OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A kayak launch that has been in the works for almost a decade is now a reality in Ocean Springs.
The 80-foot dock and launch is built adjacent to the community pier on the east end of Front Beach and ties in with the recently renovated boat launches.
There are two unique features on this new launch. First, it is handicapped accessible so wheelchair-bound kayak enthusiasts can use the launch. Second, the dock floats up and down with the tide and can be removed from the concrete pilings in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane.
County workers installed the pilings, and the dock and ramp were paid for with a grant from the coastal impact assistance program. The total cost was about $140,000.