Biloxi Beaches

Biloxi Made Top 5 List for Beach Towns in the Country By U.S. News & World Report

Looking for a great family beach destination? U.S. News & World Report ranked Biloxi No. 5 in the country, right up there with top-tier destinations like Honolulu and Hilton Head.  

“Perfectly placed to catch a cool breeze from the Gulf Coast, Biloxi, Mississippi, is the playground of the South,” the article says. It also touts the casinos, the sugar white sands on Ship Island and hidden gems such as Beauvoir as reasons to visit.

Perfectly placed to catch a cool breeze from the Gulf Coast, Biloxi, Mississippi, is the playground of the South. Glittering casinos line the Beach Boulevard, calling out to your inner gambler; the sugar white sands of Ship Island beckon to families.





The rankings were based on analysis of expert and user opinions. Biloxi also was ranked 7th for Most Relaxing Beaches, 8th for Best Cheap Summer Vacations, 11th for Best Beaches in the USA and 17th for Best Affordable Destinations in the USA.

“The city was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, but the Biloxian spirit is resilient and many local businesses, restaurants and casinos have reopened new and improved,” the article says.

“So take a breath of that magnolia-sweetened air and saddle up to the card table, Biloxi is ready to play.”





Airports Near Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Airport Name   City  and  Distance
Gulfport Biloxi International  11.4 miles
Mobile Regional Airport Mobile 43.33 mi les
Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport Hattiesburg/Laure 78.69 miles 
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International AirportNew Orleans 86.56 miles

Kenny Glavan, Biloxi councilman and president of the Mississippi Hotel & Motel Association, said city officials and tourism leaders have worked together to support developers and entrepreneurs adding quality accommodations, restaurants, retail and affordable family entertainment in Biloxi.


With a 450-foot lazy river, lounge pool, slides that twist and turn, gigantic flip flops you can hop across, water ropes course, and a bar you can swim up to, you just found the perfect spot to let your inner child – and your kids – be, well, kids.

An exclusive amenity for resort guests, the only way to get into this rooftop oasis is with a valid room key and an arm band*. This incredible pool area is for VIPs only – and that means you – our guests. So, make yourself comfortable. Pull up a lounge chair, or grab a table at The 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar to spend the day soaking up the fun as well as our hand-crafted cocktails. Our rooftop waterpark overlooks the Mississippi Sound, giving you the best seat in the house for some of the most remarkable sunsets imaginable.

Children 5 and under do not require an armband for pool access. Small children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Water Playground & Pool- An Amenity for Hotel Guests ONLY
Water playground hours vary seasonally.

Access to our Rooftop Water Playground

Hotel rooms come with 2 passes per queen or king bed. Children 5 and under do not require a pass to the water playground. Up to two additional passes may be purchased valid for your stay for $42.80 each. Lost passes will not be replaced and must be purchased at $42.80.




Biloxi the next generation of beach-lovers loving inviting shores..

San Diego was the highest rated family beach destination, followed by Ocean City, New Jersey; Honolulu-Oahu, Hawaii, and Maui, Hawaii.

Also in the top 10 are the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Hilton Head in South Carolina, Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, and Sanibel Island



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Monster crabs can be had if you use the right bait and technique.

Learn from two of Louisiana’s best to sack more Mississippi crabs.

Bobbye Sonnier and Dede Isaac are what you might call crabbing connoisseurs — and they put a serious hurting on some monstrous select jumbo crustaceans recently at the

Creole Nature Reserve in Cameron Parish, La.

The largest of their big blue crabs measured 7 ½ inches across the back, and stretched the tape to a whopping 18 ½ inches from claw tip to claw tip.

“That’s the biggest crabs we’ve seen, certainly this year,” said Sonnier, 57, of Westlake, who happens to be the wife of Grammy Award-winning Cajun musician Jo-El Sonnier.

Sonnier was quick to credit Isaac, 61, of Sulphur, La. — who’s been crabbing for more than 50 years — with showing her the ropes.

“She taught me everything I know,” Sonnier said, noting they try to make a crabbing trip down Highway 27 at least once or twice per week. “We’re actually the ones who eat the least amount of crabs. But everybody else — Jo-El especially — loves them and eats them.    “We just love doing it more than we do eating it.”


Experience the Biloxi Shrimping Trip

The pride and heritage of Biloxi comes alive aboard this unique and interesting cruise. The Biloxi Shrimping Trip exposes our guests to the spectacular world of sea life – caught on a real shrimping expedition. “How many legs does a shrimp have?” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about catching, cooking, and eating this delicious southern delicacy, Mississippi Gulf Coast Style.

