beach closures

Four more beaches closed in South Mississippi

This morning, four more stretches of beach in South Mississippi have been closed. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality through its beach monitoring program has added four locations of water contact warnings on the Coast. Those beaches include: Davis Ave.…

Toxic algae bloom invades Jackson County

Four additional Gulf Coast beaches are now closed due to the toxic algae bloom. Of those four beaches, two are in Jackson County, making this the first time that the algae have been spotted in the area. Fourth of July…

MDEQ Issues Three Additional Beach Closures

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued additional closures Wednesday for three beach stations (Stations 11, 12B, and 13A) in Harrison County due to a blue-green Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) extending into those areas.…

MDEQ Adds Two Beach Stations to Closures

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued two additional closures Thursday for two beach stations (Station 9 – Gulfport Harbor Beach and Station 10B – East Courthouse Road Beach) in Harrison County due to…

MDEQ Adds One Beach Station to Closures

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued an additional closure Wednesday for one beach station (Station 8 – Gulfport West Beach) in Harrison County due to a blue-green Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) extending into…

Harmful algal bloom impacting Coast beaches

Four locations on the beach were closed Saturday in Hancock County and as of now, they remain closed. The locations that are closed are Lakeshore Beach, Buccaneer State Park Beach, Waveland Beach, and Bay St. Louis Beach. Five additional beaches…

MDEQ Issues Closure for all Mississippi Gulf Coast Beaches

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a closure Monday for all beaches across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The beaches are closed to access as a public health precaution until the hurricane debris is…

Beach Rental Business Down Due to Beach Closures

While we routinely see beach advisories here in South Mississippi, two weeks ago, a broken waste pipe shut down many popular beaches for several days and beach rental companies are seeing a hit in business.