Gulfport Beach

Sandy beach
3200 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, USA
13 miles from Biloxi, MS
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • Gear rentalsEquipment for rent
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
  • SunbedsBeach chairs available
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Gulfport Beach is a quiet and peaceful beach located right on Boca Ciega Bay. It’s a short drive from Nola (just about one hour and fifteen minutes). The beach isn’t wide, but it’s very, very long, extending from Biloxi to Gulfport, and then to Long Beach – you’ll see miles and miles of soft white sand and shining ocean. The scenery is beautiful and there aren’t many people around.

Gulfport Beach is definitely one of the best beaches for a quick trip from New Orleans, offering plenty of relaxation – a great place for flying kites, sunbathing, watching sunrises and sunsets, catching crabs, walking along the seashore, or reading a book to the sound of waves. Dogs are not allowed, but you can walk your pet on the path next to the beach. The beach offers a calm and tranquil atmosphere for relaxation in the bosom of nature.

Access and parking

The beach is situated quite close to big cities, which makes it a convenient destination for a quick holiday outside the megalopolis. Many people come here, but it rarely gets crowded, since it’s extensive and offers enough space for everyone.

If you wish to find a private spot far from big and loud companies, you should avoid the areas with water equipment rentals. There is free parking near the beach, which is almost always available. You can find parking spaces along the highway in some places.

Perfect sand and not that perfect water

Gulfport Beach boasts fine, white, well-groomed sand, great for taking off your shoes and walking barefooted; it’s soft and tender to the touch. The beach workers empty the trash cans regularly and do a good job maintaining the beach.

However, you won’t find crystal clear emerald water here. The water on the beach isn’t dirty and doesn’t smell, but it’s often brown in color and contains lots of sticks, twigs, leaves, pine cones, etc. Much of the driftwood comes from the nearby barrier islands.

It doesn’t frighten people off, though, and many enjoy swimming. The waters are very shallow and it takes quite a while to reach at least the waist-deep area – quite convenient for those who can’t swim well or for small children.

Tourist facilities and services

There are plenty of newly established restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and casinos nearby. On-site, you’ll find umbrellas and water equipment rentals and also some food outlets which offer light snacks.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from Mobile, AL
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from New Orleans, LA
  • 2 hours 55 minutes from Jackson, MS

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

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Visitor questions:

Question: is this beach dog friendly? If not can you recommend one?
Asked by Kaia almost 5 years ago
Answer: Unfortunately, it isn't. You can walk your pet on the concrete path with benches that runs along the beach but dogs are not allowed to step on the sand. We've tried to find a pet-friendly beach in close proximity to Gulfport Beach for you but it turned our that no beaches in the area allow pets. A real pity for dog owners!
Question: Making a vacation trip May 20th thru 23rd. Is the water safe at this time?.. Thanks.
Asked by Sandra Battaglia about 3 years ago
Answer: According to The Swim Guide Org, the latest water samples that were taken on April, 30th fail to meet the required standards, meaning that there are too many Enterococci in the water. Yet this parameter may have changed by May, 20th. They update data every week. Please check their website shortly before your arrival.
Question: Are there public bathrooms and tables to eat on?
Asked by JBS about 2 years ago
Answer: Unfortunately, there are neither bathrooms, nor picnic tables on Gulfport Beach.
Question: How much is a reservation of a room?
Asked by Dorcas 10 months ago
Answer: The prices in Gulfport hotels start at about $50 for two adults per night. BeachCatcher is not affiliate with any of the hotels.You can book a room on any hotel aggregator site of your choice.

Gulfport Beach videos

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Gulfport, Mississippi 3200 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: April 8, 2020