Mississippi Gulf Coast Beach Area
If you are visiting the Saint Tammany Parish area, one thing that you want to make sure that you do is spend a day planning an excursion where you go to the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches.
Fun filled day of activities at the beach:
• Fishing from the pier
• Golf near the beach
• Lodging if you stay overnight
• Live events like music by the water
• Local fares like eateries
• Shopping for a souvenir
• Water activities like jet skis and kayaks
Visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast is something you can plan ahead of time or just take off with the information have provided below. Make sure that you go online and look at the various types of activities that maybe you want to do. For example, if you want to take the kids to the beach during the day while hubby is out playing golf with his father and the guys, you can definitely do that. There is something for everyone in Bay St Louis and Old Town which has been reborn after the BIG storm, hurricane Katrina.
As there are over 62 miles of beach, and 26 miles of white sand, you’re definitely find a spot in the Sun or in the shade here if you bring your umbrella!
Barrier Islands and Ship Island
Because there are barrier islands that limit the amount of strong winds that can come in, this is the perfect area for water related activities and kids won’t have to worry about being pulled in by rip currents. You can safely let them relax and play along the Mississippi and they can enjoy the water and have a fun filled time. Just drive along the long stretch of massive beaches, and you can pull over and access a photographic moment anytime you want.
Rest Stations and Showers On The Beach – You can stop at Long Beach Harbor, the Coliseum, Jones Park Courthouse Road, as these are stations that you can utilize a long way.
JET SKI AND WATER SPORT RENTALS – Because we know you definitely want to do the water related activities, be sure to check out any of the local beach gear rental companies, or rent jet skis, kayaks and other water related equipment.
As you make your way along the Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian and Bay St Louis area, you can find that you’re very ready to set up a chair and umbrella in no time!
Great Food And Fun In Bay Saint Louis
The Mississippi Coast is also known for its many casinos which have live entertainment and some of the best buffets meals on the whole Gulf Coast. The Alaskan King Crab has become one of the reasons people come from all around to eat at these buffets. Picture to the right are blue crabs which are caught locally and boiled in a spicy mixture. These also taste great. Many people prefer the Hollywood Casino in Bay Saint Louis. I have to say it has great food including whole fried catfish, prime rib, boiled shrimp, clams and much more because my wife and I ate there March 2015 and it’s worth every penny! We both ate for under $50 and that included everything you could want. I’m not a gambler or gamer but I do love to eat. The Hollywood is the closest casino to Saint Tammany Parish and is only about 30 minutes from Slidell, LA.
Take a day and explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast and see the area that almost disappeared after it was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005. Visit Bay Saint Louis which was ground zero. The town has come back bigger and better then ever. It’s an amazing town on the Gulf that shows you what people can do when they are determined to recover and re-build their town.
Types Of Crabs Served At Mississippi And Louisiana Gulf Coast Casinos
- Dungeness Crab – popular crab prized for its sweet and tender flesh.
- Alaska Red King Crab Legs – decadent flavor and savory taste makes it a favorite.
- Snow Crab – sweet taste and often dipped on a butter sauce while eating.
- Blue Crab – fresh from the waters around Mississippi when in season. These are a local favorite that are boiled in a spicy mix and served whole as pictures above.
- Stone Crab Claws – a BIG favorite when available. Just the biggest claw is served while the crab goes back into the ocean to re-grow the missing claw.
Crabs can be found at all of the casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I have seen four different types of crabs served on one buffet. You will also find an array of seafood like fresh Gulf Coast jumbo shrimp, fried oysters, catfish, frog legs and if you are lucky alligator tail. Alligator has a sweet taste and many think they are eating chicken with a different texture. For those with a seafood allergy you will find rib-eye steak, prime rib, roast, chicken, all of the sides and a desert bar that’s sure to please all.