Section Of Beach In Gulfport Closed

Health officials are warning you to stay away from a section of beach in Gulfport.

The section of beach stretching from Thorton Avenue and 19th Avenue has been shut down because of high levels of bacteria. Health officials issued the warning after finding elevated levels of elevated fecal coliform in the water.

The beach will remain off limits to swimmers until two consecutive tests come back clean. This same section of beach was closed off in early May for the same reason.