Travel & Tourism

Bay St. Louis: 'A place apart' in South Mississippi

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDJim Bosner of Bay St. Louis and Michael Bloom of Waveland relax at 200 North Beach in Bay St. Louis on Sept. 2014. North Beach is in Old Town Bay St. Louis, where a recreation and leisure district could be established allowing visitors to leave restaurants and bars with alcoholic drinks in go cups.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDJim Bosner of Bay St. Louis and Michael Bloom of Waveland relax at 200 North Beach in Bay St. Louis on Sept. 2014. North Beach is in Old Town Bay St. Louis, where a recreation and leisure district could be established allowing visitors to leave restaurants and bars with alcoholic drinks in go cups. SUN HERALD

Bay St. Louis is known as “A Place Apart.” Apart from being the quaint city people have come to know, it is the largest city in Hancock County.

Chock full of beaches, fishing and outdoor festivals, Bay St. Louis also has beautiful art galleries and a historic shopping district. Popular among tourists and locals alike, the Second Saturday Art Walk spotlights the downtown galleries, boutiques and eateries on the second Saturday of every month.

Population: 11,388

Points of Interest

Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum, 1928 Depot Way #2, 2nd floor, 467‐9223

Bay Harbor Festival, July 22‐23, annually, Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor, 100 N. Beach Blvd.

Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Avenue, 467‐9024

Bridges Golf Club, 711 Hollywood Blvd., 463‐4047

Hancock Medical Center, 149 Drinkwater Rd., 467‐8600

Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis, 1­-866­-758­-2591

● Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum, 1928 Depot Way, 463‐9222

McDonald Park, Dunbar Avenue between Ulman Avenue and Carroll Avenue, 466‐8951

Second Saturday Art Walk, second Saturday of  every month, Old Town, Main Street

Silver Slipper Casino, 5000 South Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, 1‐866‐754‐7737, 469‐2777

Stella, Blues & BBQ Festival, Held in March each year, 398 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis, 467‐9024

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