Gulfport Beaches

You will find many good reasons to locate a beach in your neck of the woods. Spending time splashing in the waves, grilling on the beach, throwing the frisbee, having a picnic, fishing, or just catching some rays, beaches are a host for a wide range of fun activities.

It’s easy to find a swimming beach in Gulfport that are are within a quick drive with the help of our list of beaches. Below is a collection to help you find a beach near you. Begin, by entering your zip code using the following search box below.

Gulfport Beaches

Beaches may be temporarily shut down due to water quality concerns as a result of unexpected events like elevated bacteria levels, excessive rainwater, or algal blooms. Review the beach’s website before going to the beach for further information.

Remember that the weather on the beach is usually different than what you see in the city. Wind can be stronger and gusty when it’s blowing onto a beach.

Rules of the Beach

Whenever you visit a beach in Gulfport, there are always rules that you should follow. Nearly all beaches will expect you to follow these rules:

  • Glass bottles can easily shatter, so avoid bringing glass bottles to the beach.
  • Do not swim outside of the swimming region.
  • Clean up any garbage that you brought with you.
  • Do not drink alcohol at the beach.
  • Only visit the beach when it is open.
  • Never disobey an order from the lifeguard on duty. If the lifeguard ask you to stop doing something, then you have to do it.

Gulfport Beach Tips

  1. Check the bathroom layout. Bathroom locations are probably the last thing on your mind before you plan your beach visit. However no one wants to be caught in a situation where you must go to the bathroom fast but you can’t find one nearby. If you cannot locate bathroom information on the beach’s website, you can assume that a public bathroom or facility is not available. Make sure that you go to the bathroom before heading to the beach.
  2. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Even if the weather forecast does not call for sun it is important to still bring your sunscreen – it is possible to get sunburned even on cloudy days.
  3. Be ready for insects. If you plan on going to the beach early in the day or the evening, you should expect that mosquitos, biting flies, beach hoppers and other annoying bugs may ruin your experience at the beach.
  4. Always stay in the designated swim space. If there is a ropped off swim space it is probably unsafe to venture outside of that area. There could be hazardous objects under the surface, be frequented by boaters, or is not monitored by a lifeguard.
  5. Bring a mesh bag for your stuff. It may be convenient to use a purse, grocery bag, or water-resistant travel bag to stash beach items like towels, kid toys, tents, and snorkeling gear. However, these bags keep moisture from leaving, leading to mold problems or just keeping beach gear from drying out.
  6. Don’t Litter. There is nothing worse visit a trash filled beach. When you bring items to the beach, you must pick up after yourself. Make sure that you dispose of your garbage in a designated trash or recycling bin.
  7. Will the beach have lifeguards? Most popular beaches in Gulfport will have a lifeguard on duty, however do not assume that a lifeguard being at the beach. If you have yourself, young children or anyone else that you bringing to the beach, it’s a good idea to pack properly fitted life jackets for those that need them, and also understand that you are swimming at your own risk.