Introduction to Long Beach, Mississippi
Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison county, is 3 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi and 61 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metropolitan area with. Long Beach contains a population of approximately 17,320.
Long Beach History
Long Beach was incorporated on August 10, 1905. The early economy of the city largely depended on agriculture. In the early 20th century, it served as a productive truck farming town. It was also known as the "Radish Capital of the World". The city experienced a huge damage on August 29, 2005, by Hurricane Katrina.
Long Beach and nearby Attractions
- CEC and Seabee Memorial Museum
- Ohr - O'Keefe Museum of Art
- Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
- Mardis Gras Museum
- Buccaneer State Park
- Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Things To Do In Long Beach
One can visit the Long Beach Public Library and explore some of the area’s history. Tourists can even take a look around the Long Beach First United Methodist Church, Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Little Zion Church, and Mount Pilgrim Church. The Pine Bayou Golf Club is nearby. One can also plan a trip to the Buccaneer State Park, CEC and Seabee Memorial Museum, and Mardis Gras Museum. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a popular tourist destination.
Long Beach Transportation
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is close by.
Long Beach Higher Education
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of Southern Mississippi and Pearl River Community College offer higher educational opportunities.