When people think of the state of Mississippi, their first thought is not of the water so Biloxi is a surprise for many people. Biloxi is right on the Gulf Coast and its way of life revolves to a large extent around the water. In the last few years Biloxi has had to overcome some significant obstacles such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but it has bounced back and is still open for business.
The biggest draws to Biloxi for many are the casinos and Keesler Airforce Base. For many locals though, the real perk about living in Biloxi are the barrier islands off the coast. Mississippi has several barrier islands which are popular destinations for fishermen and pleasure boaters. These include Horn, Ship, Cat, and Deer Island. The first three are around 15 to 17 miles offshore, but Deer Island is right by land so it is easily accessible by kayak or canoe. Some come down and check out the casinos or hire a charter captain to take you out fishing!
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