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#1 Jul 19, 2012
Just wondering how the beaches are in Biloxi. First time their any advice would be grateful.
#2 Jul 22, 2012
Nasty. The water is too close to the mouth of the Mississippi River so every single ounce of fertilizer run off from Montana to Ohio to every stream or river that eventually empties into the Mississippi pours out into the area near Gulfport/Biloxi/Slidell. On top of that we have our own creek & river run off that dumps tons of silt into the Mississippi Sound that gives the area a nasty coffee like tint to the water.
Biloxi has great views & the casinos/restaurants are all fun. But other than that you want to avoid it like the plague.
#3 Jul 23, 2012
I have a boxes filled with oil!!!!
#4 Jul 23, 2012
That also, there's still oil beneath the sand. There are petrochemicals in the water. They won't say so, because if so tourism would collapse & so would entire regions that would need a federal bailout. I also personally don't eat seafood caught locally. It might be safe, idk, but why take the risk? Eating it once or twice won't hurt you but some locals eat the crap every other day. Ppl often think of the Mississippi river as just that, but its not. The Red River, the Missouri River, the Ohio River, everything from around Pittsburgh all the way over to Montana & into Canada & over into Colorado & New Mexico all drains into the Mississippi. And ALL that fertilizer from ALL those states & all the other run off, sewage run off, factory pollution run off, hormones from animals on farms, pharmaceuticals etc etc -- all that garbage filters out into the Mouth of the Mississippi 100 miles south of here -- & you can bet all that junk gets into the seafood here & the water.
So when you swim in it, bathe in it or eat the seafood from it -- yeah -- most of the pesticide residue from the Central US is in that water....
Great to look out, great for sport fishing, boating, eating SOME seafood, laying on the beach, going to the casinos etc but other than that -- not a good place to visit. You'd be better off being indoors anyway because of the nasty humidity.
And take it from somebody who's lived here his entire life it is HARD to make a living here. Most jobs you gotta work with your hands or work outside in that heat or that cold, the hours are terrible, no benefits, you have to have a car so you have to pay for the upkeep & insurance & all that jazz for a car, its really expensive to live here & the jobs pay next to nothing. And employers frequently flout federal labor, union, & environmental laws, among others, & do as they please knowing most workers are too scared to speak out.
#5 Aug 11, 2012
Your right I did come to Biloxi for vacation. The fishing was good. I got to catch my first shark. Ship island was awesome. But the beaches ( around Biloxi ) were not so good. Water was low couldn't swim, didn't smell very good, and water was so merky you couldn't see 6 in below the water. Over all we had fun but I probably won't return for an extended vacation. Oh yea we ate very good while we were their.
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