Go Fly a Kite on the Beach

Flying a kite on the beach may seem like a boring activity, but it can be an exhilarating experience. Mastering wind with your kite is a great hobby that can be a casual experience or a passion. I have always enjoyed flying kites from a very young age ever since my preschool class took us out to fly for what was my first time. I had such an amazing time, the memory stands out to me even now. Flying kites is a great way to pass the time or to even clear your mind from a long work week. Flying a kite at one of the outstanding beaches on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi is a perfect recipe for a great afternoon.

Flying kits is awesome!
Flying kits is awesome!

On any windy day at the beach, you can see people from early childhood to late adulthood flying kites and enjoying the beach. You can fly kites with a group or go solo; any way you look at it, flying kites on the beach never gets old. Although kite flying can only be accomplished on windy days, do not let that stop you from going out to your local stores and getting yourself a kite. You never know when the perfect day will come! Even if the wind calms down, you are still on one of the many relaxing beaches on the Gulf Coast.

Going to fly your kite on the beach is the perfect way to get outdoors, which in today’s society is slowly becoming less and less popular with the advancements in technology. As a child I remember several occasions when my mother would fly kites with me at our home and sometimes even go to the beach t fly. I always preferred going to the beach, getting to run through the sand being guided by my kite soaring high in the air. Even when my kite came tumbling back down to Earth, I still felt a sense of accomplishment and would quickly start again trying to see how high I could make my kite fly.

Everytime I fly a kite, it brings me back to my younger, carefree years where I had few responsibilities. I always feel that childhood innocence again, and I cannot help but smile. Flying a kite on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is always a fun time and a great way to enjoy the day. It has always been one of my favorite beach activities. I would recommend anyone who has never flown a kite to try it, because the beaches are always welcoming.

Brooklyn’s Pizzeria Bay St Louis

Anita and Mike Gardner are slicing up a piece of heaven at Brooklyn’s Pizzeria in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. They offer Italian Cuisine, including Salads, Sandwiches, and ,of course, extraordinary Pizza. Walk into this joint and you’ll be sure to have a fun time watching your new friends make your favorite pie to order; then you get to watch the pizza cook in the large ovens behind the counter. It’s truly a fun time! Have a seat in one of the easy booths and even check out some television on top of the fridge by the back. It’s truly like heading back to easier days, maybe childhood, maybe when you were sitting at your buddy’s local place back home. For the locals in Bay St Louis, there’s no other pizza joint quite like Brooklyn’s. If you love New York style or any style Pizza really, You’ll sure love this! They even run monthly specials online.

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Slicing up New York style pizza on the Coast since 1993.

Brooklyn’s Pizzeria BSL is Open:
Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sam’s Auto & Wrecker Service

There is nothing better than being able to get out of a huge jam when your car is broken down and you need a ride. You’re thinking, “Thank goodness,” when the trusty local tow truck driver comes down the road. Sam, my friend and long-time Auto Mechanic, is a great service-oriented person. He’s definitely old school, and like his dad, loves to work on old cars. He’s fixed my minivan several times when even the dealership couldn’t get it right. Plus, he’s about half the price. He’s located within the community of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast, about a mile from Hwy 90. He’s so close to my house, I can literally walk home while he works on my car if need be. His nicely-located garage is right in the middle of a neighborhood and close to a main road. His large two-door garage is adjacent to his home and makes for a very fun place, representing the old school art form of the car mechanic. You can find their location right on the Bay St Louis/ Waveland line where old meets new and, whether you need a tow, an oil change, or even transmission work, Sam is your guy! If you’re in the Mississippi Coastal area and need some auto assistance, be sure to call Sam at (228) 467-5324.

Sam will keep you on the road of life!

Sam’s Auto & Wrecker Service is located at 1110 Old Spanish Trail, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520, about a half mile from Nicholson Avenue off Hwy 90 in Waveland.

 

Playing in the Sand

Playing in the sand on the beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is an activity shared by many. Whether it’s burying your friends up to their necks in sand or building the world’s greatest sand castle, there is always a great time waiting on the beach. The warm, inviting sand of the Gulf Coast has been a playground and a canvas to many. To some, the sand is the ultimate arena for friendly games of two-hand touch football and volleyball. Building sandcastles is one of the coolest beach activities there is and one enjoyed by young and old alike! From simple bucket sand castles to the colossal castles we see online, they are all amazing.

