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Imagine the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. With 26 miles of white sand beach bordering the quaint towns and bustling communities of the MS Gulf Coast, it’s an area with a personality all its own. Not to mention affordable, convenient to amenities, fulfilling, and fun.
The gulf waters are perfect for swimming and sailing, and saltwater fishermen will feel right at home among the speckled trout, red snapper, and bill fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Charter boats are available year-round for deep-sea fishing, or simply cast your line from a pier or the shore. Rivers and two large bays provide great brackish-water fishing. Islands a little bit out from shore are great for beachcombing, picnicking or camping. A cruise to historic Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island is perfect for an afternoon getaway.
Eleven casinos dot the coastline with their bright lights, gaming excitement, and Vegas-style fun. In addition to slot machines and games like blackjack and roulette, the casinos also offer world-class entertainment with first-rate dining, national entertainers and sporting events. Whether you’re eating at one of the casinos or at any of the extraordinary restaurants on the MS Gulf Coast, you will undoubtedly enjoy the freshest of gulf seafood. Giant oysters and shrimp and savory redfish are just a few of the region’s specialties.
Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi and the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport are key additions to the community with over 17,000 military personnel, dependents and civilians working and living in the area. Retired military personnel can take advantage of medical, recreational, BX and commissary services on the bases or at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in Biloxi.
The rich, diverse culture of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is highlighted during the many festivals throughout the year. For example, the region’s French Catholic heritage is the foundation for Mardi Gras celebrations and parades, while blues and jazz festivals take it to the stage with their unique brands of music. The Oyster Festival, Crawfish Festival and Biloxi Shrimp Festival celebrate local delicacies. The MS Gulf Coast enjoys a vibrant artistic presence. The local flora and fauna were the inspiration behind Walter Anderson’s prints, and his work is showcased in the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Numerous other galleries and events, including the Peter Anderson festival in the fall, highlight the talent of the artistic community, while the provocative Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art features world-renowned artists.
The MS Gulf Coast has more than 20 challenging golf courses designed by such famed golf architects as Palmer, Pate, Nicklaus, and Love. Thanks to great weather, golf is one of the most popular sports on the coast, and the pleasant breeze blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico makes a great excuse for that problematic slice.
Now, imagine true Southern hospitality—on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi!
Biloxi is one of the oldest communities in the country, having first been settled in 1699. Today, the city is a cultural melting pot, with a year ’round schedule of celebrations, set against a backdrop of sugar-white sand beaches, great deep-sea or freshwater fishing, an array of championship golf courses, museums and historic sites, tantalizing seafood restaurants, and the excitement of 24-hour non-stop casino resorts. Click here for more info.
Did you know that the Mississippi Gulf Coast was recently named the top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine? Click here for more info.
Long Beach, Mississippi was incorporated as a town on August 10, 1905, though it had been a growing settlement for a number of years prior to that date. It's history depicts the courage, the commitment, and the perseverance of its early settlers, the forebears of many present-day Long Beach residents, as they cleared the land, built their homes, their churches, and overcame obstacles such as those which were faced by all early pioneers. Truly they left to us, their descendants and the citizens of this town, a goodly heritage. Click here for more info.
“The Pass” is known throughout the region as a place of legends and lore, resiliency and history, a place where we live in relaxed splendor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our history is constantly redefined as we reveal the echoes of our storied past: from our historic homes to magnificent oaks from boating to beaches. Our past is the story of resilience: from devastating storms to heroic recovery, we never allow hard times to dampen our spirits or our commitment to prosperity for future generations. Click here for more info.
For decades, Bay St. Louis has been one of the most beloved places on the Gulf Coast. Both commercial and residential real estate is prized, with historic Old Town values consistently among the highest in the state.