If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, come on down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You’ll love the soft white beaches and the gentle surf of the Gulf. And we’ve got plenty of pet-friendly lodgings–hotels, motels, inns, cottages, and bed and breakfasts–to choose from.

What’s a beach vacation without the beach? Check out our guide to the pet-friendly beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to see where you can and can’t take your pet for some waterside fun.

Keep in mind the Gulf is a beautiful place to visit all year round. If you need a reason to visit, here are a few of our favorite festivals that you can enjoy with your pet. The good citizens of Gautier love their mullet (the fish, not the hairstyle) and celebrate their obsession every year with the Mullet and Music Fest, held in October. It includes the Mullet Toss (how can you not love a festival that lets you throw fish?), dog agility exhibitions, lots of music, and the crowning of the Mullet king and queen.

Believe it or not, Mardi Gras was celebrated in Mobile before it was in New Orleans and the people of the Gulf Coast love their Mardi Gras, including the town of Biloxi, which holds an annual Bow Wow Paw-Rade to coincide. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fun, which includes the crowning of the King and Queen of the Krewe of Barkloxi.

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