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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ocean Springs.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Ocean Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile (AL). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Ocean Springs. Mobile (AL) has a population of 190,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gulfport. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the west of Ocean Springs and has a population of 71,800 people.

For comparison, Ocean Springs has a population of 17,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Chickasaw (AL)   [Map]   5,794   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Prichard (AL)   [Map]   21,732   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Saraland (AL)   [Map]   14,576   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Semmes (AL)   [Map]   4,934   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bay Saint Louis   [Map]   13,043   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Biloxi   [Map]   45,908   W   5 miles [8 km]
D'Iberville   [Map]   11,610   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Diamondhead   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gautier   [Map]   18,512   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Long Beach   [Map]   15,642   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Moss Point   [Map]   13,398   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pascagoula   [Map]   21,733   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pass Christian   [Map]   5,878   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Waveland   [Map]   6,354   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wiggins   [Map]   4,543   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Coalville   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coll Town   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Escatawpa   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fountainebleau   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gulf Hills   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gulf Park Estates   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Helena   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Hickory Hills   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Latimer   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Martin Bluff   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mississippi City   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Gulfport   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Martin   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vancleave   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wool Market   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Ocean Springs, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ocean Springs.

Jackson County ...

Ocean Springs is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Mobile (AL), George, Harrison & Stone.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ocean Springs ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Ocean Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ocean Springs ...

Looking for more information about Ocean Springs? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ocean Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ocean Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Ocean Springs.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Ocean Springs. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ocean Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Mississippi

    Mississippi Tourism
    Parks for Mississippi

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Mississippi Statewide Tourism
    Ocean Springs Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Ocean Springs

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Mississippi

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Mississippi

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Mississippi

Airports Near Ocean Springs ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Ocean Springs.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Ocean Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ocean Springs. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   WSW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   248 miles [399.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   ENE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   ENE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   NNW   65 miles [104.6 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   NNW   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dean Griffin Meml.   [Map]   M24   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stennis Intl.(ICAO: KHSA)   [Map]   HSA   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   ESE   41 miles [66 km]
Poplarville Airport   [Map]   M13   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Picayune Muni.   [Map]   MJD   W   51 miles [82.1 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   54 miles [86.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
        Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ocean Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ocean Springs.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Ocean Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ocean Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ocean Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ocean Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ocean Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4064, Longitude: -88.7951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ocean Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ocean Springs), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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