There's plenty to discover on a pet-friendly Mississippi vacation

Pet-Friendly Vacation Guide: Mississippi Gulf Coast

The fall and winter months are perfect for exploring the Mississippi Gulf Coast with fur children. The temperatures are cooler and the air is lighter, making it an enjoyable time for the whole family. Whether you're in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport or one of the many other Gulf coast towns, there's plenty to discover on a pet-friendly Mississippi vacation.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Pet-Friendly Attractions

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a long tradition as a fishing and shrimping hub. You can experience this rich history on a Biloxi Shrimping Tour. The tour gets five bones for its friendly crew and dog-friendly atmosphere. You and your crew are taken by boat through calm bay waters where you'll learn about the shrimping industry and history. Be on the lookout for dolphins, too!

The Ocean Springs Beach located at 265 Front Beach Drive, is a quiet place to enjoy the sun and surf with your pooch. We know you won't forget, but just in case, remember to bring plastic bags to clean up after Spot should nature call. The area offers showers, as well as sidewalks and off-street parking. Bring a water bowl for Fido, too.

Another quiet spot to enjoy a day with your dog is the Hancock County Beaches at 107 N Beach Blvd, Waveland. It's a hidden gem where your pooch is welcome to roam while on a leash. Dog owners say it's a great, uncrowded beach.

Dog-Friendly Mississippi Restaurants

Pull up a chair at The Dock Bar & Grill at 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport. Get your fill of fresh seafood with favorites like blue crab cakes, stuffed flounder and fried catfish. This dog-friendly restaurant also has a great non-seafood menu that includes burgers, pasta and hand-cut steaks. Outdoor seating with water views for you and your pooch top off this spot.

Just down the road in nearby Biloxi is Shaggy's Biloxi Beach. Relax with your pup and enjoy scenic views of the Mississippi Sound. Order up a frozen daiquiri and a serving of shrimp for the perfect afternoon lunch. Servers cater to your fur child with a bowl of ice water.

If you want to go to a local's spot where servers even know the dogs by name, then check out The Blind Tiger at 119 N. Beach Blvd., Bay Saint Louis, Miss. The beach bar and grill offers traditional surf and turf fare and delicious pulled pork tacos.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Whether you want beachfront views in a condo or a cozy cottage, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has its share of pet-friendly vacation rentals. Stay in luxury condos for as little as $137 a night or a shabby chic three-bedroom homejust minutes the beach starting at $129 per night. Browse the selection of dog-friendly accommodations on PetFriendlyRentalsbyOwner.com.

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