Discovering the Gulf Coast

Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, an action-packed adventure, or a fun-filled family vacation, you'll discover it on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, the ultimate vacation destination. Here you'll find picturesque, white-sand beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico; exciting, fun-filled outdoor activities; championship golf courses; taste-tantalizing cuisine; plentiful shopping; and must-see cultural attractions. Mississippi's Gulf Coast also features unlimited stakes gaming, top-name entertainment, and spectacular stage shows you won't want to miss. With a unique combination of attractions that'll surely please everyone, Mississippi's Gulf Coast is undoubtedly a "well-balanced escape."


Mary C OKeefe Cultural Center ***
1600 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 818-2878

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
510 Washington Ave
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Contact name: Gayle Petty-Johnson
Phone: (228)872-3164
Fax: (228)875-4494

ART CLASSES: The Pink Rooster Art Gallery is offering oil & water painting art classes Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings.  New classes are offered in six week periods or by special request.  

3 day workshops will also be offered throughout the year. 

The Greenhouse on Porter

This coffee shop not only offers gourmet coffee and homemade biscuits, but  also hosts "pop-up" events such as art shows, yoga outside, and community bike rides weekly!

404 Porter Ave, Ocean Springs MS

(228) 238-5680

Paddles Up: Stand up Paddle Board Rentals and Classes

1018 Government St, Ocean Springs                        (850) 687-3023

Red Lily Spa
604 Cottage Square Lane,
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Gulf Hills Golf Club Inc.

13701 Paso Rd
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Contact name: Martin Reeves
Phone: (228)872-9663

Award Winning Golf Courses...

Fallen Oak

24400 MS-15, Saucier, MS 39574

Phone: (228) 386-7015

Grand Bear

12040 Grand Way Blvd, Saucier, MS 39574

Phone: (228) 539-7806


8901 MS-57, Vancleave, MS 39565

(228) 386-2500


Gulf Islands National Seashore and Visitors Center
3500 Park Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Visitor Information - Mississippi
(228) 875-0823, extension 100

Public Beaches

  • Front Beach, Ocean Springs
  • Fort Maurepas Park overlooking the Gulf

Features: Park, Children's Splash pad and Play ground

Harbor Master
(228)872- 5754


Gulf Islands Waterpark
On I-10 (exit Hwy 49 North); Gulfport, MS 39503
(866) 485-3386 | (228) 328-1266 | Fax (228) 328-1268

Gulf Islands Waterpark is thrilling fun for the entire family and is your premier family destination in the Gulf South! Enjoy more than 18 acres of water-filled fun at the newest and largest waterpark

NASA Space Center - StenniSphere
National Aeronautics & Space Administration; Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
(800) 237-1821 | (228) 688-2370

StenniSphere, Stennis Space Center's award winning visitors center, offers exciting new exhibits & stage shows! Test a space shuttle main engine! Land the space shuttle!

Don't miss the Saturday Fresh Market 9:00 - 2:00

Don't miss the Saturday Fresh Market 9:00 - 2:00


Ship Island Excursions- Seasonal Hours
(866) 466-7386 | (228) 864-1014 | Fax (228) 864-3797

Ship Island Excursions offers daily passenger ferry service to West Ship Island and Fort Massachusetts (circa 1858), part of Gulf Island National Seashore. The island is approximately 10 miles offshore.


Saturdays: Ocean Springs Fresh Market

1st Saturday Saturday Art Market

2nd Fridays: Ocean Springs Cruise In