Balmy ocean breezes, plenty of sunshine, and moderate temperatures make it hard to stay indoors here on the bay. Add to that an array of recreational opportunities here and you have the absolute best in outdoor fun.

If volleyball is your game, enjoy playing on one of four lighted volleyball courts on the beach! The courts are located at Beach Blvd. and Coleman Ave. in Waveland. They are free to the public, but reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve a court, call the city of Waveland at 228-467-4134.

Dock your boat at the Bay St. Louis Harbor! Located in Old Town, the new harbor is convenient to shopping, dining, and lodging, and provides boaters with easy access to the barrier islands and Louisiana marshes! Call 228-463-9222 for more information.

Our golf courses provide scenic beauty you won’t find at just any country club, and the courses themselves are world class. You will definitely want your clubs with you in this golfer’s paradise! Visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast Golf Association website for more information. Book your golf package now. Tee times book up fast, so click the logo or link to reserve your package through our friends at Golf Coast!

For the birding enthusiast, bring your comfy shoes and field glasses for walks through forested nature trails to see warblers, wild turkeys, and bald eagles, or slip on flip-flops and head to the beach to watch the sea gulls, terns, and pelicans skimming the shoreline.

To round out your outdoor experience here, be sure to visit our parks and recreational establishments. We offer several private and state recreational facilities for boating, picnics, camping, swimming, hiking, and much more. You’ll find them under Activities.




Charters / Boats




Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena

Over 80 beautiful acres surround the Arena, with a seating capacity of 2,800 for rodeos, dog shows, music festivals, circuses, fairs, and other special events. A training track, wash racks, lighted outside warm-up arena, meeting room, and announcer stand are part of the facility.

Address: 4184 Kiln-Delisle Road, Kiln, MS 39556
Phone: 228-467-1894




The Bridges Golf at Hollywood Casino

The Bridges is Mississippi’s only Arnold Palmer Course. This 18-hole masterpiece poses a challenge to golfers of all levels and is beautifully designed along the bay and marsh. The Bridges specializes in tournaments, is open to the public, and offers club rental.

Address: 711 Hollywood Blvd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 1-866-7-LUCKY-1

Diamondhead Country Club

Two 18-hole courses are sure to live up to your expectations. The major challenge of both the Pine and the Cardinal Courses is their tree-lined fairways.

Address: 7600 Country Club Drive, Diamondhead, MS 39525
Phone: 228-255-2918




Tennis World at Diamondhead

Nestled within the beautiful community of Diamondhead, Tennis World offers private and group lessons by top U.S.P.T.A. professionals, daily court fees, game matching services, and more.

Address: 68198 Diamondhead Dr. E., Diamondhead, MS 39525
Phone: 228-255-5030


Charters / Boats


Coastal Pontoon Rentals

Coastal Pontoon Rental, LLC offers full day and half day pontoon boat rentals!  Our boat provides all the ingredients needed to have a great day out on the water, all in a wide stable platform that’s large enough for a crew of eight.  ( Must be at least 21 years old for boat operation )

Address: 3410 Yacht Club Drive, Diamondhead, MS 39525
Phone: 228-216-8892

Bay St. Louis Harbor

The full-service marina at the Bay St. Louis Harbor includes:

  • 160 Slips from 35’ to 60’
  • Electrical and water service connections
  • Full-service restrooms and showers
  • 12 ADA accessible slips
  • Fuel dock and sewer pump-out stations
  • 1,000 linear foot pier with four covered platforms and a 30’x50’ fishing platform with a 10’x20’ covered portion

Address: Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228-467-4226

Bodega Adventure Rentals and Sales

Go find your own adventure with Bodega Adventure Rentals and Sales.  They offer rentals of golf carts, bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards.  Also inside is the Loft Yoga Studio.

Address: 111 Court Street, Bay St. Louis
Phone: 228-363-1290
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 11am-10pm

Gulf Coast Charters

Gulf Coast Charters provides fishing trips to the Louisiana marsh and along coastal Mississippi in a fun and friendly atmosphere. All species of fish can be caught while aboard the Day Dreamer, such as speckled trout, redfish, white trout, flounder, and many more. If you want to fish or just go see the beautiful barrier islands along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, give them a call. They can accommodate up to 12 anglers.

Address: 904 Sycamore St., Waveland, MS 39576
Phone: 228-323-3302

OutKast Charters

OutKast Charters has multiple boats and packages available to accommodate your trip size. Whether you prefer to catch redfish, speckled trout, or the highly prized triple tail and flounder, or maybe feel the incredible fight of a monster drum, Captain Clay can find them for you!

Address: 1006 Washington St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228- 233-7760

Shore Thing Fishing Charters

Shore Thing Fishing Charters, with seven boats, offers the finest tackle fishing for speckled trout, redfish and more on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Phone: 228-342-2295

Southern Xtreme Fishing Charters

Call Captain Brett today and reserve your dream fishing trip or just go and enjoy a fabulous Gulf of Mexico sunset.

Address: Southern Inshore Fishing, Waveland, MS 39576
Phone: 228-493-1234
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Wolf River Canoe and Kayak

Just minutes from the gulf beaches, the Wolf River is famous for its white sand beaches and winding waterways and is the perfect playground for the amateur or experienced canoer and kayaker alike. Whether you want to swim, picnic, camp, fish, or just relax and enjoy nature, a canoe trip from Wolf River Canoes is for you!

Address: 21652 Tucker Rd., Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone: 228-452-7666

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