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Old 09-18-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Each Coast is distinctive.
There is a Western culture, an Eastern culture, and a Southern Culture.
I prefer the Pacific side over the Atlantic side, but I LOVE the Emerald Coast best of all.
Maine is IMO the most beautiful state in the US.
NYC is my favorite place on earth.
Pacific Coast Hwy is on my bucket list.
East Coast is "Lobstah" rolls in the North and BBQ in the South.
West Coast is Cali cuisine and amazing food trucks.
Gulf Coast is "South ya mouth", "Slap Yo Mama" spicy Cajun comfort food.
All have water, waves, beaches, and people that call it home.

All are coasts.
Nice post!
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Gulf Coast culture is as distinctive from east coast culture or west coast culture as east and west coast culture are from each other. So, the Gulf coast exists as a cultural entity, which I think is what OP was getting at (I hope for OP's sake anyway) because if OP was actually wondering if the Gulf coast geographically exists than I don't know what to say other than of course it does...
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I would disagree slightly, simply because the Gulf is technically part of the Atlantic. The differences between Charleston and New Orleans aren't nearly as drastic as those between the former and San Diego.
I agree with what your saying Gunion but this is where a nation's local traditions come in.

For example, take South America. Like North America, most of us would say that it borders both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But now look at the extreme southern tip of South America (parts of Chile and Argentina). That is where the continent narrows into a peninsula sort of like Florida does up here.

So does South America really have two separate ocean coasts are they really just one Atlantic/Pacific Coast that are interconnected down by the Strait of Magellan? I think most people will say even though they are interconnected, they are still distinct enough to say there are two separate coasts. They might add another coast - the Caribbean Coast of South America.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't think it too egregious to just refer to it as the "Gulf Shore" and leave the coast references to the oceans or extremely large lakes
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:45 AM
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Location: Miami
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I don't think it too egregious to just refer to it as the "Gulf Shore" and leave the coast references to the oceans or extremely large lakes
"Gulf Shores is a city on Alabama's Gulf Coast."

I'm not understanding your point lol.

Honestly I actually think the Gulf Coast captures more of a deeper, ingrained "Coastal" culture than the Great Lakes, Westcoast or Northeast. I think for that reason, people see it as a distinct subculture of the South, moreso than it is an actual stand alone Coast.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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It's only missing waves.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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It's only missing waves.
Only on the Eastern side. There are waves, albeit small ones, on the Texas Gulf coast. There is even a Texas Gulf Coast Surfing Association. Yeah, it doesn't compare to the East or West coast, but it's there!
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't think it too egregious to just refer to it as the "Gulf Shore" and leave the coast references to the oceans or extremely large lakes
Wtf are you talking about? The Gulf is part of the Atlantic.

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It's only missing waves.
Come during a storm.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I don't think it too egregious to just refer to it as the "Gulf Shore" and leave the coast references to the oceans or extremely large lakes
LOL, did you make your comment with a straight face? Does it not count because it doesn't touch California? Using your logic, could you kindly point me to a lake on planet earth that is bigger than the Gulf of Mexico or show me where the physical barrier is between the Gulf and the Atlantic? I'll wait.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: 352
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Yes. 1. Its a literal coastline. 2. It has a distinct culture, climate, feel. Houston, Biloxi, Nola, Mobile, Pensacola, Corpus, etc all share this certain style.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I never once in my life heard of this "coastal elite" bull before joining this forum. But it's mentioned here all the time. I've lived on the coast all my life and AFAIK normal people here on the coast don't think like that.
It's after they move away that they discover they are not the center of the universe. The media in NY, DC and California makes them think everyone thinks like them. They don't even know there are other people out there with different issues.
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