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Darth_Vader
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A galaxy far, far away
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?


Gunnery Sgt. Hartman answered this question on the first day of basic training.

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777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Don’t see any horns


DeltaTigerDelta
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2017
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
They are basically an outdoor toilet.
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Darth_Vader
US Army Fan
A galaxy far, far away
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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Don’t see any horns


That kinda narrows it down.


777Tiger
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
How are you doing,brother?


Jake88
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Member since Apr 2005
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Mississippi River dirties it.


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goldennugget
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Gary Chambers
Member since Jul 2013
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Jellyfish are a problem too


sneakytiger
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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drive a little further


40 miles vs 400?


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Elephino
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
There are some decent beaches on North Padre Island near Corpus Christi. Malaquite beach comes to mind. It is part of the Padre Island National Seashore. It is a paid annual or daily pass, which keeps out some of the riff raff. One of the major issues on that stretch of coast is the current. Always lots of surf that brings in loads of seaweed. It smells terrible as it breaks down. They are limited to how much they can remove and by what means because they cannot risk disturbing turtle nests. Padre Island is one of the more popular breeding grounds for Kemp's Ridley sea turtles.


BowDownToLSU
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Member since Feb 2010
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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According to an annual report from Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, 55 out of 61 Texas beaches tested in 2020 exceeded a federal safety threshold for fecal bacterial contamination at least one day out of the year. Yes, fecal bacteria.Jul 21, 2021


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JJ27
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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There are some decent beaches on North Padre Island near Corpus Christi.


We went here in 2020 when Florida didn't want anyone from Louisiana. I honestly loved it. The water was clear, the reason it doesn't look like Destin is the color of the sand. My favorite part is the fact you can just drive onto the beach. No lugging the cooler/tent/extra crap half a mile through deep sand. It's honestly vastly underrated, which is fine with me. We will definitely keep going back.


redstick13
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Member since Feb 2007
32826 posts

re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
The beaches are a made up of mud, sand and seaweed which doesn't make for an appealing coastline. The water is brown with next to no surf to speak of. Also, Texas coastline acts as a landfill for the GOM.
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2geaux
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Georgia
Member since Feb 2008
2254 posts

re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Have you ever been to Texas beaches!


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StealthCalais11
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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Have you been to Galveston Beach? It's more like packed mud than sand and the water resembles that of Biloxi.


It's one of the shittiest beach fronts I've ever visited. However, the downtown area does have a nice allure to it.


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Sneaky__Sally
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2015
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Cause they suck


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greygoose
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Member since Aug 2013
7028 posts

re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Same as Mississippi.........

Biloxi/Ocean Springs/Gulfport isn't exactly where I'd choose to take a "beach" vacation. Especially with Alabama and the FL panhandle another hour or so drive away.


greygoose
Auburn Fan
Member since Aug 2013
7028 posts

re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
I remember the first time I sat my eyes on San Diego's beaches, right out of boot camp. Very disappointing compared to what I was used to.


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AllDayEveryDay
Texas A&M Fan
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Member since Jun 2015
3600 posts

re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
South Padre is the only beach I'd consider worth traveling to. North Padre if you want to do a cheaper trip. That'd be Port Aransas or Rockport. Anything north of that is trash and not worth going to. I lived half a mile from the beach in corpus christi for about 5 years.


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LaLadyinTx
Houston Astros Fan
Cypress, TX
Member since Nov 2018
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re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
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You hardly ever hear about Texas when beaches are discussed, though. Other than maybe a mention of South Padre or Galveston once in a blue moon,


You've obviously never been to Galveston!

Most are brown and ugly, thanks to all the sediment from the coastline Louisiana loses every year.

You only hear of Padre, because it's the only pretty beach.

My Houstonian daughter always says of Galveston...It's ugly, but it's a beach and it's our beach. That's about the best you can say.


BlackPot
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2016
997 posts

re: Why isn't Texas more known for beaches?
Kinda like Louisiana, too close to the mouth of the Mississippi. Have to get further away to enjoy some sand and water.


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