Veterans Memorial Park is on the Waveland Beach at the foot of Coleman Avenue. This beautiful park and the Veteran’s Memorial Monument are provided by Waveland to honor all veterans.
Next to the monument is the Garfield Ladner Pier extending 860’ into the Bay of St. Louis (replacing the pier built in 1988 and completed in 2003). This pier is built of concrete, replacing the wooden pier lost in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It is used by fishermen from dawn to dusk. It has handicap access and picnic pavilions. A bike/walking track runs along Beach Boulevard, stretching from Waveland to the Bay St. Louis Bridge. It is popular with walkers, runners, and bikers. Today, Waveland is the only city on the Gulf Coast prohibiting commercial buildings on the beachfront.
Waveland (the Land of the Waves) was originally part of old Shieldsboro (now Bay St. Louis) and was known as Montgomery Station and Grand Bend before applying for, and being granted, a special charter to become a separate municipality with a Mayor and Board of Aldermen in 1888.
Early in 1970, due to the increase in its population, Waveland became a city. Its creation was largely due to the presence of the L & N Railroad and its proximity to New Orleans. From the beginning, it was a resort town, with many New Orleans residents having summer homes.
Address: 1028 Depot Way, Area of Bookter St. and Union St.
City: Bay St. Louis
Phone: Waveland City Hall 228.467.4124
Waveland Website: www.waveland.ms.gov/SitePages/Home.aspx
For Information Contact: Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau
Hancock Tourism Phone: 228.463.7120
Tourism Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour Time: Open Year Round
Accessibility: accessible sidewalks