Nestled at the heart of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, lined
with white beaches, shaded by majestic live oak trees, and caressed
by gentle sea breezes, Ocean Springs has grown over the last century
from a small fishing and agricultural village into a lively arts community.
With rich historical roots beginning with the establishment of a French
beachhead in 1699, Ocean Springs was incorporated in 1892 with fewer
than 600 residents and has grown to a population of 17,442 as of 2010.
Ocean Springs is a modern cosmopolitan mix of creative arts, fine
dining, light industry, and seashore recreation. A visit to Ocean Springs
is a pleasant mix of old and new, with quiet tree-lined streets, busy
galleries and museums, restful parks, and treasured memories of the past.