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51+ Coastal Mississippi Hidden Gems on The Secret Coast

Coastal Mississippi is simply an hour’s drive from New Orleans and Cellular. I set out, on four trips inside the previous yr, to seek out some fun, cool, and joyful Coastal Mississippi Hidden Gems, secret spots along The Secret Coast.

Whereas I hoped to seek out perhaps two dozen compelling places, my listing keeps growing. At this point, I will restrict the record to 51. Or a couple of extra. As an alternative of counting, simply go visit Coastal Mississippi and luxuriate in these hidden gems.

Before your next Mississippi Gulf trip, please see these articles about issues to do in Coastal Mississippi:

Please observe that every little thing on this listing shouldn’t be a secret to everyone. In truth, a few of these places are widespread but nonetheless value mentioning so that future guests will take pleasure in them. As Yogi Berra as soon as stated, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” Yes, your favorite Coastal Mississippi secret spot might in the future not be a secret however please understand there are 10,000 extra hidden gems to find.

Thank you to the Coastal Mississippi guests bureau and its companions (lodging, dining, and points of interest) for hosting me on three separate events the previous yr. Particular thank you to the magnificent Public/Media Relations supervisor Anna Roy for helping me explore and discover Coastal Mississippi secret places.

51+ Coastal Mississippi Hidden Gems on The Secret Coast

Secret Public Art Spots

  • Ruth’s Roots, Bay St. Louis. Ruth’s Roots is an excellent funky and colourful group garden with stay animals, games, rest areas, a free library, donation space, and, in fact, a public garden.
  • Fishbone Alley, Gulfport. Fishbone Alley runs between two rows of buildings in downtown Gulfport. Many restaurants again up into Fishbone Alley, making it a energetic destination on weekend evenings. The large “Make It Funky” painted wall is one in every of my favorite issues to see in Coastal Mississippi but your complete alley is colorfully painted—even the electricity and water meters!
  • Biloxi Bay Bridge Mosaics, Ocean Springs. Mosaic tile artist Elizabeth Veglia put in the 120 ft lengthy (longest mosaic paintings in Mississippi) with contributions from four native artists. This lovely mosaic paintings features vibrant coastal Mississippi nature and animal scenes.
  • Tree art. All along the Mississippi coast, oak timber which might be aged, lifeless, or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina (or different reasons) have been lovingly given new lives by local artisans. Trunks and branches of the magnificent oak timber are reworked into animals, angels, or other creations. The first carved tree I keep in mind seeing is in front on the INFINITY Science Middle. Just some days earlier than I visited, lightning struck the oak tree. An eagle was already carved into the remaining tree and extra was to be carried out. Anyone see the finished challenge?
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funky Gulfport Mississippi

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Make it Funky road artwork in Fishbone Alley, Gulfport Mississippi

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angel oak in Bay St Louis MS

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angel oak in Bay St Louis Mississippi

Secret Coastal Mississippi Museums

  • Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum. See spectacular and lavish Mardi Gras krewe costumes, examine area Mardi Gras historical past, and get local info at the Mardi Gras Museum inside the Bay St. Louis Visitor Middle.
  • Maritime & Seafood Business Museum, Biloxi. See tons of of historic gadgets from Coastal Mississippi’s prolonged historical past as Seafood Capital of the World at the Maritime and Seafood Business Museum. I beloved the building setting on Biloxi Bay, its two Biloxi schooner fashions, and the shrimp peeling machine.
  • INFINITY Science Middle, Pearlington. Studying about science is enjoyable at Infinity Science Middle, which also is the official customer middle of NASA’s Stennis Area Middle. At INFINITY, design flood cities, create hurricanes, experience in Apollo 11, do a deep immersive ocean dive and rescue operation, and pose with probably the most highly effective engine ever created.
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Bay St Louis MS Mardi Gras Museum

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Bay St Louis MS Mardi Gras Museum

Secret Coastal Mississippi Artwork Museums

  • Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Artwork, Biloxi. Driving alongside highway 90, the extremely funky buildings designed by Frank Gehry first appeal to your attention. Go to the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum to view the collection of Mississippi Gulf Coast potter George E. Ohr and in addition fascinating and informative displays of the general culture heritage of Coastal Mississippi.
  • Shearwater Pottery, Ocean Springs. Go to the Shearwater Pottery studio to see individually hand-crafted pottery, where the descendants still use method developed by Peter Anderson in 1928. While products from the web site are shipped everywhere in the world, the studio here in Ocean Springs is the one official retail outlet.
  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs. While the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs focuses on the artist/philosopher Walter Anderson, the museum additionally incorporates works from Shearwater (founded by Walter’s brother Peter Anderson) and different Coastal Mississippi artists.
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Ohr-Okeefe Museum of Art in Biloxi MS

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Frank Gehry designed buildings at Ohr-Okeefe Museum of Art in Biloxi MS

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see the group middle mural at Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs

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see the group middle mural at Walter Anderson Museum of Artwork, Ocean Springs

Secret Mississippi Gulf Coast Sunset Spots

OK, there are countless locations alongside the Mississippi coast to observe superb #USGulfCoast sunsets each night time. Listed here are a number of special secret locations I discovered.

