Welcome to Bay St. Louis, MS
Selected as #2 best Coastal Small Towns by USA Today
Whether your son is coming from the local area or from around the world, Bay St. Louis is an ideal location for an educational setting. Nestled on the Gulf of Mexico, Bay St. Louis (population 9,408) has served as the home to Saint Stanislaus since its founding in 1854. The campus of Saint Stanislaus is a short walk to historic Old Town Bay St. Louis which is home to art galleries, restaurants, and fine boutiques.
Bay St. Louis is home to a 163-slip harbor built in May of 2014. The public marina is capable of servicing vessels up to 60’ in length making it a world class cruising and fishing destination. The marina is just a short walk from the Saint Stanislaus campus.
Plenty of amazing outdoor experiences and tourist attractions are available in Bay St. Louis and the surrounding area. Bay St. Louis is home to a vibrant arts scene that is revitalizing the city itself, attracting other artists, young professionals and families wanting a fun, affordable place to live.
Best In State
“If you dream of living in an artsy coastal town, consider Bay St. Louis. In Old Town, wander the shops, galleries, and restaurants along Main Street, Second Street, and Beach Boulevard, and check out the municipal pier and harbor, which opened a few years ago. Or ramble the L&N Train Depot (which houses the Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum and Alice Moseley Folk Art Museum). Because of its proximity to New Orleans and affordable real estate, you’ll find lots of commuters mingling with NOLA ex-pats and artists who wouldn’t dream of settling elsewhere. A pedestrian-friendly downtown makes it easy to meander the galleries and restaurants without a car. Or stay put at Sycamore House for a few hours and savor their shrimp and grits platter; it’s one of the best in the state.”
— Southern Living named Bay St. Louis “15 Affordable Small Towns We Love” in 2018