Gulfport, Florida: Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat

For 15 years Morris was the unofficial animal of Gulfport. His favorite spot was the city's beachfront casino, and when he died in 1985 his ashes were entombed in a custom-made mini-mausoleum that stands between the casino and the beach. It's topped with a full-color metal likeness of Morris.

Address:
5500 Shore Blvd S., Gulfport, FL
Directions:
On the south side of Shore Blvd S. at its intersection with Beach Blvd S. The crypt is inside an upright freestanding pillar, to the right and slightly behind the Gulfport Casino, along a cement walkway that encircles the Casino.
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Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat.

Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat

My daughter and I made a trip in 2022 to see the memorial for Morris The Casino Cat.

[Jeremy, 04/13/2022]

"His ashes remain here by his mansion by the sea."

Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat.

Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat

Slowly walk behind the casino and the Morris column is just on the path, next to the beach area.

[Randy Hoopes, 01/31/2022]

Morris the Casino Cat.

Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat

Morris the Casino Cat is actually sitting atop a pillar that is part of the rail system surrounding the Casino's outdoor area.

[Kay Sarti, 02/04/2017]

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