Oceansprings Mississippi Travel
My husband and I recently had the chance to escape to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi for a few days for our annual vacation. This summer we visited the Secretcoast and shared all our experiences and all the good things we ate, drank and did on the Mississippi coast. Do it yourself and recharge your batteries on your coastal excursion to Mississippi, because you can't wait to experience the beauty of the Mississippi, its beautiful beaches and amazing food and drink.
What follows is a list of some of our favorite spots along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana coast. Visit the O'Keefe Museum to visit the Mississippi River Museum of Art and Mardi Gras Museum, Mississippi State University. Get funky, learn about the area and its history, and visit some of the most popular restaurants, bars and shops along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
If you're visiting the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with your kids this summer, plan to attend the annual South Mississippi Summer Fair.
For travelers who are looking for more glamour and character but don't want to stay in town, the South Mississippi Summer Fair is available with its many attractions. The seaside fair will run July 4-7 and begin at the Mississippi State Fairground in Biloxi, Mississippi, about an hour south of Hattiesburg. I hosted my son in one of the restaurants and attractions listed in this story. Find a place centrally located on the Mississippi coast and see if it's available for travelers who are more interested in glamour than character and don't mind staying out of town.
Located just a few miles south of Hattiesburg on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Front Beach Cottages is a great place to stay on the Mississippi Coast. This mid-range hotel makes it easy to explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast with your child, and is within walking distance of many attractions and restaurants along the coast and Gulf of Mexico.
There are two public jetties for fishing and crabbing, one anchored at one end and one at the other. There are several restaurants and shops along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as a number of shops and restaurants on the beach.
If you're looking for a fun and affordable family vacation on the beach, you'll love the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The water is also warm and shallow, making it a great place for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and other activities. If you're interested in the best things to do in Biloxi and Gulfport, have a look at our guide.
Our Mississippi Gulf Coast travel guide helps you visit all the beaches and attractions along the Gulf Coast. Here are some family-friendly activities on the Gulf Coast, including kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and other activities in Biloxi and Gulfport and more.
A visit to Ocean Springs would not be complete without a look at Washington Avenue, which recently received the Great American Main Street Award. This unique small shop and restaurant is considered the most beautiful downtown on the Mississippi coast. The epicenter of downtown activity is the well-appointed Inn of Ocean Springs, which is, as its name suggests, "the best hotel on the Gulf Coast," with a full-service restaurant and bar.
Ocean Springs is surrounded by some of the nation's largest national seacoasts and offers easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf Islands, which include Florida and Mississippi, as well as the Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Coast National Park.
Four major airports are within reasonable distance of Ocean Springs, and the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR is just a short drive from downtown and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Coast National Park. Davis Bayou Campground is located east of Ocean Springs in central Mississippi and is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is located on the west side of the Gulf Island, south of the Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge and west of St. Louis.
When you reach the city limits of Ocean Springs, take the Gulf Island exit at the southern end of the exit and enter the freeway. If you enter the city of Ocean Springs from the west side of the Gulf Island and enter the ocean, you take exit ramps and enter the parking lot by the sea on the north side.
You can also reach the city of Ocean Springs from the Gulf Island exit at the southern end of the exit and exit the highway on the north side of Atlantic Boulevard.
Climb the 57 steps to Biloxi's Lighthouse and enjoy the sights from your seat on the train, including the building where Barq's root beer was originally made and sold.
The US 90 crosses St. Louis Bay to the west and is a beachfront highway that runs for 36 miles through Iberville before entering the urban beach areas of Gulfport and Biloxi. The statue in Ibersville stands at what the residents of Ocean Springs call the highest point on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and can be seen from the first stop of the train, the Gulf of Mexico Bridge. On the way to the Gulf port, the tour stops at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, which commemorates the 170 Gulf Coast victims of Mississippi who lost their lives in the storm in 2006.