Just down from Biloxi, Ocean Springs is the more artsy and progressive side of the Mississippi Coast. Famous as the home of artist Walter Anderson, the town is full of galleries and art shops in addition to some historic homes. It has a very relaxed atmosphere with lots of sidewalk restaurants with nice dining . (2011)
Right at the bridge where one crosses into Ocean Springs is the city mural reflecting a bay view in the style of its famous artist Walter Anderson.
Lovelace drugstore is one of the many historic buildings in the small downtown.
A view of barge traffic and construction in the back bay near the Ocean Springs entrance.
A long history of settlement means that the moss-covered oaks of the Ocean Springs cemetery shelter many old graves
Amusingly, and fitting with the laid back feel of the town, several different roosters are left to wander free around the streets and cafes.