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For other places with the same name, see Gulfport (disambiguation).

Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi.

Get in[edit]

Map of Gulfport

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

Starting at New Orleans you will go east on I-10 for approximately 70 miles, you will cross into Mississippi. Get off I-10 at Exit 34A and merge onto US-49. This trip will take you about an hour and a half.

If starting at Mississippi's capital Jackson - Get on US-49 S at exit 47 A heading towards Richland/Hattisburg. Then merge onto I-59 S towards New Orleans/Gulf Coast. You will then merge again onto US-98 E at Exit 59, then take the US-49 exit heading towards Gulfport. Merge again onto US-49 S in the direction of Gulfport. This trip will take you about 3 hours.

Get around[edit]

To get around Gulfport you could rent a car. There are several car rental businesses at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Including Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Thrifty. There are also taxi and limousine services, along with shuttles that will take you to and from your hotel.

Coast Transit Authority (CTA). CTA operates public transportation though Gulfport and along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to include Biloxi and Ocean Springs.


You can go and see the white sanded coastal beaches that look over the Gulf of Mexico. These beaches are viewable from Beach Boulevard (U.S. Highway 90) there are plenty of places along the highway where you can pull over for picture opportunities.


  • Ship Island Ferry - Leaves from the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor and takes you to Ship Island. Ship Island was named one of the top ten beaches in the United States by USA Today. This area is the perfect spot for picnics on the beach and for surfing.
  • 1 Gulf Islands Water Park, 17200 16th St, +1 228 328-1266, .
  • Institute For Marine Mammal Studies, 10801 Dolphin Ln, +1 228-896-9182. Daily 9AM-4PM. Little exhibitions and encounters and shows dealing with marine animals and birds and baby alligators (or caimans?). varies.
  • Bayou Vista Golf Course, 13756 Washington Avenue, +1 228 868-9953. This is a public golf course featuring 18 holes on 6,287 yards of green.
  • 2 Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach Blvd, +1 228 314-2100, toll-free: +1-877-774-8439. This includes over 2,100 slots, 47 table games it also features live entertainment every week and an extensive beer, wine and cocktail menu. Island View Casino (Q15051877) on Wikidata Island View Casino on Wikipedia


  • Crossroads Center, Crossroads Parkway, Intersection I-10 & Highway 49. Crossroads Center is home to Cinemark, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, 1.50 Golf, and other retailers.


Gulfport is famous for its seafood, fresh seafood is bought from the ports every morning including shrimp, snapper, tuna,flounder and grouper. Gulfport also has many Cajun, Southern and International restaurants that will suit every taste and help make your trip to Gulfport exciting.

  • Catfish Charlie’s, 11419 Canal Road, +1 228 832-9195. Th–Sa 5PM-9PM. Specializes in fried and flaky catfish, their chicken and side dishes are good too. They are known for their down south, family atmosphere.
  • The Buffet, 3300 West Beach Blvd (inside Island View Casino), +1 228-314-2100. Daily 7AM-11PM. Casino buffet.


  • Gulfport Elks Lodge No. 978, 12022 Klein Rd, +1 228-328-0660. Lounge and a Friday fish fry.
  • American Legion Post no. 119, 12320 Ashley Dr, +1 228-206-3201. Art D'Lorio and the Sugar Mill Band perform on the first and third Sundays, 2-6PM.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Gulfport
New OrleansSlidell  W  E  D'IbervilleMobile
HattiesburgMcHenry  N  S  END
New OrleansBay St. Louis  W  E  BiloxiMobile

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