Ocean Springs, Mississippi, lies at the heart of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast on the eastern shore of Biloxi Bay. It’s known as the City of Discovery in recognition of the French establishment of a settlement here in 1699. Long before the French arrived, however, the area was appreciated for its beauty and natural resources by Native Americans. The attributes that brought these early residents have attracted a diverse stream of people during the past 300 years. Ocean Springs has been flavored by many influences during its rich history, and now in the 21st century, it has a unique character that makes it’s citizens happy to call it home.
Like the rest of the Mississippi Coast, Ocean Springs was severely affected by the strong wind and huge surge of Hurricane Katrina. And like the rest of the Coast, the city and it’s citizens have endured. Today Ocean Springs is rebuilding and improving the city. Visit the historical and growing commercial districts for unique shopping experiences. Enjoy city services and facilities that are in operation, and spend time in one of the many parks and green spaces. Through it all, Ocean Springs is continuing to help those most affected by Katrina. If you would like to help, please visit the Rebuild Ocean Springs Fund web site. Find time during your week to enjoy natural beauty, cultural resources, and other aspects of the city and the Coast. We welcome visitors to come and enjoy. Please visit the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce for additional visitor information or call (228) 875-4424.
—Content taken from http://ci.ocean-springs.ms.us/