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Two Mississippi Cities Ranked as Top Coastal Towns in America

Picture provided by Downtown Ocean Sprins.

USA Today readers have selected both Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis as two of the 10 Best Coastal Small Towns in America.

As part of the publication’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2021, Ocean Springs was ranked No. 5 while Bay St. Louis came in just one spot behind at No. 6.

The only four towns to rank higher were Bucksport, Maine; Georgetown, South Carolina; Rockport, Texas; and Southport, North Carolina. To view all 10 winners, click here.

To qualify, towns must have a population of fewer than 25,000. All nominees were selected by a panel of experts before being voted on by readers.



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