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View Poll Results: Which Gulf Coast Destination would you choose?
Louisiana 5 16.13%
Mississippi 2 6.45%
Alabama 3 9.68%
Florida Panhandle 21 67.74%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I saw that commercial, and I wondered why they didn't include Texas, until I remembered that our state wasn't really hit by the spill. BP is just doing some damage control.
True, and Texas beaches don't really get the recognition they deserve.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Ya, I know. Mississippi beaches aren't that good for swimming, but when I go to the coast I don't really swim anyway. Before Katrina, Mississippi's coast had a character about it that Florida and Alabama beaches don't have.

Instead of condos, the MS gulf coast had grand old homes lining highway 90 along the beach, trees, the SS Camille, washed up along the side of the highway kept painted and in good condition as a reminder of Camille, etc.

Sadly, most of that is gone and the MS gulf coast may never be the same. It will probably follow the same path as Florida and build condos, etc.

When we go to the coast we eat seafood, and bring some home for later, sit under the bridge on the bay and watch the sunset, etc.

Depends on what you go for, and we just prefer a more working class coastal environment instead of touristy.
Yeah, I remember all of that. Actually, my favorite Alabama beach is Dauphin Island, since it hasn't been overdeveloped like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. I remember when Orange Beach had cozy beach cottages, now they've been replaced with concrete high-rise condos.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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I would say, 1) NWFLA 2) Gulf Shores 3) OS-Biloxi-GPT 4) Dauphin Island 5)Bay-Waveland MS 6) LA (since there are not many beaches)
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:55 AM
 
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New Orleans really is the Paris of America and the Florida Panhandle(Destin, Pensacola, PanAm City and Fort Walton is the South of France, So Miss on Hwy 90 is what southern charm is all about and Mobile is Mobile but love Gulf Shores
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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New Orleans really is the Paris of America and the Florida Panhandle(Destin, Pensacola, PanAm City and Fort Walton is the South of France, So Miss on Hwy 90 is what southern charm is all about and Mobile is Mobile but love Gulf Shores

You have never visited Mobile have you ? Mobile has MORE charm than what you would think has.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I think I'd want to visit the AL beaches. Assuming of course I was going for the beaches. Theres also the battleship that would interest me. If for the general ambiance I'd choose Louisiana and just head into NOLA (really want to visit there )

I would skip Florida because I've been to there before and at this point in time i want to visit other states and see what they have to offer.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Ya, I know. Mississippi beaches aren't that good for swimming, but when I go to the coast I don't really swim anyway. Before Katrina, Mississippi's coast had a character about it that Florida and Alabama beaches don't have.

Instead of condos, the MS gulf coast had grand old homes lining highway 90 along the beach, trees, the SS Camille, washed up along the side of the highway kept painted and in good condition as a reminder of Camille, etc.

Sadly, most of that is gone and the MS gulf coast may never be the same. It will probably follow the same path as Florida and build condos, etc.

When we go to the coast we eat seafood, and bring some home for later, sit under the bridge on the bay and watch the sunset, etc.

Depends on what you go for, and we just prefer a more working class coastal environment instead of touristy.
The loss of those homes is one of the greatest tragedies of that weather thing....
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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^^^ So true ! That was the first thing that came to mind when I heard that Katrina was headed for the Mississippi Coast.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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Ya, I know. Mississippi beaches aren't that good for swimming, but when I go to the coast I don't really swim anyway. Before Katrina, Mississippi's coast had a character about it that Florida and Alabama beaches don't have.

Instead of condos, the MS gulf coast had grand old homes lining highway 90 along the beach, trees, the SS Camille, washed up along the side of the highway kept painted and in good condition as a reminder of Camille, etc.

Sadly, most of that is gone and the MS gulf coast may never be the same. It will probably follow the same path as Florida and build condos, etc.

When we go to the coast we eat seafood, and bring some home for later, sit under the bridge on the bay and watch the sunset, etc.

Depends on what you go for, and we just prefer a more working class coastal environment instead of touristy.
This sounds great to me.
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