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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

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 shoreline! 1. Drive along the nation’s longest man-made beach 2. Dine on Gulf-fresh seafood at our coastal restaurants 3. Discover public art around every corner 4. Take a deep dive into the region’s marine life at the Mississippi Aquarium 5. Get an awesome deal with the Coastal Mississippi Attractions Pass 6. Try your luck at one of Coastal Mississippi’s 12…

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Find Ultimate Relaxation in Coastal Mississippi

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…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-day festival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming, especially when considering a crowd. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event! The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center has established COVID-19 protocols, including limited capacity, to ensure the health and safety of all…

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Top Five Outdoor Adventures

Feeling a little cooped up these days? We get it. Thankfully, nature trails, waterways, state parks,scenic campgrounds and more make Coastal Mississippi an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for safe, open-air experiences. 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. …

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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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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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The Ultimate Guide to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon Weekend

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…

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A Pillar of Fine Dining on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

When Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife, Tresse, moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Birmingham, AL., it wasn’t simply because she’s from the area. It was because they knew how much potential the Coast had, and that it’s “poised for a breakout”. That’s why they’ve just opened White Pillars this week: to make a difference on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many Coast residents remember the White Pillars of old (1969-1989), with its world-famous “Eggplant Josephine”, the massive white columns that faced the beach and for which the restaurant…

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Changing Lives, One Meal at a Time

No matter where you are, opening a restaurant can be one of the riskiest decisions a person can make. Roughly 60% of restaurants fail within the first year, while close to 80% never make it to their fifth anniversary. The Starfish Café in downtown Bay St. Louis is months away from its fifth anniversary, and did we mention it’s a nonprofit that allows you to pay what you want when eating there? That’s right, the Starfish Café is a farm-to-table nonprofit organization that teaches cooking skills, financial literacy, resiliency training and other…

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