Fireworks on the beach
Cities along the Coast will be lighting the night sky come Thursday to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Plenty of people take the holiday to light up a few themselves. Harrison County allows fireworks on their beaches, there are a few things to remember. Make sure to clean up after yourself. Last year there was 10 tons of trash left behind from nearly 25,000 people.
There are also some firework free zones from Jones Park to 30th Street in Gulfport and from the Small Craft Harbor to Oak Street in Biloxi. Absolutely no glass is allowed on the beach.
Also, be cautious and don’t shoot off fireworks in or near any of the bird nesting areas. Harrison County Board of Supervisors PIO Jeff Clark said, “Harrison County sand beach, all 26 miles of it from Henderson Point to Biloxi Bay Bridge, is open and ready for the Fourth of July. There are some water advisories along the way, but Harrison County sand beach is open. We want people to come out and have a great time. You can shoot your fireworks on the Fourth of July, but we just ask that people clean up after themselves after they shoot their fireworks.”
Harrison County also wants to remind you that beach fire pits are by permits only and all of the pits are taken for the Fourth.