Pass Christian

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The city of Pass Christian, or “the Pass” as locals refer to it, begins near the western boundary of Harrison County. Originally named for a nearby deep water channel, the Pass had been occupied first by Native Americans, then by Spanish and French explorers. The 19th century brought an influx of wealthy New Orleanians, who built beach and summer homes on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi Sound, and the area became a famous and favorite tourist destination. Many of these historic mansions along Scenic Drive were demolished or heavily damaged in Hurricanes Camille and Katrina, but enough were repaired or restored to preserve the majestic dignity of Scenic Drive.   Pass Christian has a first-class municipal harbor, which was rebuilt following Hurricane Katrina and expanded to more than twice its original size. This municipal harbor is where the Mississippi Coast’s primary shrimp fleet and commercial fishing boats share space with privately owned sailboats, yachts, and pleasure craft of all sizes. The waters off the Pass Christian shore are home to some of the premier oyster reefs in the world. With a population of nearly 5,000, Pass Christian is a blend of beach town, upscale homes, quirky cottages, and laid-back style.

Pass Christian is just minutes away from Beachfront Casinos, Luxurious Hotels, Boutique Shopping, Great Local Restaurants, Multiple Golf Courses, Boating, Fishing, and Beachfront relaxation as far as the eye can see.

 

Places to stay

Hotel Pass Christian

  • 116 W. Scenic Drive
  • Pass Christian, MS 39571
  • Phone: (228) 222-2062

is a 10-room boutique hotel featuring a spa and walking distance from Pass Christian shopping, fishing and Bacchus On the Beach.

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Hotel Whiskey

  • 115 Davis Avenue
  • Pass Christian, MS 39571
  • Phone: (228) 493-6200

is a boutique hotel offering 11 beautifully appointed rooms, one of which is a luxurious 1,000 square foot master suite.