Bayou La Batre Tourism

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Bayou La Batre (/ˌbaɪ.oʊ lə ˈbætri/ or local /ˌbaɪlə ˈbætri/) is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. It is included in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. At the 2000 census, the population was 2,313. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2,558. Bayou La Batre is a fishing village with a seafood-processing harbor for fishing boats and shrimp boats. The local Chamber of Commerce has described the city as the "Seafood Capital of Alabama" for packaging seafood from hundreds of fishing boats. Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile County mainland and was founded in 1786, when French-born Joseph Bouzage (Bosarge) [1733-1795] was awarded a 1,259-acre (509 ha) Spanish land grant on the West Bank of the bayou (see history below). The modern City of Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955. Bayou La Batre was featured in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and the book upon which it is based. In April 2005, Disney Studios launched a secretly built pirate ship, the Black Pearl, out of Bayou La Batre for filming sequels to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Bayou La Batre's seafood industry also serves as a centerpiece for the History channel's reality documentary series Big Shrimpin'. On August 29, 2005, the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, which produced the largest storm surge ever recorded in the area, reaching nearly 16 ft (5 m) and pushing many shrimp boats and the cargo ship M/V Caribbean Clipper onto shore.


Bayou La Batre is located at a short trip away from Biloxi a major city in United States. Attractions in Biloxi include Beau Rivage Casino, Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Biloxi, Ip Casino Resort. To reach Bayou La Batre, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Va Hospital. To explore Bayou La Batre, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more! If you are looking for travel information of Bayou La Batre in United States, you've come to the right place.

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Facts and Stats for Bayou La Batre*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bayou La Batre

    Know the pollution level of Bayou La Batre before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Bayou La Batre: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bayou La Batre for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bayou La Batre.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.33 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.33 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.43 (High)
    • Car Stealing 55 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.67 (High)
    • Attacks 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Living in Bayou La Batre - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bayou La Batre is 175 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 35.65 (Low)
    • Climate Index 87.58 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.22 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.12 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.82 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 121.65 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bayou La Batre

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bayou La Batre

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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