Mississippi Gulf Coast

Beach Boulevard and Bridges

For the signature run on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, simply head towards the shore. Beach Boulevard/Route 90, the main street along the waterfront, has a long, runnable sidewalk with top-notch views. It’s a good option beginning from Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Mississippi City, Gulf Port, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, or anywhere in-between. The walkway totals over 40 miles one-way, but there are plenty of sections that rank as “fan-favorites.” 

The Bridges: Biloxi Bay Bridge & Bay St. Louis Bridge

There’s something energizing about running on bridges, and the pedestrian pathways on the Biloxi Bay Bridge and Bay St. Louis Bridge are a fabulous opportunity to get out on the water. The Biloxi Bay Bridge spans about 2 miles between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, while the Bay St. Louis Bridge covers the 2.25-mile distance between Henderson Point and Bay St. Louis. Both bridges have a wide sidewalk that runs alongside a busy 4-lane road.

Bay St. Louis. In addition to the bridge, Bay St. Louis also has some of the best sections of the Beach Boulevard path, where traffic is relatively quiet and the streets are lined with modest beach homes. 

Biloxi Bay Bridge Map Bay St. Louis Bridge Map

“The Loop:” Biloxi

Another choice section of the Beach Boulevard path is “The Loop,” a curving boardwalk in Biloxi that follows the trajectory of the Route 90 on-ramp out into the bay. It’s a fun route for a run on a bouncy wooden surface with great water and beach views. Although it’s only about .5 mile one-way, it’s a great feature as part of a longer Biloxi waterfront run.

Essentials
  • Up to 40 miles (64 km) one-way
  • Flat
  • Anywhere along the coast - choose a section!
  • Many access points.

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Essentials
  • Up to 40 miles (64 km) one-way
  • Flat
  • Anywhere along the coast - choose a section!
  • Many access points.