One of two county seats in Harrison County, Biloxi is a historic city overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It’s rebuilt itself following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has once again reclaimed its reputation as a popular beachside getaway.
With beautiful barrier islands, impressive museums, and a fascinating history, Biloxi is an ideal place to rent an RV while exploring the Mississippi Sound. There’s a great selection of family-friendly RV parks in the city, as well as shopping malls and all the services you need.
The Great Outdoors
Book a motorhome rental in Biloxi and make the 15-minute drive east to the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which protects a stunning stretch of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and Mississippi. The Davis Bayou area near Biloxi is the only portion in Mississippi to be accessible by car and is home to the William M. Colmer Visitor Center where you can learn about the ecology of the area. Cast a line to see what’s biting off the adjacent fishing pier or follow one of the short hiking trails to take in the seashore’s natural wonders.
Continue driving east, and you’ll arrive at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge in Gautier, which was established in 1975 to protect one of the world’s rarest bird populations. It encompasses one of the last tracts of wet pine savannah in Mississippi, with guided tours offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the magnificent Mississippi sandhill cranes. Aside from the cranes, birdwatchers may also be treated to sightings of bald eagles, red-bellied woodpeckers, and migratory Henslow’s sparrows.
Biloxi serves as the gateway to the Deer Island Coastal Preserve, which is the perfect place to escape and enjoy canoeing, paddle boarding, or just relaxing on the idyllic, white sandy beaches. Rent a boat to explore its protected landscapes at your leisure, with around ten endangered species calling the island “home.” Keep your eyes peeled for brown pelicans, American oystercatchers, and snowy plovers, as well as sharp-shinned hawks and least terns.
Pick up your RV rental in Biloxi and pull into the Gulf Beach RV Resort, which has a good selection of 30 and 50-amp hookups on concrete padded sites. Take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool, clubhouse, and on-site laundry, all with the beach just across the road.
Also in Biloxi is the Majestic Oaks RV Resort, a luxury RV destination that’s nestled beneath rows of oak trees and caters to those traveling with big rigs. There’s an outdoor pool and also a clubhouse serving complimentary coffee throughout the day, as well as an on-site business hub and laundry where you can catch up on your daily chores.
The Cajun RV Park is another family-friendly and pet-friendly option, with a children’s playground and dog park part of the facilities. There’s also a swimming pool and two illuminated pavilions, and the park is just across the street from Biloxi’s white sandy beaches.
Exploring the City
Pick up your RV rental near Biloxi and head to the famous Biloxi Lighthouse, which was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses to be constructed in the South. You can tour the lighthouse to learn about its mid-19th-century origins and resilience against countless hurricanes, then soak up the sweeping views across the Gulf Coast from the top. The lighthouse overlooks the white sands of Biloxi Beach where a historical marker details the Civil Rights wade-ins that took place here in 1960 and 1963.
Also nearby is the estate of Beauvoir where the Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived out his retirement years. It centers around a Louisiana-style cottage plantation that’s been listed on the National Register of Historic Places where you can discover the life of this Civil War leader in its period furnished rooms. Also on the estate is a Civil War museum and a historic Confederate cemetery, as well as the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library.
Gain an insight into the area’s seafaring history at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which houses exhibits on boat-building, fishing, and blacksmithing. Admire the 65-foot replica of a Biloxi schooner that once sailed the Mississippi Sound and see the devastation that Hurricane Katrina caused in the area. The museum is located at Point Cadet, with impressive views towards the Biloxi Bay Bridge on offer.
Biloxi is home to supermarkets where you can stock up on all the supplies you need and plenty of fast food eateries and restaurants for dining out. There are also gas stations if you want to fill up your travel trailer rental in Biloxi.
Whether you’re visiting Harrison County for its stunning beaches or historic landmarks, book an RV in Biloxi and start exploring.