Just about any time of year is the perfect time to plan a visit to Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. The state’s southernmost region is home to several beautiful beachfront towns worthy of a day trip. Ocean Springs, Bay St. Louis, and Biloxi are a few of the most popular beach towns in Mississippi — but they’re not the only ones. Read on to learn about another charming coastal town that should be on your radar. Here are a few interesting things to do in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

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As Mississippi beach towns go, Pass Christian may be overlooked by many simply because it isn’t as well known as many MS beach towns. Now that it’s on your radar, a road trip to Pass Christian may be in order. Have you been to Pass Christian? Know of a can’t-miss site in the town? Tell us about your favorite things to do in Pass Christian, Mississippi in the comments.

Read about another must-visit Mississippi coastal town in this article about the most hippie town in Mississippi that you need to visit.

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More small towns in Mississippi

What are some of the best Mississippi small towns?

Other than Pass Christian, MS there are dozens of small towns in Mississippi up and down the coast. Each deserves to be explored and enjoyed so that we can keep the small-town coastal vibe strong. Here are a few of the best small towns in MS:

  • Natchez, MS: Some call Natchez the bed and breakfast capital of the world - while that may or may not be true, it is a delightful town with many charming bed & breakfasts. You'll also love the scenic views of the Mississippi River, the historic homes, walking trails, and a happening nightlife.
  • Ocean Springs, MS: This small town near Bay St. Louis is similar in that it is a vibrant art town. Music and art flow through the veins of the city like a spoonful of homemade Mississippi gumbo; warm, hearty, and good for the soul. You'll also find a number of unique shops and small-town restaurants that make you feel welcome.
  • Holly Springs, MS: If you like a town overflowing with southern charm this is it. It is a colorful city with happy people, a rich history, and a can't-miss burger joint - Phillips Grocery.
  • Iuka, MS: Mineral Springs Park and the J.P. Coleman State Park welcome all outdoor enthusiasts. These beautiful natural areas are definitely worth exploring if you enjoy hiking and outdoor activities. Iuka is also home to the state's only mountain - Woodall Mountain, an 806-foot behemoth. Okay, fine, it isn't that big, but it sure offers some outstanding views of the city.
  • Utica, MS: At one point in time this thriving city had over 100 businesses, including an opera house and three newspapers. That was in the 1800s. Today, it has slowed its roll but remains a charming small town worth a visit next time you are near Raymond or Vicksburg Mississippi as it is turkey away between the two cities.


If you love small-town life, be sure to check out the full list of 15 of the smallest towns in Mississippi in this article. These MS small towns have a lot of charm left to enjoy.