Travel & Tourism

In Pass Christian, seafood a mainstay

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/FILE 
 A fisherman unloads his catch of oysters at the Pass Christian Harbor. The state Department of Marine Resources will open two oyster areas Wednesday.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/FILE A fisherman unloads his catch of oysters at the Pass Christian Harbor. The state Department of Marine Resources will open two oyster areas Wednesday.

Pass Christian, or “The Pass,” as it’s affectionately called, is named for for its nearby deep‐water oyster reefs. The waters were nicknamed Passe aux Huitres, which means oyster pass, by early French settlers. Seafood is still a major contributor to the local economy. The downtown area has many diverse restaurants, local arts and crafts and much more. Fishing and golf are just a short drive away. The Pass Christian Yacht Club is one of the oldest in America.

Population: 5,308

Points of Interest

Art in the Pass, early April each  year, War Memorial Park, 141 Fleitas Ave., Pass Christian, 452‐3315

Downtown Shopping District, Davis Avenue, 452‐3315

● Gulf Marine Education Festival, in conjunction with Art in the Pass, early April each year, War Memorial Park 141 Fleitas Ave., Pass Christian, 452‐3315

Gun Ho Indoor Shooting Range, 323 E. North St., 452‐9991

Jazz in the Pass, May 28‐29, 2016, War Memorial Park, 141 Fleitas Ave., 452‐ 3315,

The Oaks Golf Club, 24384 Club House Dr., Pass Christian, 452‐0909

Pass Christian Isles Golf Club, 150 Country Club Dr., Pass Christian, 452‐4851,

Pass Christian Olive Oils & Vinegars, 141 Davis Ave., 452‐9470

The Pass Fresh Seafood Market, New East Harbor, 285 East Harbor Drive, 452‐9604

● War Memorial Park, 141 Fleitas Ave., 452‐3310

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