Harrison County Beach Closed In Three Areas

There are three areas of the beach in Harrison County that the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says are not safe to swim in because of high bacteria levels.

In Long Beach, the beach is closed from Oak Gardens to Girard.

Two areas in Gulfport are impacted, from 15th Street to Thornton Avenue, and from Laurel Drive to Anniston Avenue.

The beach will remain closed until sample results indicate the water is safe to enter again. Until then, the MDEQ advises against swimming and other water contact.