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PvilleP
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Closest beach to BR for a day trip
What is the closest decent beach to Baton Rouge? I want to take the kids to the beach Sunday. Lake Charles, Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, or Long Beach? I've been to Biloxi/Gulfport 1000 times, just wondering if there was a nicer beach nearby.


PvilleP
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
also, how is Bucaneer SP/Waveland beach?


The Boat
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
Mississippi "beaches"

Gulf Shores is the closest decent beach


bencoleman
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
Boat is right just take the extra hour and go to gulf shores


crownNbull
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
Has Buccaneer opened back up since Katrina? The beach in front is horrible. Biloxi isn't the greatest but still much better.


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fistfootway
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
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Mississippi "beaches" Gulf Shores is the closest decent beach


"decent" I like the Pass


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Walt OReilly
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
the Baton Rouge beach


NickyT
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
Ship Island


lighter345
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
lake pontchartrain beach FTW


Johnny4lsu
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
The levee on River Road bruh


The Boat
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
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The levee on River Road bruh

The police will go all Danziger Bridge on you if you get on the levee.


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msutiger
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
ship island is the correct answer


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notiger1997
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
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Ship Island


This. Easy answer. Once you get out to the island, it really is alot better beach than one is at Biloxi.

Gulfshores is not the answer. Who the hell wants to make a 6.5 round trip drive to spend a few hours in the sand.


The Boat
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
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Gulfshores is not the answer. Who the hell wants to make a 6.5 round trip drive to spend a few hours in the sand.

It takes about the same amount of time to get out to ship island fwiw.


notiger1997
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It takes about the same amount of time to get out to ship island fwiw.



Come on. Don't you think the kids would enjoy that boat ride out to the island while watching dolphins and such vs another 1 hour plus car ride?


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Oyster
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
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Gulf Shores is the closest decent beach


Nope, Cat, Ship and Horn Islands are wonderful beaches.


bencoleman
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
How many places to get a drink on ship,cat,etc?


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The Boat
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
They still have the Mississippi stigma. The gulf shores stigma isn't much better, though.


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Gaston
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
The beaches in Mississippi, Bay St Louis/Pass, are nice. The water is what sucks. The sand is fine and it's wide open and totally legit. The water is shallow for a long way out and it's kind of browner than you'd like.

If you're going to sit on the beach and drink beer, toss the football or frisbee, run the dogs...BSL is the closest real beach. If you want to get in the water and play in the waves you're going to have to go further east.


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HooDooWitch
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re: Closest beach to BR for a day trip
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Closest beach to BR for a day trip



At first glance I thought I read breach

Fifth beach in Mandeville.


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