The people of Mississippi love their dogs and Biloxi is no exception to the rule. There are approximately 20,000 dogs running around in town, figuratively speaking. Dogs still have to be on the leash in most places, but dogs in Biloxi are given more leeway than in most cities.
Who needs a dog park if the ocean is right in the front of your wet nose. Unfortunately, the beaches in Harrison County are prohibited for dogs, which includes the beaches of Biloxi and Gulfport. The beaches of the neighboring Jackson County and Hancock County, however, do allow dogs on the beach as long as they are leashed.
Luck has it that the Ocean Springs Beach is part of Jackson County and Ocean Springs is short distance away from Biloxi. As one of the few beaches where dogs are allowed, this beach is a real treat!
Wine and dine with canine company is an easy achievement here in Biloxi, Mississippi. There is a large variety of beach shacks on the boardwalk that offer fine seafood. Enjoy the distinctive cuisine of the Deep South and of the neighboring New Orleans on the patio with your best friend right there with you.
Visiting Biloxi, Mississippi, with your dogs is a breeze, in general, thanks to the availability of pet-friendly hotels such as Harrah's Gulf Coast, the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, the Edgewater Inn, and the La Quinta Inn & Suites.
If you’re looking to get out of town and enjoy some quiet time with your pup then check out Biloxi Dog Park in North Biloxi. This beautiful dog park is located away from all the downtown madness and has plenty of fenced in space for your dog to run around off-leash. Beware that this park can get extremely wet and muddy and possibly leave your dog looking like a hot mess, so bring a towel to help dry them off after an awesome adventure. If your dog loves playing in water, then they will love this park since it also has a kiddie pool for them to play in.
Everybody needs a little retail therapy, so head on over to the shopping district and check out Sharkeads. This awesome souvenir shop was rebuilt after hurricane Katrina and offers loads of pet items that your dog will enjoy. When shopping is complete, make your way over to Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach, a great restaurant on the beach that serves amazing seafood and frozen daquiris. Since the establishment is mainly outdoors, they 100% welcome your dog to join you. They even offer water and umbrellas for you dog when it is especially hot outside. Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach gives you both amazing food and a great view on the ocean while you eat.
Mississippi City is on the outskirts of Biloxi and has two amazing dog friendly restaurants. Ajax Seafood Kitchen and Bar is located right off the beach and has fresh seafood, burgers, tacos, and wings. On top of all the great food, they also offer beer and cocktails, and they welcome your dog to enjoy a great meal out on the patio with you. If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to wait on food they check out Sonic, which offers a classic American Drive-In experience and has a seating area outside their establishment. Your dog will be in love with the servers rolling blading around them and love the burger you buy him.
If beaches and crowds aren’t really your style, then take your pooch to Todd Migues Park in Back Bay and enjoy a nice walk or jog. Todd Migues Park has a lot of amenities including benches, a lighted area, picnic tables, restrooms, and concession stands, just in case you and your dog get tired or want to watch a little league game. Make sure to clean up after you dog since the park is used for a lot of sports activities. Locals do warn that the mosquitos can get bad at this park, so bring bug spray for the two of you.