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Fall On the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Every October, Crusin’ the Coast comes to South Mississippi and that means Fall is finally here. The Dog Days of Summer are over. We love having a permanent seat, or so it seems, at The Blind Tiger in Bay St Louis to watch the cars go by. People write their names on the beer koozies and call it home! We can head over to Bay Books and Serious Bread for some afternoon snacks and book reading with the kids. Life is good in Old Town Bay St Louis and Waveland. Pass Christian has seen a new Coffee Shop and Pass Bookstore open on the Beach off Hwy 90. Close by in the Pass we can even pick some pumpkins with the kids and get them ready for Halloween and Harvest Fest. Won’t be long before it’s the Holidays and we are rushing around and cooking all day for the family. Try to take a few moments before the busy season Holiday season and enjoy the Coast in the Fall!!!

Life is good in the fall time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Set Sail Away offers Sailboat Charters on Mississippi Gulf Coast

Set Sail Away brings guests to the islands all summer long. They have amazing rates and even more amazing sunset cruises. Set Sail Away offers day cruises, evening cruises, island hopping cruises, as well as yacht charter cruises. Take a day trip to Deer Island, Petit Bois Island, Horn Island, Cat Island, East Ship Island, or West Ship Island. With an amazing ship experience and a crew that is out-of-this-world, it seems Set Sail Away has all the makings of an experience to remember. These Islands and sailing destinations take you back to a past time that once was enjoyed by most of America but is now rekindled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 





Endurance”  is a 52’ Morgan Out Island Ketch with a very spacious center cockpit in which guests can relax and enjoy sailing at it’s best.  She features three private staterooms, two heads (bathrooms for you land lovers!), a spacious main salon, large galley, and nav station.  Her master stateroom includes an in-suite private head with a queen-sized berth.  Her beam (width) is 15 feet, which provides stability and guests with “room to roam” as they cruise the Gulf waters.  She is a heavy-built ocean-going yacht designed with her passengers’ comfort in mind .


Captain Darien Hill is a U S Coast Guard licensed Master and holds a Sail Endorsement from the U S Coast Guard.  His great love for the sea has led him to over 30 years experience on all of the world’s oceans except the Arctic.  As a child, he was obsessed with anything to do with the sea.  Captain Darien’s first boat of his own came at the ripe old age of eleven years old.  He later refurbished an old sailboat as a school science project.

Captain Trachelle Hill is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain.  Her love for sailing began in the Hawaiian Islands where she and her husband, Darien, sailed to and explored the islands of Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Moloka’i.  Her sailing experience has come from several ocean crossings.  She has also sailed on the Pacific Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the Western Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact 228-596-1670

You never know what you might experience in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf truly has everything to experience from wildlife to islands and more. Enjoy them with Set Sail Away, an experience to remember.



Cute Little Towns Along The Mississippi Gulf Coast

One of the cutest towns along the coast of Mississippi is Bay St. Louis. This beautiful city is chock full of amazing food, great people, and much much more. It has everything from a wonderful church experience to pressing your luck at the casino. The local scene presents a very laid-back carefree lifestyle. The nightlife is just as good of an experience, if you are old enough to partake. For those not of age, there are still many activities the entire family can enjoy in Bay St. Louis.

Cypress Cafe on 2nd St in Bay St Louis
Cypress Cafe on 2nd St in Bay St Louis

Some fun activities are exploring the beaches by day and roaming the streets by night. You are sure to have an amazing time visiting Bay St. Louis. The beaches are a beautiful place to visit, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t like the warm sun touching their skin and placing your toes in the sand? These beautiful beaches are a must visit in my book. There isn’t a more relaxing place than the Gulf Coast beaches, and they come with a pretty amazing sound track as well.

Burgers, Beer, Oysters & Shrimp
Burgers, Beer, Oysters & Shrimp

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is the perfect little town on the coast of Mississippi. It’s easy access to the beach is outstanding. The Gulf Coast has some of the South’s most amazing restaurants, and Bay St. Louis is no exception. You can find anything to eat from a quick bite at a local burger place to a steak grilled to perfection at one of the many upscale restaurants. This town is an all-around great place whether you are just visiting or looking for a more permanent settlement.

All and all, the wonderfully quaint town of Bay St. Louis is one of the grooviest towns along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Its wide range of activities, beaches, and restaurants make it an A+. There are so many options to choose from between the state parks, water slides, restaurants, bars, and beaches. You can’t go wrong visiting Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. It is hands down one of my favorite places to visit in Mississippi, and I make a trip there at least once every two weeks. See you there!

Check out another one of the cutest downtown areas at Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach, Mississippi. It has shops, restaurants, coffee and even a Saturday farmer’s market. Mississippi really has it all!

Family Day At The Beach In Mississippi

A day at the beach with family is the perfect outing. What’s better that bathing in the sun and splashing about in the Gulf with your family? This is a relaxing endeavor that the whole family can enjoy–building sand castles, flying kites, swimming, and much more! It is also a great way to spend the day bonding with the family on our beautiful Mississippi beaches. A good family trip to the beach can be enjoyed by anyone and can give you and your family lasting memories. There is plenty of open space on the beaches of the Gulf Coast so you can rest easy while your children play. Just always watch them near the water. Although many areas can be shallow for small children, there are abrupt drop-offs. If you are concerned, put a life jacket on children who are not great swimmers.

The pirate ship wagon has landed on the Waveland beach.
The pirate ship wagon has landed on the Waveland beach.

Having a picnic on one of the many beaches along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi is an inexpensive lunch idea. Anything from sandwiches to a meal prepared earlier can be enjoyed on the warm sand of the Gulf Coast beaches.  Be sure to bring a bag for trash so you can keep our beaches beautiful. This is a great opportunity to unwind for all ages. Listening to the tide crash against the shore with a full tummy can bring anyone to a utopia of relaxation.

Clean family friendly beaches along from Biloxi and Ocean Springs to Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian.
Clean family friendly beaches along from Biloxi and Ocean Springs to Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian.

The beaches along the Coast of Mississippi have plenty of great activities to offer. You can rent equipment to play on, and volleyball nets are always available. Bringing your own entertainment is always a solid option as well. Building sand castles can be a fun, recreational way to sculpt a beautiful work of art with sand and is inexpensive!

To sum it all up, the beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are a fantastic place to spend the afternoon, to watch the sun set, to have a fun family outing, or even just to go and relax. It is always a safe, fun experience for the whole family. Did I mention how beautiful the night sky is on the beach?

The Coast has the Most

On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, people are starting to cookout; people are starting to get together because the weather is getting nice! We have been out fishing, playing music, meeting friends and having a great time. The Mississippi Coast is a great place to have fun! Our family loves heading down to the beach.  I love my Orca Cooler being fully stocked and then heading by The Blind Tiger on the beach side of Bay St Louis for some dinner. We also love getting together with friends from out of town, having them come down to the water and just loving life! The Coast really has the Most.

Grab some reds and have a great time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!



On the Water in Old Town Bay St Louis, Mississippi.