Bed & Breakfast Lodging in the Coastal Region
Mississippi’s Coastal Region includes the state’s southeast corner from the Laurel area, south through Hattiesburg to the Gulf Coast. Cities in this region with member B&Bs include:
Spend time outdoors among the dense wooded areas, the marshes and bayous. Explore gorgeous Victorian mansions once owned by lumber barons in the Hattiesburg and Laurel historic districts. Nearly 30 miles of scenic Gulf of Mexico coastline between New Orleans and Mobile is home to casinos, artists’ colonies and fishing villages. Looking for Nature and Wildlife? Check out the Audubon Society. Visit The Mississippi Gulf Coast Events Calendar to see what’s happening! Make plans on December 1st to visit Christmas at Beauvoir in Biloxi, the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival or the Annual Snowflakes in the Bay at Bay St. Louis.
The eastern end of Gulf Islands National Seashore lies within this region, home to 11 islands in the 150-mile stretch between Mississippi’s West Ship Island and the eastern tip of Florida’s Santa Rosa Island. Its sparkling blue waters, beautiful white beaches, coastal forests and marshes make this a favorite outdoor-lover’s destination. Other popular areas for outdoor recreation include a number of state parks, the DeSoto National Forest, Maynor Creek Water Park, and other area rivers, lakes and ponds found throughout the region.
With so many outdoor destinations, the region supports interests of all kinds including for swimming, fresh and salt-water fishing fishing, sea kayaking, sailing, boating, hiking, camping and more.
With its largely subtropical climate, Mississippi’s weather is often mild with temperatures rarely dipping below 40 degrees F in the coldest months. Summers boast plenty of warmth, and temperatures often reach 100 degrees F. Coastal breezes offer some cooling outdoor relief. August and September boast the highest humidity levels of the year, averaging 90%. While spring boasts the highest rainfall potential, December and January are often wet, as snowfall in the north translates to rain here in Mississippi.