Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Whether you're planning a quick trip or searching for a new coastal town to put down roots, quaint Bay St. Louis has all the charm you're looking for.

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Dream Towns: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Favorite Bar/Restaurant Could Be:

The Mockingbird Café is a coffee house by day and restaurant with pub—think burgers, paninis, and salads—at night. Outside the café, quiet streets lined with century-old Craftsman bungalows make a grid and lead toward the long beach (called The Beach) on the town’s southeast corner.

The colorfully decorated Rickey's reopened in the Zuppardo's Bay Plaza shopping center six months after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the original building. Luckily, beloved menu items such as the seafood muffaletta also reappeared.





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