  • Biloxi Bay Bridge, Ocean Springs. The photograph at the prime of the article and under was taken from the pedestrian walkway next to the Biloxi Bay Bridge. Earlier than driving over the bridge, exit near McElroy’s on the Bayou and drive to the parking area; that is also the best way to drive to Lovers Lane (see above).
  • DaBayou Bar & Grill, Ocean Springs. For nice sundown views throughout the bayou, convey some pals (or only a particular one) and seize an outdoor table at DaBayou Bar & Grill 30 minutes earlier than sundown.
  • Henderson Level. Between Bay St. Louis and Cross Christian is an space referred to as Henderson Level. The extensive, white sand seashore is often not crowded and an incredible place for a romantic sundown.
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catch a Coastal Mississippi sunset nect to Biloxi Bay Bridge

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catch a Coastal Mississippi sunset next to Biloxi Bay Bridge

Secret Coastal Mississippi Dawn Spots

  • Bay St. Louis. Let’s say you’re staying at Bay Town Inn (an amazing place to remain in Bay St. Louis). To see a pleasant dawn, head to the water, flip right, stroll past the railroad tracks (less than half mile) and decide a spot on the wall or down by the water. Attempt both, as a result of they offer totally different views of the sunrise!
  • Beau Rivage, Biloxi. For those who score a high flooring room dealing with east at Beau Rivage, the dawn views are spectacular. Two of the three mornings I stayed there, the fog was very thick, which made the scene eerie and enjoyable.
  • Front Seashore, Ocean Springs. OK, fact is Entrance Seashore is fantastic for sunsets and I might have included it above. I actually like heading right down to Entrance Seashore although for sunrises. Pelicans and different birds are waking up, dolphins are jumping around, and the US Gulf Coast is beginning to get up.
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Coastal Mississippi dawn from Beau Rivage

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Coastal Mississippi sunrise from Beau Rivage, Biloxi

Secret Coastal Mississippi Adventures

  • Biloxi Shrimping Journey is tremendous entertaining and informative. Dave, the first mate, has everyone laughing inside a couple of minutes and he has the bravest youngsters (of all ages) touching sea critters before the top of the excursion. The Biloxi Shrimping Journey is certainly a enjoyable factor to do in Biloxi. #BigShrimpin
  • McCoy’s Swamp and River Tour, Pascagoula. Working from the Pascagoula River Audubon Middle, McCoy’s Swamp & River Tour is a enjoyable and informative (shhh!) Coastal Mississippi journey. Look for eagles, ospreys, and different wildlife along one in every of USA’s most pristine wilderness environments.
  • Mississippi Sandhill Crane Nationwide Wildlife Refuge, Gautier. The only place on this listing north of I-10 is Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. Here you’ll be able to hike among pine forests, see orchids and carnivorous crops (cool!), and perhaps glimpse a uncommon Mississippi sandhill crane or two.
  • Paddles Up, Ocean Springs. Paddles Up is a enjoyable journey and clothes retailer in Ocean Springs but additionally they operate yoga courses and guided trips and lease SUP and kayaks. Tell Amanda I prompt you go to!
  • Pascagoula River Audubon Middle kayak journey. Another Coastal Mississippi journey risk is to lease a kayak from Pascagoula River Audubon Middle. I brought a half and half po’ boy from Bozo’s and had a superb #LiquidRoadTrip expertise, highlighted by gator and sandhill crane sightings.
  • Wolf River Canoe & Kayak, Cross Christian. Permit 2-5 hours for a #LiquidRoadTrip along the Wolf River. Convey a cooler with your personal drinks and meals, and let Wolf River Canoe & Kayak present the boat and directions. Look for petrified stones alongside the river banks on this Coastal Mississippi adventure.
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kayaking from Pascagoula Audubon River Middle

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gator sighting while kayaking from Pascagoula Audubon River Middle

Secret Tree Spots in coastal Mississippi

The Friendship Oak in Lengthy Seashore is magnificent and probably the most well-known tree alongside Coastal Mississippi. Bask among the many dozens of different stay oak timber close to it on the campus of College of Southern Mississippi. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has lots of of lovely oak timber and listed here are some of my favorites.

