The 1960 Biloxi Beach Wade-In lead by Dr. Gilbert R Mason was the beginning of the opening of Gulf Coast beaches to all in 1972. View the historical marker of this indelible event at the foot of the Biloxi Lighthouse.
See our Healthy Travel Information page for the latest information on openings, guidelines, and COVID-19 updates. Masks are no longer required across Coastal Mississippi. All are encouraged to follow safety guidelines outlined by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The Mississippi Gaming Commission is requiring all guests in casinos wear masks.