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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mississippi's Secret Coastal town – Bay St Louis



Bay St Louis is a small coastal town between New Orleans, Louisiana and Biloxi, Mississippi. My first visit was just a stop over on a road trip to Florida. I have since been back two times. 




I love to walk along the coast and down the streets lined with colorful beach houses. It is so peaceful and relaxing.





We seem to always have bad luck with the weather during our stays, but it never fails to be clear the morning we are leaving. Lol  I took photos of some of our favorite spots on our last visit. Most were taken in the rain….   Hope you enjoy them anyway.



Bay St Louis Historic L & N Train Depot 



The Bay St Louis train depot, built in 1928, houses the visitors center and Mardi Gras Museum. The bottom floor had a display of Mardi Gras costumes as well as some historical timelines about the area.


Address:

1928 Depot Way, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm 





Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum


Address:


1928 Depot Way, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm

Admission:

Free



Serious Bread Bakery



This place has the best artisan breads and muffins. A must try!

Address:

131 Main St, Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520-4545

Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday  7:30am - 5:30 pm



St Rose De Lima Church


This beautiful catholic church dates back to 1855. Mass is still held almost every day of the week.


Address:

301 S Necaise Ave, Bay St Louis, MS 39520



Angel Trees



Remnants of beautiful live oaks are now works of art by Chainsaw sculptor, Dayle K. Lewis. The Angel trees stand as a monument to Hurricane Katrina.



Walking Tour of Filming Locations


Robert Redford’s 1966 movie "This Property Is Condemned" was filmed mostly in Bay St Louis. Take a walking tour to see some of the locations and building used. Get map here.



 Beaches 



Beaches run along Beach Blvd with parking on the shoulder across from the sand. A parking area and pavilion are located at the Garfield Ladner Pier.

Address:


125 N Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS 39576



Bay Saint Louis Municipal Harbor





We love just walking around looking at the boats and visiting with fishermen. This is also the best place to watch a sunrise!

Address:

100 Jody Compretta Dr, Bay St Louis, MS 39520



Bay Saint Louis Bridge


The Bay Saint Louis Bridge connects Bay St Louis and Pass Christian.


Address:

229 N Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS 39576



Shopping



Clothing and specialty shops are scattered through the historic area.



Bay Town Inn






 We always stay at the Bay Town Inn. The place is gorgeous and they love to pamper you!

Address:

208 N Beach Blvd, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

Phone:

(504) 421-0960



Pirates Day in the Bay Festival 



The Pirates Day Festival is held in the spring each year. It is so much fun and has a true small coastal town feel. It will be held May 15th & May 16th this year.

Address:

100 Jody Compretta Dr, Bay St Louis, MS   



Hope you enjoy this charming little town as much as we do!

Happy Travels!







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