10 Things to Do in Moss Point That You Shouldn't Miss

December 14, 2017 Randal Brittian

Moss Point is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi. The population was 13,704 at the 2010 census. On August 29, 2005, Moss Point was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of the city was flooded or destroyed (see details below).
Restaurants in Moss Point

1. Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours

10300 Highway 90, Moss Point, MS 39562-9728
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours

Reviewed By cnelson9478

We made a stop here on a recent road trip and what a great stop! Cowboy did a fantastic job as both boat captain and tour guide. The wooden walkways are nice and solid. My handicap mother had no problems walking to the boat or boarding. The lady in the shop was cheerful and welcoming. Thanks for a great ride!

2. Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

7200 Crane Ln, Gautier, MS 39553-2500 +1 228-497-6322
Excellent
66%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
1%
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By jmpncsu - Raleigh, North Carolina

Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR protects some of the last remaining wet pine savanna, habitat for the critically endangered Mississippi subspecies of sandhill crane. It's just a half mile of I-10 in Gautier, so a nice spot for a break from driving. I was driving across Mississippi towards Florida and stopped here for a break to stretch my legs. The visitor center was closed on Monday, so I just hiked the CL Dees Nature Trail. The 3/4 mile trail runs through a wet pine savanna and along Bayou Castille. Signs along the trail provide information about the savanna habitat. Didn't see any cranes, but there were pitcher plants and wildflowers along the trail. Great place to learn about cranes and the habitat they depend on to survive as well as a good spot for a break from driving on the interstate without going far out of the way.

3. Jacks by the Tracks

709 Krebs Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567-3146 +1 228-334-2337
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Jacks by the Tracks

Reviewed By PascagoulaRon - Pascagoula

My business partner and I celebrated a successful week by getting out of the office for lunch, and what a perfect venue Jacks was! In the heart of downtown 'Goula, this dive bar has terrific food and a relaxed, cool atmosphere that gets you ready for a Friday night and upcoming weekend. My fish tacos were LOADED, and were everything I expected from our waitress and TA reviews. I asked for extra avocado, and the two fully loaded soft tacos arrived quickly, almost overflowing with an abundance of fish and fixins. Delicious! My partner had sushi, and was described as some of the best, with a distinct twist. Service was prompt and friendly, and the entire venue felt inviting and comfortable. Definitely an oasis from the hectic workweek...we will visit again soon.

4. Eco Tours of South Mississippi

2500 Stine Rd, Gautier, MS 39553-5240
Excellent
97%
Good
3%
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5 based on 26 reviews

Eco Tours of South Mississippi

Reviewed By Jake D - Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

My wife and I did a 3 hour kayak tour in the swamp with Jeff. It was absolutely incredible and Jeff was so great!! He caters to your individual needs and offers remarkable insight. We really enjoyed our visit with him. The wildlife included lots of turtles, several birds, and a few gators. It was truly a special experience and we would recommend it to anyone!

5. Round Island Lighthouse

US Highway 90 Bridge, Pascagoula, MS +1 228-938-6639
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
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4 based on 32 reviews

Round Island Lighthouse

Reviewed By ladyme1 - Portland, Maine

We try to visit lighthouses on our travels. This was a nice lighthouse, but bizarre location. Right off the main road, no where we could find to stop.. just bizarre.

6. Pascagoula River Audubon Center

5107 Arthur St, Moss Point, MS 39563-2705 +1 228-475-0825
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
10%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as the gateway to the Pascagoula River, the largest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States, its habitats and the diverse assemblage of organisms that inhabit or visit the river basin throughout the year. The Center serves as a demonstration site for environmentally-friendly landscaping and a portal to nature-based programming for all ages.

Reviewed By john b - Iuka, Mississippi

Not much to see inside the center. Highlight was the different furs you could feel in a cabinet that we would not have known about if not for the boat tour guide. Boat tour was nice but it is not operated by the center so they don't have anything to do with it. Not worth the admission price.

