Hi! From Meridian here. We usually vacation in Gulf Shores, but before Katrina hubby had a conference in your area & we fell in love w/ the Bay St. Louis area & thought about trying it out for a vacation. Then that awful hurricane hit less than a year after. Anyway, since we are so close we've been thinking lately of taking a drive down to Biloxi for a weekend trip. However...we are totally not interested in casinos what-so-ever. We're not against staying in one however. Are the beaches safe enough to go for walks on? We spent two nights there in 2001 & had an unpleasant experience so we are concerned about this. Are there other restaurants other than casino rest.? Some places to walk about & shop a bit maybe? Thanks!