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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in East Beach, Ocean Springs, Mississippi USA

Rider Ability:
Beginner-Expert
Water Quality:
Clean
Water type:
Shallow, Small Wave (< 1m / 3ft)
Wind Type:
Frontal Winds (quite strong)
Ocean Springs is situated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, east of Biloxi. It has many cultural influences during the past 300 years of its history and also a fame as an arts community. Visitors can spend relaxing time in one of the many parks and green places. Ocean Springs is notorious for its white sand beaches that are ideal for any kind of water activity.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a 42 km / 26 mi of beach front, full of Kiteboarding/Kitesurfing launches. One of the most popular launches in Ocean Springs is the East Beach. The ideal spot to practice your kiting skills, when the wind is southeast, as it funnels up between Deer Island and the land. Due to the venturi effect, the wind is usually a bit stronger than on the front beach, but still ideal for kitesurfing across the bay to Deer Island and back. 

This sand beach is a bit narrow and the parking is quite limited, but it is a great place to perform all tricks and aerials, if you are using a board with bindings. Suitable for freestyle and freeride, East Beach allows all skill level kitesurfers to enjoy its waters, but you will not have the chance for wave-riding, as there are no wave breakers.

Remember to always check the wind forecast, as N, NE and NW winds are not suitable for kiting, since they are offshore winds. As most Gulf Coast beaches, East Beach is suitable for all year round kiting. So, don’t wait, take your kite, your board and glide on the sea.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM St. Martin, MS
11.10km / 6.9mi, 14 mins
1. Head east on Needle St to Sundown Ave. 2. Turn left at Sundown Ave. 3. Turn right in Lemoyne Blvd. 4. Turn right in Washington Ave. 5. Turn left at Government St. 6. Turn right in Pershing Ave. 7. Proceed to Shearwater Dr. 8. Proceed to E Beach Dr. Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM Biloxi, MS
11.26km / 7mi, 15 mins
1. Head east on Howard Ave to Main St / St Maycock. Two. Turn right in Dukate St. 3. Turn left at U.S. 90-E / Beach Blvd. Continue to follow the US-90 E. 4. Turn right in Washington Ave. 5. Turn left at Government St. 6. Turn right in Pershing Ave. 7. Proceed to Shearwater Dr. 8. Proceed to E Beach Dr. Your destination will be on your right.
BY CAR FROM Perkinston, MS
64.05km / 39.8mi, 45 mins
Take the MS-67 S. 1. Head southeast to Perkinston-Silver Run Rd. 2. Turn left at Perkinston-Silver Run Rd. 3. Slight left toward US-49 S. 4. Turn right in U.S. 49-S. 5. Merge onto MS-67 S via the ramp route to Biloxi. 6. Proceed to MS-15 S. 7. Take exit 4A to enter I-10 E toward Pascagoula / Mobile. 8. Take exit 50 toward Ocean Springs. 9. Merge onto Washington Ave. 10. Turn left at Government St. 11. Turn right in Pershing Ave. 12. Proceed to Shearwater Dr. 13. Proceed to E Beach Dr. Your destination will be on your right.
BY AIR
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport,
25 km / 15.5 miles
BY AIR
Mobile Regional Airport,
62.60 km / 38.9 miles.
BY TRAIN

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