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What Beach

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What Beach

I will be in Biloxi the middle of August. If I want to spend a day at the beach with my wife which one should I go to? I will have a car so I can drive to the nicest one within an hour.

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As you may know from your previous visit to Biloxi, the beach extends for about 10 miles along Beach Blvd. I'd just drive along and park where there are vendors renting out the chairs and umbrellas. There are several buildings that you will notice right on the beach. Those have restrooms and I believe showers, but I'm not sure about that.

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Most of the beach areas from Biloxi to Gulfport are the same. Due to the shallow nature of the continental shelf the water is very shallow. The barrier islands offshore also contribute to the beach conditions here. The water is shallow, you can wade several hundred yards out and the water never gets over waist deep. The water isn't very clear. There normally aren't very big waves.

Getting the public facilities back after Katrina has been very slow, but there are several public bathrooms with outdoor showers to wash off the sand. They'll be near the public parking lots on the beach.

If you wanted to go a bit further, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have deeper, clearer waters. That's about 2 hours to the east.

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Well since you are willing to drive an extra hour, you might want to consider driving in to Gulfport Ms. and going out on a Ship Island Excursion. They run a couple of boats out a day and the water on the other side of Ship Island is really pretty. It is a all day thing and bring plenty of sun block. Please do your research on the Excursion and Ship Island. Also the weather. I would hate for you to drive down to go and they are not running because of the weather. The only thing about that is you would still be able to go to the beach in Gulfport or Biloxi.

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