Top 10 Things to do in Gautier, United States

September 27, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Gautier (/ˈɡoʊtʃeɪ/ GOH-chay; French: [ɡotje]) is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, along the Gulf of Mexico west of Pascagoula. It is part of the Pascagoula Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,572 at the 2010 census. In 2002, Gautier annexed land nearly doubling its population to 18,413 by 2010, according to the Gautier Comprehensive Plan 2030.
Restaurants in Gautier

1. Walter Anderson Museum of Art

510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4632 +1 228-872-3164
Excellent
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

This museum displays a collection of Anderson's paintings, sculptures and pottery.

Reviewed By Nellie858 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

I once had a t-shirt that said "troubled genius" which would be appropriate for this artist. We skipped the introductory film at the entrance which we later regretted but had a fortuitous meeting with a man who is an art teacher and gave us the story behind the artist and that really helped bring him to life. A real unique soul with a great gift which he shared with everyone. The exhibit space is small so they rotate works 4 times a year. I wish we lived here so I could see more.

2. The Preserve Golf Club

8901 Highway 57 North, Vancleave, MS 39565-6568 +1 228-386-2500
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5 based on 20 reviews

The Preserve Golf Club

The Preserve Golf Club is eighteen holes of "pure golf" designed by U.S. Open champion and award winning golf course designer Jerry Pate. The course encompasses 245 pristine acres, surrounded by an additional 1800 acres of dedicated nature preserve.

Reviewed By Bandit2118

I gave it a four due to the greens as we hit numerous good shots that simply never held and it was on every hole which penalized some good shots.

The Preserve is special and I will look to play it every time I visit Biloxi. The staff is first rate in every way from check in to Dave the starter to restaurant to maintenance staff; simply brilliant and thank you for such an awesome experience!

The layout is great as it mixes some short holes with some long holes and pin placement is good with plenty variety. The layout is great as I needed every club in the bag.

The clubhouse is beautiful and perfect; there may be bigger but this is so nice and provides such a homey feeling.

Sweet Bay Restaurant is great and the staff is wonderful. Several nice draft beers and the menu is good (lots of tasty options) and I can vouch for the gumbo as well as the rib sandwich being tasty and good to every bite.

This place is perfection with the fairways and greens being immaculate (we could not find a weed nor any bare spots).

If you love golf and are staying on the MS Gulf Coast, enjoy the Preserve Golf Club!
I know I will!

3. Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours

10300 Highway 90, Moss Point, MS 39562-9728
Excellent
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4.5 based on 247 reviews

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours

Reviewed By cnelson9478

We made a stop here on a recent road trip and what a great stop! Cowboy did a fantastic job as both boat captain and tour guide. The wooden walkways are nice and solid. My handicap mother had no problems walking to the boat or boarding. The lady in the shop was cheerful and welcoming. Thanks for a great ride!

4. Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

7200 Crane Ln, Gautier, MS 39553-2500 +1 228-497-6322
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By jmpncsu - Raleigh, North Carolina

Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR protects some of the last remaining wet pine savanna, habitat for the critically endangered Mississippi subspecies of sandhill crane. It's just a half mile of I-10 in Gautier, so a nice spot for a break from driving. I was driving across Mississippi towards Florida and stopped here for a break to stretch my legs. The visitor center was closed on Monday, so I just hiked the CL Dees Nature Trail. The 3/4 mile trail runs through a wet pine savanna and along Bayou Castille. Signs along the trail provide information about the savanna habitat. Didn't see any cranes, but there were pitcher plants and wildflowers along the trail. Great place to learn about cranes and the habitat they depend on to survive as well as a good spot for a break from driving on the interstate without going far out of the way.

