The Coast is always ready for beachgoers! Tractors can frequently be seen out smoothing the sandy white beaches, making it really nice for locals and friends from out of town to visit! We love grabbing some drinks and cooking out on the coast. Check out some of our favorite local spots like The Blind Tiger for some nice royal reds and Bay Books for some gifts.
The Coast stays ready for visitors and friends to celebrate the any holiday, or just celebrate “Just Because It’s Tuesday”!!!
On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, people are starting to cookout; people are starting to get together because the weather is getting nice! We have been out fishing, playing music, meeting friends and having a great time. The Mississippi Coast is a great place to have fun! Our family loves heading down to the beach. I love my Orca Cooler being fully stocked and then heading by The Blind Tiger on the beach side of Bay St Louis for some dinner. We also love getting together with friends from out of town, having them come down to the water and just loving life! The Coast really has the Most.
Grab some reds and have a great time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
On the Water in Old Town Bay St Louis, Mississippi.
The Blind Tiger is buying the lot next to them at 119 North Beach on the Main Street side of Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis. This means more business and more jobs for the local community. The people of Bay St. Louis are excited about this new and exciting expansion of the ever growing and popular Blind Tiger of Bay St. Louis. In the new three-story building, The Blind Tiger will have a hand-crafted brewing station and an oyster bar facing the water. WLOX recently did a story about the new devopment with an interview of the owner, Thomas Genin, and Bay St. Louis’s Mayor. It is a great story about the redeveolpment of Bay St. Louis and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Blind Tiger opened it’s doors in early 2013 to resounding applause from residents and tourists. “We have been very excited to be apart of the community of Bay St. Louis, ” said one employee of The Blind Tiger. Any night you’ll walk into The Blind Tiger and see friendly faces, good eats and tons of drinks. That’s not all. On weekends, they have artists play in the open courtyard overlooking the beach. After the marina is complete, the possibilities will be endless for The Blind Tiger to grow and look to the future. Not to mention, the view is already amazing. Enjoy a Joe Cat Burger, Fish Tacos or a new creation from Chef/ Owner/ Operator Thomas Genin and the crew at The Blind Tiger.
Now-a-days we are bombarded with information regarding our health. It is a widely known fact that the UV rays from the sun cause skin cancer. We all must be proactive, not only for ourselves, but also for our children who don’t know better. It is recommended that we wear facial sunscreen everyday. On a normal everyday basis, a facial moisturizer with an SPF in it is great. However, on those days that you will be at the pool, beach or sweating a lot, a higher SPF sunscreen is needed.
Sunny days require sun block when visiting the Mississippi beaches, especially your face!
Metal detecting has picked up in popularity along with Kayak fishing and pier fishing on the Coast of Mississippi. Many days I watch at least two or three individuals searching for lost treasure on the beaches along the Beach Rd.
Metal Detecting in Mississippi has become high tech.
I spent a few hours with Dewayne M. from Hancock County while he was searching for lost treasures. His metal detector was an average model but could tell the difference between gold, silver, jewelry, a quarter, a nickel, an aluminum can and even a dime. This allowed him to focus his search. Although he only found some items destroyed in Katrina during his dig with me. A later conversation with Dewayne confirmed that he had found two pieces of jewelry on the beach. Although none of it was very valuable, he finds great excitement searching for buried treasure along the Coast of Mississippi with his metal detector.
A few pointers for using a metal detector along the beach areas. You will need a few items to make your day enjoyable. Here is a list of items that can help you have a great day metal detecting along the beaches.
Small Garden Shovel
Pair of Pliers
Bottle of Water
Ziploc Bag for Treasure
Have fun when visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast and keep checking Coastal90.com for more information on things to do and see on your visit.
Kayak Fishing is all the rage on the Coast of Mississippi
Over the last few years, kayak fishing has gone from a small unrecognized sport to a full blown obsession. Driving along the beach in Mississippi you are sure to see at least a couple of kayakers fishing. Kayak fishing is a great sport for people from all walks of life. It requires very little money to begin participating and provides extreme challenges and excitement for well seasoned fisherman. It is real easy to take your kayak to the beach, drag it to the water and begin fishing within minutes of your arrival. It is important to always wear a life jacket when kayak fishing. It only takes a few seconds for you to be in the water. Another safety tip for kayak fisherman is to have a well defined float plan left with a family member or friend who can make sure you arrive safely back at shore.
There are many spots along the coast of Mississippi that attract large numbers of kayak fisherman. Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi & Ocean Springs all have great spots that are easily accessible from shore.
Here are a few tips for choosing a great kayak for fishing along the beach areas of Mississippi.
Choose a water tight sit on top kayak
Choose a kayak that has integrated rod holders
Choose a kayak that has an easy option for an ice chest or cold storage
For those with smaller vehicles, a kayak that breaks into several pieces may be a good choice
Make sure to purchase both a drift anchor and a regular anchor for your kayak
Personal opinion is that you should buy a bright colored kayak that can be easily seen by boaters and those attempting to find you
Here are a few essential items to have in your fishing kayak.
An extra life vest (not including the one you are wearing)
At least 1 gallon of fresh water
A hand held marine radio
A cell phone
A small spool of parachute cord
A water tight personal bag
A printed map of the area you intend to fish
An emergency back up paddle
A space blanket
This list is not all inclusive, but will provide a great start to kayak fishing along the Mississippi Gulf Coast waters. Make sure you check the weather forecast before leaving shore. Kayak fishing is not a all weather sport. Make sure you pay attention to boaters and realize you are very close to the water at all times. If you hook an extremely large fish be careful because it can capsize your kayak. Many fisherman have a leash to their paddle and to their kayak.
You can use the deck of your boat to store fish in ice under a towel or you can put them in an ice chest. Depending on the number and aggressiveness of sharks in the area, you may be able to use a stringer. Just be aware that a stringer of fish can get in the way of landing your next catch. Also a stringer of larger fish can pull your kayak out of the optimal fishing position.
Remember to get the proper fishing license before hitting the water. You will need a salt water fishing license to fish any of the coastal waters south of I-10. Check local and state of Mississippi regulations to be current on any new or updated regulations.