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Incorporated in 1888, Waveland was identified by an early travel writer as “a great circle of friends”. That circle of friends has expanded to a population of over 6,500.

Waveland barely survived Hurricanes Camille (1969) and Katrina (2005), but its pristine beaches and prime waterfront locale beckoned residents to return and rebuild. Waveland is now a small yet thriving city, and is home to Buccaneer State Park as well as a large casino. Water sports, hunting, fishing, biking, and birding are popular with outdoor enthusiasts, and there are also the annual Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s, and Christmas parades.