Harbor

The City of Bay St. Louis, MS is pleased to announce the opening of the brand new Bay St. Louis Harbor and Pier!

The new facility is located in Old Town Bay St. Louis, just 30 miles from Slidell, LA. It allows boaters to have incredibly easy access to many of the Louisiana marshes and barrier islands for first-class fishing. Applications for slip leases are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Plan now to dock your boat and lease a slip at one of the 160 full-service, brand new, beautiful Bay St. Louis Harbor slips. The full service harbor offers boaters 12 ADA accessible slips, electrical and water service connections, full service restrooms and showers, fuel dock and sewer pump out stations, and a 155’x60′ events deck. This beautiful harbor can also accommodate vessels upwards of 100′! The Rutherford Pier serves as the northern boundary of the harbor basin. The pier length is approximately 1,100 linear feet which includes 4 covered platforms and a 30’x50’ fishing platform with a 10’x20′ portion that is covered. If you just want to dock for the day, tie up to the day pier and explore Old Town!

Old Town Bay St. Louis offers big-city sophistication with small town, southern charm. The beautiful coastal hub differs from many of the harbors in the area by offering boutique shopping, fine dining, first-class lodging, live entertainment, and sightseeing.

Plan your visit around upcoming events in the Bay St. Louis area. Dock your boat and stay for a blues concert at 100 Men Hall, or enjoy a live theater performance at the historic Bay St. Louis Little Theatre.

Spend a day shopping for one-of-a-kind antiques and gifts in one of the many shops in Old Town Bay St. Louis, or enjoy a fine dining experience in one of the many cafes and restaurants in the heart of town.

Stay for the Second Saturday Artwalk on the second Saturday of every month for a chance to see work by both established and up-and-coming artists from around the region. Extensive lodging options, such as quaint bed and breakfasts and beautiful cottages to rent, make it tempting to dock at the Bay St. Louis Harbor and spend the weekend…or even longer!

Bay St. Louis, MS was voted one of America’s Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel Magazine, beating out many of the top contenders by a long shot! It has also been named one of the Best Little BeachTowns according to Coastal Living Magazine and most recently was identified as one of the Top 12 Places You Need To Visit by virtualtravel.com. The laid-back atmosphere and rich 300 year history combine to make Bay St. Louis one of the most interesting places in the country.

The new harbor opening will create even more access to Bay St. Louis – not only a great fishing town, but a cultural hub with excellent shopping and entertainment options as well. Warm beaches, first-rate fishing, friendly southern vibe, and the overall picturesque view of Old Town makes Bay St. Louis Harbor the BEST facility on the Gulf Coast to dock your boat.

Chuck Fortin, Harbor Master

Harbor Office: (228)467-4226
Cell Phone: (228)216-1644

The City is pleased to welcome Chuck Fortin to Bay St. Louis and as our Harbor Master.

Chuck brings with him 25 years of marina experience covering a wide variety of positions including 10 years as a general manager of similar facilities. He has also worked as a dockhand, spent several years in boat yards and mechanical shops, then progressing to service manager, marina manager, and general manager.

His most recent position was General Manager of Marina Operations on Lake Powell in Southeastern Utah. During his time there he oversaw the operation of 2 full-service marinas which held over 1000 boats in slips and on moorings.