According to Harrison County Sand Beach Director Chuck Loftis, all 21 fire pits on the 26 miles of Harrison County Sand Beach, the largest human-made beach in the world, have been issued burn permits for Thursday, July 4. Some fire pits do remain available for July 5-7. Fire pits can be reserved for $25 at the Harrison County Sand Beach office at 842 Commerce St. in Gulfport. The $25 must be paid with a credit or debit card. The permit fee is non-refundable.
Those wishing to reserve fire pits for the Independence Day weekend will need to do so by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, as Harrison County offices will be closed July 4 and 5 for the Independence Day holiday. The Harrison County Sand Beach office is open from 7-3:30 p.m.
Fires are also allowed on the beach for those who own property on U.S. Highway 90, directly across from the property.
And remember, although there are some water advisories along Harrison County, our sand beach remains open and is ready for the extended Independence Day Weekend.