Hotel on the beach

Hi, we'll be staying in Biloxi for 2 nights in September and would like to stay at a hotel on the beach. Are there any such places in Biloxi? We'd prefer to stay at one of the casinos if possible.  Our kids will be staying with their grandparents for a couple days, so we'd like to take advantage of the rare break by doing some grown-up activities :-)  But we'd really like to be able to walk out of our room and take a walk on the beach, maybe even go swimming.  Also, will the water be warm?

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DenverMom
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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 23:05
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Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:26 Best Bets

Hi DenverMom,

Welcome to the forum! Definitely nice to have a little parents' vacation, and Biloxi is a great place to enjoy it.  September is a great time for beachgoing in Mississippi, with water temperatures ranging from the high 70s to mid 80s -- in other words, pretty much perfect!  

There are no Biloxi casinos with rooms right on the beach, but you can get pretty darn close.  The Beau Rivage is on the beach side of Beach Blvd., and they have a little boardwalk to the beach.   Treasure Bay is a bit cheaper, not as luxurious, but nice nonetheless, and it's right across Beach Blvd. from the beach.  I mention this because you can walk across the street and be on one of the nicest stretches of beach in Biloxi in my opinion -- nicer by far than the beach by Beau Rivage.

If you want to be right on the beach but don't need to stay at a casino, South Beach Biloxi comes highly recommended, but it's not extremely close to any of the casinos -- Treasure Bay is closest, and it's about a mile.  

Let us know if you have any more questions, and please post a trip report when you get back.  Have a great time!

-Carter

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 09:22 Mississippi Queen

There are some vacation rentals, too, both on the beach and right across the street.  Seabreeze is right on the beach.

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 13:54 Best Bets

Thanks, Mississippi Queen.  I've never stayed at the Seabreeze condos, but it has a great location, and I know there are some other condo rentals, as well.  I think pretty much all of them have 3-night minimums, though, so they probably wouldn't work in this case.

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 00:21 DenverMom

Thanks so much, you two.  We went ahead and booked at Treasure Bay.  The Beau Rivage looks awesome, but Treasure Bay suits our needs and was so cheap!  I've read the water is kind of murky in Biloxi and there can be some water quality issues. Is it OK to swim?

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 08:58 Best Bets

That's great, DenverMom.  Yeah, you can get some great rates at Treasure Bay.  You'll love it!

The water in the gulf (technically Mississippi Sound) in Biloxi is generally brownish and not clear.  This is completely natural, though, and has nothing to do with water quality. The water is perfectly swimmable, though, and there is also almost no surf due to the barrier islands.  Biloxi beach itself, which is not natural, has very nice sand and is kept very clean.  We're coming up on the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, incidentally, when Biloxi lost a lot of its beach (and a lot of everything else), and a lot of work and money has gone into renourishment of the beaches and removal of debris since then.  Today the beach is beautiful.

As is the case just about anywhere, there are occasional sea water quality concerns in and around Biloxi.  At present there are no advisories or beach closures at the beach in Biloxi, but you can always check the water quality website for updates.  

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 23:01 Best Bets

Maybe too late for you, DenverMom, but your question prompted me to finally get my act together and create this guide to beaches in Biloxi .  You can also see -- and book! -- available hotels along Beach Blvd in the sidebar on that page.  Hope you have (or have had) a great trip; look forward to hearing how it went!

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