Pass Christian, Long Beach, and Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, Mississippi

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From breeze-swept white-sand beaches and antebellum Greek Revival and West Indies–style mansions to glitzy casinos, river kayaking and Civil War–era forts, this stretch of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is about as eclectic as its gets in the Deep South. As like-minded yet unique as cousins who grew up in the same neighborhood, Pass Christian, Long Beach, and Gulfport are linked by the region’s undeserved reputation as the Redneck Riviera, as well as its keen survivor instincts and community pride following the devastating wrath of Hurricane Camille in 1969. This historic enclave embodies what many consider to be the best of all possible Mississippi Gulf Coast worlds. A mostly residential community, Pass Christian (pronounced kris-tee-ANN) boasts scenic harbor fronts, pristine beaches, and shopping in an historic downtown district. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of New Orleans. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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Day Trips from New Orleans

by James Gaffney (The Globe Pequot Press)

From breeze-swept white-sand beaches and antebellum Greek Revival and West Indies–style mansions to glitzy casinos, river kayaking and Civil War–era forts, this stretch of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is about as eclectic as its gets in the Deep South. As like-minded yet unique as cousins who grew up in the same neighborhood, Pass Christian, Long Beach, and Gulfport are linked by the region’s undeserved reputation as the Redneck Riviera, as well as its keen survivor instincts and community pride following the devastating wrath of Hurricane Camille in 1969. This historic enclave embodies what many consider to be the best of all possible Mississippi Gulf Coast worlds. A mostly residential community, Pass Christian (pronounced kris-tee-ANN) boasts scenic harbor fronts, pristine beaches, and shopping in an historic downtown district.

This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of New Orleans. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

©  James Gaffney/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Gulfport
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Pass Christian, Long Beach, and Gulfport, Mississippi

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