The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued beach water contact advisories for: Waveland Beach, Pass Christian East Beach, and Gulfport Central Beach.

The beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. When water samples show that bacteria levels are safe for contact, the advisory will be lifted.

Again, the ADVISORY has been: LIFTED for each of the following beaches:

  • Waveland Beach — the affected area is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St. (Station 3)
  • Pass Christian East Beach — the affected area is from Espy Ave. East to Hayden Ave. (Station 7)
  • Gulfport Central Beach — the affected area is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave. (Station 10)


  • Pass Christian Central Beach — the affected area is from Henderson Ave. to Hiern Ave. (Station 6)
  • Gulfport West Beach — the affected area is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave. (Station 8)

Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming should not occur during or within 24 hours of significant rainfall.

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

To be included in a public group list to receive beach advisories directly, text “MDEQbeach” to (833)259-4545 or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.