The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the state’s most popular area of shoreline, hugging the Gulf of Mexico just 75 miles northeast of New Orleans. This region encompasses Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, and several other seaside towns known for colleges, casinos, and white sand beaches. The beaches and waterfront paths are the highlights of running the Gulf Coast, but we’ve also mapped a few of the best bridges and inland paths.
The best places to run on the Gulf Coast center around the waterfront. The signature run is the waterfront path along Beach Boulevard, which goes for 40 miles between Ocean Springs & Bay St. Louis. There’s also nice waterfront running nearby in Ocean Springs. In North Biloxi/D’Iberville, Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park is popular. For a longer off-road destination run, the Tuxachanie Trail offers 12.5 miles through wetlands and the De Soto National Forest,
Visitors can get around the area on the Coast Transit Authority (CTA) busses, which service the Biloxi, Gulfport, and D’Iberville areas. For runs in Ocean Springs, Bay St. Louis, or beyond, visitors may want to consider a car.