MDEQ Issues Beach Advisory in Gulfport

(Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory Friday for Station 10B (East Courthouse Road Beach). An advisory issued March 14 remains in effect for Station 4 (Bay St. Louis Beach).

The advisory is issued for:

  • Station 10B — East Courthouse Road Beach — near Courthouse Road Pier (Gulfport) — the extent is from Courthouse Rd. east to Tegarden Rd.

An advisory remains in effect for:

  • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis Beach — near St. Charles Street, Bay St. Louis — the extent from the box culvert to Ballantine St.

When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted. Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available at:

To receive beach advisories directly, fill out a contact form at for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.