Playing in the beautiful Mississippi Sand
Playing in the beautiful Mississippi Sand

When playing in the sands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there are a lot of things you can use to build your castle. Anything from sandcastle kits with shovels, buckets, racks, and molds to sporting equipment. On the beach you can also picnic, find inspiration, relax, and much, much more!  Your only limit is your imagination. There is also entertainment in the sand. Searching for seashells is one of my favorite things to do while playing in the sand. I like finding shells of all kinds: big, little, unique, ordinary; they are always fun to find. A metal detector on the beach is a good way to reward yourself. First, you get the exercise of walking up and down the beach and occasionally, you find buried treasures left by visitors at the beach in the past.

Playing on beautiful beaches.
Playing on beautiful beaches.

The sands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are one of natures best parks. You never know what you might find or experience on the beach. It’s that mystery that keeps us coming back to visit the seashore again and again. Whether you are the next great sand castle artist, a casual beach goer, or just on the search of mysterious treasure, you are sure to have an amazing time at the beach. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has some of the most beautiful and clean sand in the world;  it is inviting and welcoming to all who wish to enjoy it. When is your next play date with the sand?

Seafood is King in Mississippi

The seafood industry in Mississippi is a big source of income for our area. Seafood is not only a part of our diet, but also a part of our lifestyle, heritage, and culture. Boiled, broiled, grilled, and fried seafood can be prepared many ways for all sorts of dishes. Seafood down South is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. I have made the mistake of trying seafood in other regions and, let’s just say, I could not wait to be home. Crabs, shrimp, and crawfish are just some of the few favorites for us Southerners. The first crawfish boil of the year tells me that summer is finally here.

Seafood for some is their life and for others, a favorite food. It’s really the South’s claim to fame. Chicago has pizza, Buffalo has wings, but we have the real deal when it comes to seafood. For me, seafood is right when crawfish comes back into season and all my friends and family get together and have a feast to celebrate the return of summer in Mississippi. It is something to look forward to each year. Seafood defines who we are as Southerners and, without it, the South might not be as amazing as it is, in my humble opinion!

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Seafood and the seafood industry is the King in Mississippi and nothing can take its crown. Nothing says, “Welcome to the South,” like a big tray of crawfish, a cold drink and a polite Southern smile. No matter where you are from or where you have eaten seafood, nothing can compare to the spices and flavors that we stuff into all of our amazing seafood. Nothing helps the good times roll like a seafood platter from any of our local seafood restaurants. That is why seafood has been crowned the King of Mississippi. You haven’t lived until you have tried our seafood. That’s a promise.

To sum things up, seafood is a great source of food for Mississippi. The seafood restaurant craft has been perfected by the people of the South. It is our trade, food, and a huge part of our culture. Seafood is the most delicious thing the world has ever seen!

I Love To Go Crabbing On The Coast

Mississippi’s fertile coastline has bred a community of local and commercial fishermen throughout the Gulf Coast. In particular to the local population, fishing has become a way of life, whether it be driven by sport or provides the sustenance that makes up the Gulf Coast’s rich culinary traditions. One of the richest fisheries in the Gulf Coast is the abundant blue crab populations. The bayous and marshlands create a plentiful breeding ground that replenishes the gulf’s plentiful reserves.

Fisherman holds crab under foot as he fishes from pier along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Fisherman holds crab under foot as he fishes from pier along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

There are a variety of means to catch crab in the gulf. The most traditional and most accessible means for perspective crabbers is the use of net traps. This is generally a somewhat labor- intensive and time- consuming method of crabbing, but this hands-on activity can also be the most rewarding. Along the seawalls, culverts, and tributaries are some of the best locations for the use of nets. These areas are preferred for their shallow waters and access to freshwater marshlands where crabs can feed.

Crabs, being scavengers, move back and forth from larger to smaller bodies of water in search of an easy meal. The best bait for this type of fishing involves the use of the necks or backs of poultry. Necks and backs will attract the crab longer as it feeds on the meat in the more boney, difficult sections. These are also very cheap and accessible forms of bait.There is a level of finesse to this form of fishing due to the waters low visibility. With the baits securely fastened in the bottom of the net, drop the net until it lies flat on the bottom. Once you feel the crab taking the bait, carefully pull the line up and extract the crab. The line must be checked periodically for any potential catches. This one at a time strategy that requires time, patience, and is usually best if you bring your fishing pole with you as well. Good luck and watch out for those pinchers.