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Labor Day on the beach in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - This Labor Day holiday brought a few newcomers to Biloxi's beach front, among them were Walter Isbell and his family from Baton Rouge.

"I got on the jet skis. I had a great time," Isbell said. "I even had a wipe-out and fell off. I didn't know I couldn't touch the bottom way out there."

Another family also came from Baton Rouge with about 20 people in tow. 

"It's actually our second time to come. It's our first time here since the oil spill," Allison Smith said. "We had a great experience and we had a great time feeding the birds."

Beach-goers and tourists had full rein of the beach as clean-up crews have been working early mornings.

"We actually looked for oil when I was out there. I didn't see anything in the water that indicated that there was even an oil spill out here in this area," said John Carroll of Macon, Georgia.

"No oil, great sun, clean sand and all smiles," said Earnest Dunbar of Baton Rouge.

With more tourism dollars coming to the coast by way of BP grant money, visitors could see businesses offering more tourism draws, beyond the unofficial end of summer. 

Allison Smith said South Mississippi has a permanent place on her family's travel itinerary.

"The Gulf Coast is back, it's full and it's blooming. Businesses are here, and it's a beautiful sight."

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