Besides checking out the numerous fun-filled casinos in Biloxi, one of the city’s biggest draws is its sandy white beaches. Located on the Mississippi Sound, Biloxi beach has undergone extensive restoration and upgrading since Hurricane Katrina occurred in 2005, and it’s been kept in good condition ever since. You won’t have to worry about Rocky waves when you’re taking a dip there, because the barrier islands along the Gulf Of Mexico keep the waters calm, enabling you a safe and pleasant swimming experience. Here’s everything you need to know when planning your trip to Biloxi beach.
Directions and Beach Areas
The beach can be easily accessed from Beach Blvd. (U.S. Hwy 90) almost anywhere along the MS coast, so it’s up to you on which parts of the beach you want to explore and how far you want to walk.
If you’re in the downtown area, there’s a small beach between Hard Rock and Harrah’s Gulf Coast where you can have a quick stroll around. Though it’s easily reachable, do note that the beach is small so it might be worthwhile heading down a little further to the stretch of sand located west of the I-110 ramp and Beau Rivage Hotel. If you’re staying at Beau Rivage or Hard Rock, then this area is just a few minutes’ walk via the boardwalk.
Going further west from the two hotels, about three miles, you’ll find parking spaces beside Snappers Seafood Restaurant and Sharkheads Souvenir City. At snappers, you’ll be able to grab a casual meal to fuel up from the walking, and have your breakfast, lunch, or dinner by the outdoor deck seats that overlook the beach. Feel free to get a momento at Sharkheads, or pose for a picture with the giant shark head replica located right at the shop entrance!
The Amazing Weather
Biloxi is known for having great weather pretty much all year round. In the later months of summer, the temperature runs an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and can go up to almost 90 on warmer days. On such days, the sun warms up the waters, making it extra pleasant to swim in.
Even after the heat of summer, in the months of August to October, the weather stays above 70 degrees Fahrenheit on most days. This makes Biloxi beach excellent for relaxing on the sand or even going for a swim. If you need a reference, Olympic pools are kept at an optimal temperature of 77-82 degrees for athletes. If it’s good enough for Olympians, it’s good enough for us!
Activities to Do There and In the Area
If you’re looking for something more thrilling to do than taking a stroll along the sands, consider renting the user-friendly aquacycles during beach season, available at several spots along the beach.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the Biloxi Lighthouse which is located right next to Biloxi Beach.
If you’ve reached the end of the beach, you can also drop by The Maritime and Seafood Industry museum that pays homage to the fishing industry those who have turned it into a livelihood for decades. It’ll also give you a deeper appreciation for the food you’ll be digging into during the visit for sure!
Besides these, Biloxi boasts a multitude of attractions in the area that you should add to your bucket list. Our retirement community also provides complimentary chauffeured transportation through the Connections Transportation program so that you can get to your destination safely and conveniently.