Coastal Mississippi offers everything from sun and sand to a host of diverse and dynamic activities, making it an excellent spring break destination for families. Here, you’ll find the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences, offering the ideal setting to create unforgettable memories.

Beach & Water Fun 

With miles of pristine coastline, Coastal Mississippi is a paradise for beach lovers. Spend your days building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, flying kites, or simply soaking up the sun.

For an excursion your little ones won’t soon forget, set off in search of dolphins on a boating expedition with Ship Island Excursions. Or embark on a different type of H2O adventure as you zip down water slides and ride the surf in a wave pool at Gulf Islands or Buccaneer Bay Waterpark.

Water Parks - Gulf Islands

Fresh Eats Everyone Will Love

With countless family-friendly restaurants serving delicious Gulf Coast cuisine and international fare, your family will find something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. For breakfast, fuel up at Margaritaville Cafe in Biloxi, which offers a lively volcano show that’s sure to entertain. Or enjoy a traditional breakfast at Buzzy’s Breakfast Joint in Ocean Springs.

When it comes to heartier lunch and dinner fare, The Blind Tiger in Bay St. Louis is the spot for beachfront burgers, tacos, and seafood, while Shaggy's (multiple locations) offers a comprehensive kid’s menu designed to please even the pickiest of palates.

Craving a classic American burger experience? Edd's Drive-In, a local favorite in Pascagoula and Moss Point, serves up nostalgia alongside delicious food. This 50s-style diner offers juicy burgers, fresh milkshakes, and more in a family-friendly atmosphere. 

Cool Off With These Indoor Activities 

Mississippi Aquarium Changing Tides

From rainy days to simply seeking shelter from the sun’s rays, there’s so much fun to be found indoors along the coast. Here your family can visit a nationally acclaimed children’s museum at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, discover an undersea world of aquatic wonders at Mississippi Aquarium, learn the history of trains in the U.S. at TrainTastic, and see a real-life rocket engine at INFINITY Science Center.

Whether you’re yearning for a bowling alley or roller skating rink, you’ll find every type of amusement your kiddos crave in Coastal Mississippi.

Sweet Treats Galore

Looking for the perfect mid-day or post-dinner sweet treat? Then head to Quakes Ice Creamery in Ocean Springs. They're known for their unique flavors and homemade waffle cones, making it the perfect pitstop for a delightful indulgence.

For delicious pies, cookies, brownies, muffins, and more, head to Waveland’s Sugar Pop Baking Co., or experience the Mexican flavors of Biloxi’s La Michoacana Plus, which boasts more than 50 varieties of snow and 100 flavors of popsicles to enjoy.

Where to Stay–Hotels & Resorts

From beachfront resorts to spacious condo rentals, Coastal Mississippi offers a wide range of family-friendly accommodations to suit every budget and preference. Many hotels and resorts provide amenities and activities designed specifically for families, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable spring break stay that you’re sure to cherish.