Cool Off and Go Coast


The Mississippi Gulf Coast is waiting for you to come explore it, and there’s no better time than summer. July and August are hot, so cool off and get refreshed with a coastal getaway.

Escape to the Islands

Six islands sit off the Coast, each offering unique character and adventure. Take a ferry to tour historic Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island, a beautifully preserved brick fortification completed in 1868, or charter a boat for a day of bird-watching, swimming, and relaxing on Horn Island.


Book a Charter Boat

Charter boats offer a great way to experience everything the Gulf has to offer. Watch dolphins jumping, feel the breeze aboard a sailboat, or find the perfect private picnic spot for you and your family.


Paddle to Adventure

There are plenty of opportunities to paddle a kayak in the warm Gulf waters or calm back bays. Or opt for something even more laid-back like finding your true balance with paddleboard yoga.


Cruise the Coast

Explore the islands, sail the seas, or just kick back, relax, and enjoy the salt air on a sunset cruise. Incredible scenery, adventure, and lifelong memories are in store.


Discover Nature

Take in the beauty of nature on the Coast. Visit the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, where you can go hiking to spot animals like osprey and fox or listen to a chorus of cricket frogs. Check out the Old Fort Bayou Blueway, a nature and paddle-sport-lover’s paradise. Experience the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, complete with seven aquaria, a botanical garden, and fine art gallery. Or take an Eco tour with a local expert to learn about the area’s flora and fauna.