7. Shell Landing Golf Course

3499 Shell Landing Blvd, Gautier, MS 39553-5808 +1 228-497-5683
Excellent
44%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Shell Landing Golf Course

Shell Landing is a high-end golf course which is open to the public. The course is located in Gautier, Mississippi just south of hwy 90 and 20 minutes from Biloxi. The course open in 2000 and was designed by the famous tour player Davis Love III. The course has rolling hills, tall pines, pine savannahs and pristine coastal marshlands. Shell Landing was voted by golf digest as one of the top ten high end courses to open in America in 2001. The beautiful clubhouse boasts a restaurant called The Landing" which serves lunch seven days a week. The course has an impressive practice facility with large teeing area, 2 practice greens and green side and fairway bunkers. Pro-line rental clubs are available for rent.

Reviewed By CathyP1953 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The scenic views, after turning off Highway 90 and crossing over the bridge, the view of the clubhouse and surrounding grounds are just strikingly beautiful!!
The trees and shrubs were so well maintained. The marsh areas along the course made the golf play so special! Wildlife was abundant as we played the 18 holes. The golf course was located in a unique, almost secluded section along the Mississippi Coast. I intend to play again at Shell Landing when I return to the area!!!

8. Presley's Outing

10501 Presleys Outing Rd, Moss Point, MS 39562-6519 +1 228-474-9476
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Presley's Outing

Reviewed By James W

Presley's Outing is close to home. I've been there many times and it's always been a great experience.

Entry is cheap and the place is family oriented. It's basically a nice beach on the Escatawpa River. Plenty of areas to sun, while plenty of areas in the shade to avoid the summer heat under the sun. Facilities are nice and the people are friendly. It's very family oriented... no alcohol allowed.

We normally hang out on the beach, or park at a bench under the cypress/pine trees. You can swim, lay out, play volleyball. There is a boat launch with plenty of docking space. Many people ski or tube in the area. Jet-skis are welcome.

There are restrooms, and a concession stand open at various times through-out the year.

Another attraction are the many camp-sites for RV's and campers; though I live so close I've never used them, though I know many folks who have with good results.

9. Mississippi National Golf Club

900 Hickory Hill Dr, Gautier, MS 39553-2370 +1 800-477-4044
Excellent
14%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Mississippi National Golf Club

Reviewed By PascagoulaRon - Pascagoula

This course, also known as Hickory Hills, has been around for a long time. It's situated in the bend of the Pascagoula/Singing River in a beautiful neighborhood, and is the sister course to Shell Landing. The greens are small and many have a humpback, which makes accuracy on approach a must. Maybe it's just me, but some holes have wet spots year round, due to the proximity to the water, which always seems to impact my round in some form. It's a good course to play at the spur of the moment, or if tournaments have your course locked up for the day. Inexpensive and fun.

10. McCoy's River and Marsh Tours

7001 Frank Griffin Rd, Moss Point, MS 39563-2705
Excellent
93%
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7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

McCoy's River and Marsh Tours

Come and enjoy a trip along the Pascagoula River. Let Capt. Benny and Capt. Lynn McCoy take you on a tour of one of the most pristine river, swamp and marsh systems in America. We offer nature tours of this unique river and marsh system, so that our guests can experience the harder-to-reach, small bayous and sloughs of the swamp and marsh. This natural treasure, with its moss-draped trees and abundant wildlife will be an unforgettable part of your trip to the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. At McCoy's River & Marsh Tours - We not only show you one of the most pristine rivers in the United States, we'll also do our best to make sure you have a good time. So come sit a spell, relax and visit with us. McCoy's River & Marsh Tours - we are the original boat-tour on the Pascagoula River. Capt. Lynn and Capt. Benny are both "Master Naturalist" and enjoy showing visitors the plants and wildlife that make up this beautiful river. We typically offer tours Tuesday - Saturday at 10:00 a.m. However, special accommodations may be made upon request.

Reviewed By Stevencoles - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Captain Mc Coy grew up on the Pascagula and knows it like the back of his hand. His intimate knowledge of the bayous and river was outstanding. He knew the flora and fauna like good old friends, we got some of the best nature photos ever...take a long lens camera if you have one. Highly recommended.

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