With more than 200 independent shops, galleries, restaurants and nightlife, the Ocean Springs community captures the small town charm with its walkability, white sand beaches, and year round activity.


Start your day with brunch at Bayview Gourmet, located near the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.

For lunch, enjoy fresh and homemade dishes at Government Street Grocery or stop by Tato-Nut Donut Shop for homemade donuts and pastries and specialty coffee.

Finish your day with award-winning BBQ from The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint or get a little fancier at Vestige, featuring a modern American, market-driven menu that changes seasonally.

Try a local brew on a Crooked Letter Brewing Company tour.


Nestle into a cottage of your own at Front Beach Cottages, located a quick walk from the beach in Downtown Ocean Springs.

Immerse in history at The Eaves Bed & Breakfast, a remodeled 1930s bungalow.


Visit Walter Anderson Museum of Art, dedicated to celebrating the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), American master.

Take a SUP Yoga or PaddleFit course offered by Paddles Up.

Shop around Downtown Ocean Springs for local artisan work and unique keepsakes

Visit Fort Maurepas Park and Splash Pad, located on Ocean Springs Front Beach.

Photo: The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs. 

This post was written by the staff of Visit Mississippi and highlights some of our favorite destinations. To learn about other top Ocean Springs visitor attractions and to plan your trip, see www.oceanspringschamber.com.