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Biloxi, Mississippi

Posted by on November 20, 2012

Biloxi has beautiful white sand beaches.

Biloxi Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 They go on for miles.  

 

Alfa at Biloxi Beach

Biloxi looking East

 

We decided to park at the Elks lodge which was located conveniently across the street from the beach.  They have about 3 spaces to park but a bit of a tight squeeze getting into them. Their lodge is very nice.

 

 

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Elks parking Biloxi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left is the view from the front of the Lodge and Right is the parking area in the back of the lodge.

 

 

View of Biloxi Lighthouse

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Located about a mile from the lodge is the Biloxi Visitor Center. This is one of the most beautiful visitor centers I have ever seen. It is 24,000 sq feet and offers not only tons of information on the area but is also a museum of sorts. Upstairs is a 67 seat state of the art movie theater showing the film “We are Biloxi”.  If you step out on the upstairs porch you are eye to eye with the Biloxi Lighthouse and a panoramic view of the beach.

This center opened in 2011 on the footprint of a two story mansion that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It’s design resembles the historic structure that once graced these grounds.

 

Entrance to the Visitor Center

Entrance to the Visitor Center

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The Front Porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse street view

Lighthouse

 

The Biloxi Lighthouse is the only American Lighthouse situated in the center of a four-lane highway. 

It was first lit in 1848 and has primarily been kept by women over the years.  The Cast Iron Lighthouse has withstood numerous hurricanes over its lifetime including Katrina when the storm surge enveloped a third of the 64 foot tall structure.

Mc Elroy Boat Harbor

 

Pelican Landing

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch was at Mc Elroy Harbor House  on Beach Blvd.  It was completely destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. Photo Below in the highlight shows the location and devastation to the property:

Mc Elroys KAtrina

 

It is now restored and we had  lunch here;  it was delicious and the view was outstanding.

McElroys Harbor View

View from McElroys

 

 

 The Birds here were everywhere and I had a great time photographing them.

 

Pelican Water Colorer

 

 

 Pelican Biloxi

 

 

 

 

 

What is not to like about the Sunsets in Biloxi

 

Biloxi Sunset

Biloxi in sand

Hitting the road to Panama City Beach

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