How does one catch a shrimp? You might wonder? Climb aboard the Sailfish and take a 70 minute peek into how the journey begins for a shrimp and how it ends up on your plate. The Biloxi Shrimping Trip has been entertaining visitors worldwide since 1954. The crew will entertain and educate while dropping a 16 foot trawl and dragging the bottom of the Mississippi Sound for all of the delicacies she has to offer.


Upon leaving the harbor, the shrimping net is set out with full details of how and what makes the net spread and operate correctly. The net will catch any and all sea creatures in its path along with the shrimp. The varieties range from Blue Crabs, Flounder, Stingray, Oysterfish, Squid, Pufferfish and numerous other species of local marine life. The entire catch will be identified and presented for your inspection by the Captain. This 70-minute Living Marine Adventure Cruise is navigated in the calm, protected waters between Deer island and the Biloxi shoreline for your comfort.

Welcome Aboard the Sailfish! 

Rates According  to Dates  

Adults $20.00  to $30.00   (Ages 12 & up)

Children $12.00 (Ages 4-11)

3 & Under FREE with Full Paid Adult!

Public tours are “First Come, First Served” CASH ONLY accepted upon boarding vessel.

Want to Reserve your seat?


Reservations accepted only for groups of 20 or more with one (1) month advance reservation.  We accept Company Checks and Visa/MasterCard for groups only.

We are also pet friendly! Find more pet friendly attractions & hotels on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by visiting:



Ship Island Excursions and the Skrmetta Family celebrate 95 years of transporting visitors to the Mississippi Islands.


Gulf Islands National Seashore is celebrating 50 years: 1971-2021

Relaxation, recreation, and history-these are the gifts offered to you on Ship Island. Here in the Gulf of Mexico, about 11 miles off Mississippi’s Coast, are some of the last undeveloped barrier islands in America. Part of Gulf Islands National Seashore and protected by the U.S. Park Service, these exquisite sand islands offer visitors the first high-quality, natural beaches for swimming, birding and shelling east of New Orleans.

A cruise to Ship Island is an affordable, family-friendly adventure and one of the most popular outdoor attractions on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Passengers are sure to spot dolphins while crossing the Mississippi Sound on the 1-hour boat ride.

You’ll discover what locals and visitors have enjoyed for generations: The Coast’s finest beaches.  The passenger ferries depart from one location in 2021: the Gulfport Yacht Harbor in Jones Park (intersection of Hwy. 90 and Hwy. 49). Boats operate typically mid-March through October.

 The island is also home to Fort Massachusetts, a beautifully preserved, brick structure used during the Civil War. Seasonal fort tours are offered by the National Park Service. A section of beach with lifeguards is available in summer. Food service is offered on the boats and on the island. Umbrella and beach chair rentals are also available.



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There other other hidden gems like the historic Beauvoir grounds pique the interests of even the most casual Civil War enthusiasts.



Beauvoir was the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and it’s a must-see for Civil War enthusiasts. The main residence – a Louisiana-raised, cottage-style plantation with a smaller, single-room east cottage – has been lovingly cared for by the Mississippi Division of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans.


And Beauvoir has had several different uses after the Davis family moved on, first as a Confederate Veterans retirement home, then as a memorial to its most renowned owner. Sharing the 52-acre property is an additional Civil War museum, a historic Confederate cemetery, a botanical garden and a presidential library. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark.

Although the grounds are open year-round, battle re-enactment fans should visit in mid-October to catch the annual Fall Muster festival, where actors carry out everything from a battle to a memorial dressed in period clothing.



Recent visitors said the grounds have been impressively restored after the Hurricane Katrina damage, adding that the site oozes with history.


Many said they enjoyed touring the library, the Confederate cemetery and the on-site museum with memorabilia, plus patrons said the tour guides are knowledgeable and informative.

The Beauvoir grounds are located right off of the city’s beach on Beach Boulevard. The grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter, with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer.


Tours cost $12.50 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, and $7.50 for kids ages 6 to 18. Head to the property’s website for more details.




The city was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, but the Biloxian spirit is resilient and many local businesses, restaurants and casinos have reopened new and improved. So take a breath of that magnolia-sweetened air and saddle up to the card table, Biloxi is ready to play


Perfectly placed to catch a cool breeze from the Gulf Coast, Biloxi, Mississippi, is the playground of the South. Glittering casinos line the Beach Boulevard, calling out to your inner gambler; the sugar white sands of Ship Island beckon to families.




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