The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted the beach water contact advisories for Pass Christian West Beach, Pass Christian East Beach and Gulfport West Beach.   

Water samples at this station show the area has reached acceptable bacteria levels.  

Advisories have been: LIFTED for: 

  • Pass Christian West Beach — the previously affected area is from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St. (Station 5)
  • Pass Christian East Beach — the previously affected area is from Espy Ave. east to Hayden Ave. (Station 7)
  • Gulfport West Beach — the previously affected area is from Marie Ave. east to Camp Ave. (Station 8)

Advisories remain in place for Long Beach and Pass Christian Central Beach. 

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.