Bay St. Louis #5 in USA TODAY’s Best Small Coastal Town Competition

Bay St. Louis has made the #5 spot in USA TODAY’S annual America’s Best Small Towns competition for Best Small Coastal Town! The winners were announced on on Friday, July 10, 2020.

“Bay St. Louis plays an extremely important role in tourism in Coastal Mississippi. Their all are welcome message, sense of community, art scene, unique dining opportunities, local downtown shops, beautiful sprawling beaches, and stunning bay views all make for a highly desirable destination, which is reflected in the voters’ decision to rank Bay St. Louis so high on this list of extraordinary coastal towns found across the nation,” said Milton Segarra, CEO of Coastal Mississippi. “This is a phenomenal opportunity to showcase everything that Bay St. Louis has to offer, which will in turn benefit all of Coastal Mississippi as a destination,” said Segarra.

Bay St. Louis is one of 12 coastal towns along 62 miles of stunning shoreline that make up Coastal Mississippi. From quaint harbor towns and beautiful, walkable downtown areas shaded with live oaks, to world-renowned shows and casino headliner entertainment, The Secret Coast has something to offer everyone.

For a complete list of events, attractions, promotions, and experiences on The Secret Coast, visit:

For the full list of USA Today’s Best Small Coastal Towns 2020, visit:


Written by Coastal Mississippi

Coastal Mississippi is an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area. It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.


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