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Old 11-18-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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I was wondering if Mississippi has any palm trees? Is the coast line scenic?

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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The Sabal Palmetto (Cabbage Palm) is native to the Mississippi coast. They're not graceful like the Coconut palms in south Florida, but they're a palm nonetheless.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I recently visited the Gulf Coast of MS, AL and FL. A lot of the MS gulf coast was badly damaged by Katrina a few years ago, and many towns still show a lot of damage. The Biloxi Gulfport coastline has been quickly rebuilt with many large casino hotel type resorts that replaced some riverboat type casinos that were destroyed by Katrina. As far as scenic beauty, there are some nice towns along the MS gulf coast. Ocean Springs is one that I liked, the giant oak trees form tunnels across the streets. However, the beaches on the MS gulf coast are not as nice as further east in Alabama or Florida. And you won't find scenic beauty like you would along the coast of Maine or Mass.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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The MS Coast is known more for what is on land rather than what the water and beaches look like. The Mississippi River has been dumping river water for centuries into the Gulf, so you can understand why the water is not blue there. The oak trees that line Hwy 90 create some beautiful outdoor spaces.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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They just planted a whole bunch of them along I 90, and on the beach!
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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Only 100 miles east from there is Pensacola, double that distance and you'll be at Panama City Beach, dubbed "home of the world's most beautiful beaches"
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Only 100 miles east from there is Pensacola, double that distance and you'll be at Panama City Beach, dubbed "home of the world's most beautiful beaches"
Too bad they're far fom it lol. Give me Hawaii beaches or give me death!
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Panama City Beach is far from being the "home of the world's most beautiful beaches." They have a good party scene and that's about it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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We have palm trees in Hattiesburg--what kind or whether they are native I don't know but they grow here. Not real tall though. The coast was beautiful-before Katrina with the lovely old-fashioned homes all along the highway and the ability to actually see the beach. Now not so much--none of the homes are there- just steps to nowhere. The rebuilding is changing the whole scene to what is in Florida--miles of condos.
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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