Swimming, Golf, History, Casinos…and Deep Sea Fishing
Gautier’s Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
Immerse yourself in unspoiled nature at Gautier’s Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. Recently spotted…adult dusky gopher frog! Plus 10 varieties of carnivorous plants that bite you back. And, of course, the cranes.
Pascagoula Beach Park
For a day of swimming, sunning, and splashing in the surf in the Gulf of Mexico, put on your swim suit and head to Pascagoula Beach Park. Hop in the car – it’s just 7 miles away. Three miles of sandy beach, an illuminated pier, volley ball nets, and a playground for the kids. Watch the sunset from a seafood restaurant. Pascagoula Beach Park is dog-friendly.
Historic Fun Folklore facts about Gautier – Gautier’s eastern border is the Pascagoula River, which offers a wealth of water recreation, fishing, photography, and eco-tourism opportunities. This picturesque river is also known as the Singing River for its mysterious musical sounds. The “singing” sounds like a swarm of bees in flight and is best heard in late evenings during the late summer and autumn months.
Shell Landing Golf Club
The accolades keep rolling in for Gautier’s Shell Landing Golf Club. Open to the public, anyone can enjoy one of the best courses in the state of Mississippi.
Scarlet Pearl Casino
Scarlet Pearl Casino in nearby D’Iberville invites you to try your luck with Baccarat, Roulette, Craps, Slots, Black Jack, and all kinds of Poker games, including Texas Hold ‘em and Pai Gow. Plus Sportsbook, dining, live entertainment, and a fabulous view of the mighty Gulf of Mexico.
Red Eye Charters
Looking for that deep-water fishing experience? Red Eye Charters in nearby Gulf Shores is a full service, half or full day charter specializing in bottom fishing, trolling, and Tuna fishing. Whether you are looking for a challenge or plain ol’ relaxation, Captain Gary Bryant will show you all the best spots. Or take your own boat – the Gulf of Mexico is just 15 minutes away by water. You need a Mississippi fishing license!
Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA)
Too rainy to fish? Take yourself to historic Ocean Springs to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA). Founded in 1991, WAMA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of artist-philosopher Walter Anderson (1903-1965) and his family. Walter Anderson’s paintings, drawings, murals, block prints, sculpture, carvings, and writings of coastal plants, animals, landscapes, and people have placed him among the most compelling and singular artists of the 20th century.