5. Jacks by the Tracks

709 Krebs Ave, Pascagoula, MS 39567-3146 +1 228-334-2337
Excellent
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Jacks by the Tracks

Reviewed By PascagoulaRon - Pascagoula

My business partner and I celebrated a successful week by getting out of the office for lunch, and what a perfect venue Jacks was! In the heart of downtown 'Goula, this dive bar has terrific food and a relaxed, cool atmosphere that gets you ready for a Friday night and upcoming weekend. My fish tacos were LOADED, and were everything I expected from our waitress and TA reviews. I asked for extra avocado, and the two fully loaded soft tacos arrived quickly, almost overflowing with an abundance of fish and fixins. Delicious! My partner had sushi, and was described as some of the best, with a distinct twist. Service was prompt and friendly, and the entire venue felt inviting and comfortable. Definitely an oasis from the hectic workweek...we will visit again soon.

6. Gulf Islands National Seashore - Mississippi District - Davis Bayou

3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-9709 +1 228-875-9057
Excellent
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4.5 based on 260 reviews

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Mississippi District - Davis Bayou

Reviewed By auragle3 - Huntsville, Alabama

While the staff here was very nice and tried to be helpful ,it was rather disappointing. The “museum “ was more geared to elementary age children. Which is fine unless you want something more intellectually stimulating. The paths really gave little to view except trees and underbrush.

7. Eco Tours of South Mississippi

2500 Stine Rd, Gautier, MS 39553-5240
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5 based on 26 reviews

Eco Tours of South Mississippi

Reviewed By Jake D - Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

My wife and I did a 3 hour kayak tour in the swamp with Jeff. It was absolutely incredible and Jeff was so great!! He caters to your individual needs and offers remarkable insight. We really enjoyed our visit with him. The wildlife included lots of turtles, several birds, and a few gators. It was truly a special experience and we would recommend it to anyone!

8. Round Island Lighthouse

US Highway 90 Bridge, Pascagoula, MS +1 228-938-6639
Excellent
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4 based on 32 reviews

Round Island Lighthouse

Reviewed By ladyme1 - Portland, Maine

We try to visit lighthouses on our travels. This was a nice lighthouse, but bizarre location. Right off the main road, no where we could find to stop.. just bizarre.

9. Pascagoula River Audubon Center

5107 Arthur St, Moss Point, MS 39563-2705 +1 228-475-0825
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as the gateway to the Pascagoula River, the largest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States, its habitats and the diverse assemblage of organisms that inhabit or visit the river basin throughout the year. The Center serves as a demonstration site for environmentally-friendly landscaping and a portal to nature-based programming for all ages.

Reviewed By john b - Iuka, Mississippi

Not much to see inside the center. Highlight was the different furs you could feel in a cabinet that we would not have known about if not for the boat tour guide. Boat tour was nice but it is not operated by the center so they don't have anything to do with it. Not worth the admission price.

10. Shell Landing Golf Course

3499 Shell Landing Blvd, Gautier, MS 39553-5808 +1 228-497-5683
Excellent
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Shell Landing Golf Course

Shell Landing is a high-end golf course which is open to the public. The course is located in Gautier, Mississippi just south of hwy 90 and 20 minutes from Biloxi. The course open in 2000 and was designed by the famous tour player Davis Love III. The course has rolling hills, tall pines, pine savannahs and pristine coastal marshlands. Shell Landing was voted by golf digest as one of the top ten high end courses to open in America in 2001. The beautiful clubhouse boasts a restaurant called The Landing" which serves lunch seven days a week. The course has an impressive practice facility with large teeing area, 2 practice greens and green side and fairway bunkers. Pro-line rental clubs are available for rent.

Reviewed By CathyP1953 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The scenic views, after turning off Highway 90 and crossing over the bridge, the view of the clubhouse and surrounding grounds are just strikingly beautiful!!
The trees and shrubs were so well maintained. The marsh areas along the course made the golf play so special! Wildlife was abundant as we played the 18 holes. The golf course was located in a unique, almost secluded section along the Mississippi Coast. I intend to play again at Shell Landing when I return to the area!!!

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