for you and your canine companion – as long as your pup is on a leash!

After a fun day of fetch, it’s time for some coastal cuisine for you and your partner in crime. Both Jackson and Hancock counties offer several pet-friendly restaurants, such as The Blind Tiger in Bay St. Louis and Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs. You can find a full list of places to eat, stay and play with your pup at our Pet Friendly Getaway to Coastal Mississippi Guide.

Check out our interactive map below to discover these coastal experiences for yourself!