  • Lover’s Lane, Ocean Springs. The road is lined with previous oaks. The largest and most majestic one came down a couple of years ago and I have a pen made out of its wooden. See the remaining earlier than they perish!
  • Moss Level. Moss Point, just north of Pascagoula, has many beautiful oak timber. At the least one road has a nice oak tree canopy.
  • Previous Spanish Trail, Move Christian. Stroll, bike, or drive (slowly) alongside Previous Spanish Path (East Scenic Drive) to admire the great waterfront houses but principally the beautiful oak timber.
  • Ruskin Oak, Ocean Springs. Stroll or journey on Ruskin Avenue and see dozens of big oak timber. The oldest is the Ruskin Oak however notice that it’s set back on personal property.
  • Anthony’s Beneath the Oaks, Ocean Springs. Some lovely oak timber encompass Anthony’s in Ocean Springs and the adjacent The Julep Room. That is additionally a pleasant setting to observe sunsets over the Previous Fort Bayou.
  • Mary Mahoney’s, Biloxi. Whether or not or not you select to eat here, visit Mary Mahoney’s for the beautiful oak tree masking the entry method.
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oak road in Moss Point, Pascagoula, Mississippi

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oak road in Moss Point, Mississippi

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Ruskin oak tree in Ocean Springs MS

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Ruskin oak tree in Ocean Springs MS

Secret Coastal Mississippi Breakfast Spots

  • Greenhouse on Porter, Ocean Springs. They name themselves Biscuit Springs for a cause. Well, Greenhouse on Porter creates totally different savory and candy biscuits every day, encouraging day by day visits. I know I might if I lived within the space! Sit in the greenhouse and snap an image of Marigold, the resident cat who has her personal Instagram account.
  • KnuckleHeads, Ocean Springs. Occupying a fuel station just a little previous the primary downtown Ocean Springs part of Washington avenue, KnuckleHeads is a popular place with craft draft beer and eclectic southern entrees. Once they have crawfish, get them organized! For breakfast, empanadas and burritos hit the spot!
  • Le Cafe Beignet, Biloxi. The Shrimp & Grits at Le Cafe Beignet may be second greatest in Mississippi, after Chef Austin’s model at White Pillars (in fact!).
  • Mockingbird Cafe, Bay St Louis. The tagline at Mockingbird Cafe is “Happiness is Homemade.” I really like that, plus their “Skip the Plastic” policy, however most of all their meals. Whatever breakfast merchandise you order (pulled pork and grits is one suggestion), go for the aspect of potatoes. They are so good!
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biscuits at Greenhouse on Porter, Ocean Springs

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biscuits at Greenhouse on Porter, Ocean Springs

Secret Casual Places to Eat in Coastal Mississippi

  • Bozo’s Grocery, Pascagoula. Exceptional po’ boy in a “locals only” surroundings that can also be welcoming to guests. I recommend ordering the half oyster, half shrimp po’ boy at Bozo’s.
  • Le Bakery & Cafe, Biloxi. Superb French bread mixed with ethnic fusion results in fascinating and attractive options at Le Bakery & Cafe. I attempted a yellow coconut Thai curry hen po’ boy that I nonetheless dream about. Gotta return soon!
  • Mikey’s on the Bayou, Ocean Springs. Grab a seat on the surface porch of Mikey’s on the Bayou and luxuriate in a dozen native uncooked oysters for $7 whereas overlooking the bayou. So good!
  • Critical Bread, Bay St. Louis. Come to Critical Bread in Bay St. Louis for the artisan recent breads but keep for the unimaginable hen salad. I call it the deconstructed hen salad sandwich stop!
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oysters at Mikey’s on the Bayou, Ocean Springs

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oysters at Mikey’s on the Bayou, Ocean Springs (sure, I ordered cooked ones this time!)

Coastal Mississippi Hidden Gem Restaurants

While the above two classes particularly coated breakfast and informal dining, the next are some of my favorite Coastal Mississippi restaurants.

