- photos by Ellis Anderson
In the article, subtitled “It isn’t summer without a trip to the beach”, Bay St. Louis is listed along with world-renowned beach destinations such as La Jolla, CA, Key West, FL, and Hanalei, HI.
Milton Segarra, CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast says that “Bay St. Louis plays an extremely important role in tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The arts, sense of community, unique dining opportunities, local downtown shops, beautiful sprawling beaches, and stunning bay views all make for a highly desirable destination, which is reflected in the decision to include Bay St. Louis in this list of phenomenal beach destinations.
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"For Fodor’s to list Bay St. Louis amongst so many incredible beach destinations across the US is a real honor," said Moon. "I am thrilled to see this wonderful, resilient Mississippi Gulf Coast town garner such widespread attention.
She continued. "As a community, Bay St. Louis strives to create the perfect coastal atmosphere for visitors and locals alike, and it looks like our efforts are paying off, as we gain momentum in terms of media exposure, accolades and visitation."
Local businesses receiving shout-outs in the article are the Starfish Café, Bay-tique, The French Potager and Gallery 220. The Mardi Gras Museum in the historic depot was also spotlighted.
Here's what Fodor's had to say about Bay St. Louis:
Instead of cars, many people get around town by golf cart, on foot, by bike, or even by kayak. Whatever your mode, keep an eye out for the town’s “Angels in the Bay,” created by chainsaw-wood sculptor Dayle Lewis from live oaks that died in Katrina’s wake.
The free Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum features beautiful Mardi Gras costumes, and provides information on the history of Mardi Gras on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.