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Old 09-10-2017, 02:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the Gulf has no megacities directly on the coastline. There's no popular beach/ocean culture associated with this region. It's moreso known for its swamps and marshes.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I guess I'll chime in. I'm from the Great Lakes, and here's my take on both the regions:


The Gulf Coast is definitely a coast. The gulf is part of the ocean, not some landlocked lagoon. The fact that that is even being debated is ridiculous.


The Great Lakes are not "coasts". Why? Cause they are landlocked freshwater lakes that only connect to the ocean through rivers. The great lakes are obviously huge for being lakes but no where near the size of the oceans. I'd don't live on the coast-- I live on the shore.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the Gulf has no megacities directly on the coastline. There's no popular beach/ocean culture associated with this region. It's moreso known for its swamps and marshes.
No beach culture? Tell that to the sugar-sand beach towns that got whipped by hurricanes...you know, those storms that coastal towns are especially vulnerable in.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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This is probably one of the dumbest questions I have ever seen posted here.

The Gulf of Mexico is connected to the Atlantic Ocean and not only has beaches that are popular with visitors (ie South Padre Island and Corpus Christi in Texas and much of the Gulf Coast in Florida) but also large ports (ie Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, etc), contains salt water marine life, and is affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. To even question this is just asinine.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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Come hurricane time you'd better believe we're a coast.

And I always say I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, even before CD "used the term to make me feel special." How stupid.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the Gulf has no megacities directly on the coastline. There's no popular beach/ocean culture associated with this region. It's moreso known for its swamps and marshes.
What do you consider a mega city? The Tampa-St Pete metro has nearly 3 million people. I'd say that's pretty major.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What do you consider a mega city? The Tampa-St Pete metro has nearly 3 million people. I'd say that's pretty major.
A megacity is generally considered to be a metro with 10M or more. In other words, if the gulf had a NY or LA, it'd likely be taken more seriously as a coast.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:45 PM
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Location: Miami
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There's no popular beach/ocean culture associated with this region. It's moreso known for its swamps and marshes.
Ugh, are you sure?
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ugh, are you sure?
About?
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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No popular beach associated with this region?

Who is this person? A trolling teenager? Cause he can't be serious.

So I suppose the hoard of Spring Breakers that invade Orange Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach, Rosemary Beach, Biloxi, Perdido, Pensacola Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Tampa, St. Pete ... they're imaginary.

The stupidest thread I've ever seen.
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