One Day in Biloxi, Mississippi

March 12, 2018 18 Comments

If you’re just tuning into my adventures in the Deep South, Biloxi, Mississippi was my last stop! I had never heard of Biloxi before researching places to visit on the coast of Mississippi, and I’m so happy we decided to check it out. It has beautiful beaches and a really interesting history! 🙂 

One Day in Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi sits right on the Gulf Coast and has beautiful views. We started our day off there at the Visitors Center where they have a small museum about the area. For a little history, Biloxi was settled in the 1600s by the French, and it was part of the Louisiana territory before Mississippi became a state in the 1800s. Because if its beautiful beaches, it was a resort town in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Biloxi, Mississippi lighthouse

Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi is known for its lighthouse, which you’ll see in a lot of these photos! The iron lighthouse was built in 1848, and it’s only one of two remaining lighthouses in the area. It’s become a symbol of the area, especially after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area and destroyed 90% of the buildings on the coast in Biloxi, but the lighthouse survived it. The museum in the visitors center has photos of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, and it was so saddening to see the area so destroyed. I learned a lot about Hurricane Katrina when I was visiting New Orleans, but it seems that Biloxi was hit even worse. Before the hurricane, it was the third largest city in Mississippi, but after the destruction of the hurricane and people left, it’s now the fifth largest.

Biloxi, Mississippi museum

Biloxi, Mississippi museum

Biloxi, Mississippi lighthouse

Biloxi, Mississippi lighthouse

Thankfully, Biloxi has mostly been rebuilt after the hurricane. After learning about the history of the area and the impact of the hurricane, we left to explore the beaches and see some historical houses that survived the hurricane. And I was surprised how empty the beach was in the middle of summer!

Lighthouse Pier

Beach in Bixoli

Lighthouse Pier

Lighthouse Pier

Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi

Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi

Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi

Birds on a pier

Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi

Lighthouse Pier

Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi

House in Biloxi, Mississippi

Pink house in Biloxi, Mississippi

House in Biloxi, Mississippi

Cathedral in Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi lighthouse

The image of the lighthouse is on everything in Biloxi, and I was so happy that I happened to get a picture of the lighthouse with its picture on a passing truck!

Isn’t Biloxi, Mississippi such a pretty beach town? I highly recommend visiting if you’re ever in the area! 🙂 

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18 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kay

    March 17, 2018

    My older sister was actually born here! (My dad was in the Air Force so we were all born different places) Sadly I’ve never visited, but these pictures sure make me want to!

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      Julia

      March 19, 2018

      That’s so interesting! You should definitely visit if you get the chance!

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    Kylie

    March 17, 2018

    I’m lacking in visiting the coastline of America! What a loving looking town! I love the photos!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 17, 2018

      Thanks! The Gulf Coast is now one of my favorite places to visit in the US!

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    Kathleen

    March 17, 2018

    Such a pretty beach town. I love the lighthouse. Did you notice if the water was clear or not? We recently moved to Memphis for a bit and it’s only 6 hours to Biloxi. I might get to the beach this summer after all!

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      Julia

      March 17, 2018

      You should definitely go! From what I remember, the water was pretty clear!

  4. Reply

    Lola Mendez

    March 16, 2018

    I’ve never been to the beach in Mississippi but WOW it looks very underrated. You may have uncovered a secret haven here!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 17, 2018

      I was surprised how empty it was! I definitely want to go back for a longer stay!

  5. Reply

    Cristina

    March 16, 2018

    I’ve never been, but it looks so picturesque. Great photos!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 16, 2018

      Thank you!

  6. Reply

    Kristina

    March 16, 2018

    Wow, this place looks AMAZING! I loooove the look of the beach 😍😍😍

    Love,
    K xx

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 16, 2018

      The beach was my favorite part!

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    Jordan

    March 14, 2018

    What a cute little beach town! I had never heard of Biloxi before, but now we’ll have to add it to our list!!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 14, 2018

      You should definitely go if you get the chance!

  8. Reply

    Heidi Roland

    March 14, 2018

    Great Photos – dreaming of the beach~

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 14, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Julia

    March 12, 2018

    What a beautiful little seaside town! It looks so peaceful. It’s a shame that so many people had to leave after the hurricane, I can’t imagine how hard it must be to rebuild a whole town after such a traumatic event. The beach looks gorgeous though, and it’s good that nature still has that beautiful presence to it there 🙂

    Julia x
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      Julia

      March 13, 2018

      It’s even prettier in person! It is sad how hard they were hit by the hurricane, but it was so inspiring to see that they were able to rebuild

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