For Visitors

There’s no better way to get back in touch with nature than by visiting Gautier, Mississippi on the beautiful Gulf Coast. Known as “Nature’s Playground,” our charming city offers outdoor adventures against some of the south’s most breathtaking backdrops.

Hitch a ride on an eco-tour through our winding bayous and snap photos of egrets and white pelicans as sunset paints the sky a vibrant orange. Spy on gators as you fish for brim from the popular City Park pier. Play a round of golf on a championship-level course as cicadas sing you a peaceful melody.  

Gautier’s 400-acre Shepard State Park has the perfect spot for your RV, camper, or tent, with modern amenities and activities including hiking, birding, disc golf, a dog park, boat launch, and competition-level archery range. Plan an educational trip to the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge for a guided crane tour or hiking tour of the wet pine savanna to learn more about our endangered feathered friend.  

If you want a slower pace, take a leisurely walk through Gautier’s town center, but don’t forget to stop by one of our local coffee shops for a rich espresso or restaurants for the fresh catch of the day.  If you’re up for some late-night excitement, drop into one of our waterfront restaurants for live local music, or Gautier is just minutes from casinos in Biloxi and Gulfport.  Come visit us and see what you can find on nature’s playground.

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