A Weekend Trip & Visiting Gulfport Mississippi (Video Review) #ExploringMS #southerntravel

This past weekend we made a quick trip up the coast to Gulfport, MS. If you are looking for a perfect beach getaway, this is it. If you are thinking of visiting Gulfport Mississippi, you will not be disappointed. Here are a few highlights from our trip.

The drive was about 3.5 hours from our town outside of Lafayette. It was a nice, scenic drive and we were able to enjoy the bayous and lakes along the way. If you hate bridges, like me, you will want someone else to drive. Thankfully, my irrational fear of bridges has no effect on my husband. He was a pro. More on the bridges later.gulfport

The water is crystal clear and the sand is white.Gulfport Mississippi with kids

Coming from Houston, where Galveston, TX is our beach, this was a whole new world.visiting gulfport

We even saw dolphins in Gulfport MS. Check out the video.

Sunday morning we were delighted to find a group of Christians worshiping on the beach and were able to sing along. That is something you do not experience everyday.church gulfport mississippi

We collected seashells.

We built sand castles.

sandcastles in Gulfport, MS

I got a coffee at Krispy Kreme. I have never been to a Krispy Kreme before, so that was very exciting!Krispy Kreme in Gulfport

We discovered great restaurants in the Long Beach area.

It was the perfect getaway and weekend road trip for us. I can not wait to go back!

Are you planning on visiting Gulfport, Mississippi any time soon? We will be exploring other family friendly attractions in Mississippi in the months ahead. Please share your experiences!