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12 Exciting Things to Do in Biloxi Bay, Mississippi

Ishaan Govardhan Dec 2, 2019
In the wake of the massive destruction left behind by 2005's Hurricane Katrina, Biloxi Bay is still rebuilding and recovering. You'll find inspiration in the resilient spirit of the locals, during your visit. Its vibrant nightlife scene is back to what it once was, and there are enough attractions here to make you want to extend your stay.

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Drive by Biloxi Bay's signature landmark: the 61 ft Biloxi Lighthouse. It guides ships to safety over the Mississippi Sound. Since 1848, this simple cast-iron lighthouse has miraculously withstood every hurricane that came upon it.

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Follow the scent of open water, and eventually you'll find yourself at Biloxi Beach. There are several other beaches to visit along the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Once you start strolling on these soft sands, it's not easy to stop.

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Hop in the car and go for a slow, scenic road trip along the coastline. The Front Beach Drive in Ocean Springs is probably Biloxi Bay's most memorable route.

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Check out the friendliest sea creatures you'll ever meet, at Ocean Adventures Marine Park. This is your chance to get up close and personal with excited dolphins and adorable sea lions.

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Get in touch with nature and embark on a peaceful hike along the Fontainebleau Nature Trail of the sprawling Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. This is one of the last remaining havens for the endangered beauty that is the Mississippi sandhill crane.

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Join the local fishermen on one of their daily shrimping trips. Just book yourself a seat on a trawler and let the experts show you how it's done. The Biloxi Cruise Company, LLC offering this quintessential Biloxi experience 1954!
Follow the shrimps' journey from the Mississippi to your plate. Biloxi is known for its delectable seafood, particularly the shrimp or crawfish étouffée.

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While you decide where to go next, take a refreshing break at Grind Coffee & Nosh cafe. If coffee is not really your thing, sip some Barq's Root Beer instead. After all, Biloxi is the city where it was invented back in 1898!

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Besides Tom Fazio's 18-hole golf course at the Beau Rivage, there are other links in Biloxi to choose from, like the Great Southern Golf Club or the Bay Breeze Golf Course. So be sure to pack your golf clubs on this trip!

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Catch a thrilling game of baseball at MGM Park, the home of the Minor League Biloxi Shuckers. Cheer for the home team alongside the locals!

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Let loose at the colorful Mardi Gras Parade festivities that take over Biloxi Bay every year. Carnival season seems to take on a life of its own, here on the Gulf Coast.

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Many of Biloxi's casinos were washed out to sea back in 2005. But places like the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino are back in business (it reopened on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina). So place your bets and good luck!