  • Eat Drink Love, Ocean Springs. The roast beef sandwich and recent salads at Eat Drink Love are exceptional. Attempt the present infused spirit should you dare at this small boutique eatery situated in The Roost in Ocean Springs.
  • Fatsumo, Cross Christian. Attempt the artistic and recent sushi in an off the crushed path location at Fatsumo in Cross Christian. Perhaps most impressive to me was that one among Coastal Mississippi’s prime cooks informed me Scott Meinka at Fatsumo is a rock star chef.
  • Vestige, Ocean Springs. Gastronomy gem Alex Perry lately acquired a semifinalist nomination for the James Beard Award in the Greatest Chef: South category. Perhaps Vestige just isn’t a secret but nonetheless GO THERE! His creations awaken all of the senses—powerfully colorful and vivid taste mixtures. An example from my most up-to-date visit was the black-eyed pea miso paste salmon (see photograph under).
  • White Pillars, Biloxi. If French Hermit oysters from Deer Island are on the menu, get them organized! Chef Austin Sumrall all the time delivers delicious regionally inspired dishes and says these oysters might be served inside two hours of leaving the water. Talking of dishes, White Pillars serves their lovely choices on Satterfield Pottery plates from Oxford, Mississippi (I really like them!).
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native French Hermit oysters at White Pillars in Biloxi MS

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local French Hermit oysters at White Pillars in Biloxi MS

Coastal Mississippi Lodging Hidden Gems

For extra Mississippi Gulf Coast lodging options, see: Enjoyable Coastal Mississippi Lodges.

  • Entrance Seashore Cottages, Ocean Springs. Situated on a quiet residential road and a quick ten minute walk to downtown Ocean Springs or the beachfront, Front Seashore Cottages is a fun place to stay in Coastal Mississippi. Choose from four separate cottages (I tried Bellande and Key West) and use their complimentary bicycles and kayaks to discover the world.
  • The Grand Magnolia Ballroom and Suites, Pascagoula. The Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula is a nicely renovated historic inn. In case you can, keep in The Little Gem as I did, which is the room used by Jimmy Buffett before his newest live performance in his start city of Pascagoula.
  • Gulf Hills Lodge and Conference Middle, Ocean Springs. The Love Me Tender, Love Me Suite at Gulf Hills Inns is a three bedroom, 2,000 square ft suite with vintage Elvis Presley memorabilia. Deliver your entourage!
  • Lodge Move Christian. There are 10 complete rooms at Lodge Cross Christian but the four oversized suites have full kitchens, wet bars, and personal patios!
  • The Inn at Ocean Springs. Situated right on Washington Avenue, within the coronary heart of downtown Ocean Springs, is the uber-cool The Inn at Ocean Springs. Avenue Suite is about behind Mackey Suite, but each are elegantly furnished, luxuriously appointed, and freshly up to date as of March 2019. Additionally take a look at the not-so-secret award profitable The Roost (its sister property), about two blocks away.
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Mackey Suite, Inn at Ocean Springs

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Mackey Suite, Inn at Ocean Springs

Secret Coast Funness Along the Mississippi Coast

  • Biloxi Brewing. Situated a block from MGM subject, Biloxi Brewing is an ideal stop before or after a Biloxi Shuckers recreation or any time.
  • Cat Island Coffehouse and Move Christian Books. Housed in the same constructing, Cat Island Coffeehouse serves up drips and treats while Cross Christian Books feeds the thoughts. The building presents a loft with an immense assortment of books by Mississippi authors and out of doors seating to take pleasure in those drinks and reads.
  • Hops and Growlers, Ocean Springs. I really like Hops and Growlers for many causes but one is the grit beer. Hope they have it once you go to. If not, they have no less than 15 other craft beers to sample.
  • Jimmy Buffet seashore, bridge and childhood house, Pascagoula. All Parrotheads should go to Jimmy Buffett’s childhood house in Pascagoula, then the renamed Buffett Seashore and Buffett Bridge.
  • The Wilbur, Ocean Springs. Situated at The Roost, The Wilbur is a superbly designed craft cocktail bar. Ensure you visit the Al Capone speakeasy room.
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Jimmy Buffett bridge in Pascagoula

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Jimmy Buffett bridge in Pascagoula MS

Coastal Mississippi Instagrammable Places

In addition to the 62 miles of sugar sand seashores, the Make It Funky check in Fishbone Alley, and countless other Mississippi coast scenes, the next are some probably cool Secret Coast Selfie Spots.

  • INFINITY Science Middle. Take a selfie at INFINITY with the Saturn V Rocket, probably the most highly effective engine ever made.
  • Sharkheads, Biloxi. The big shark mouth surrounding the doorway door at Sharkheads is a enjoyable Coastal Mississippi selfie spot.
  • Souvenir Metropolis, Biloxi. Enter Souvenir Metropolis by means of the outsized gator mouth but not till you’re taking a number of selfies in your Instagram account.
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Infinity Science Middle in Mississippi

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Infinity Science Middle is a enjoyable Coastal Mississippi selfie spot

Wow, indeed I listed more than 51 secret spots in Coastal Mississippi. How many of these Mississippi Coast off the crushed path places do you know about? Or visit?

Please depart a remark with some other Coastal Mississippi hidden gems I ought to take a look at.


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