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Old 09-10-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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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.
One visit to the Destin area on a summer weekend would undo that myth. I've never been to a more congested community in my life.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Yes, the Gulf Coast is a coast and water is wet.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, 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.
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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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Ugh, are you sure?
By "beach culture," the poster is probably referring more to a sort of "brand." That is, the beach cultures in places like LA, Miami, or Jersey Shore have branding to the point of entire clothing lines, TV shows, followings, all leading up to an identifiable "scene."

The Gulf has popular beaches, no doubt, but the cities on said beaches just aren't large to the point of having a type of well-known scene. And of course, the beaches near most of the large cities (Houston, NOLA) are either poor or non-existent (respectively).
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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By "beach culture," the poster is probably referring more to a sort of "brand." That is, the beach cultures in places like LA, Miami, or Jersey Shore have branding to the point of entire clothing lines, TV shows, followings, all leading up to an identifiable "scene."

The Gulf has popular beaches, no doubt, but the cities on said beaches just aren't large to the point of having a type of well-known scene. And of course, the beaches near most of the large cities (Houston, NOLA) are either poor or non-existent (respectively).
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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OP have you even seen the news as of late?
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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This is a strange question. LOL!
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:51 AM
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Location: Miami
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By "beach culture," the poster is probably referring more to a sort of "brand." That is, the beach cultures in places like LA, Miami, or Jersey Shore have branding to the point of entire clothing lines, TV shows, followings, all leading up to an identifiable "scene."

The Gulf has popular beaches, no doubt, but the cities on said beaches just aren't large to the point of having a type of well-known scene. And of course, the beaches near most of the large cities (Houston, NOLA) are either poor or non-existent (respectively).
I still don't know what the hell you guys are talking about lol, I grew up in the Northeast, and I wasn't really into beaches until I moved to the South. The only Major Cities to have a STRONG beach culture, are Miami and LA. But The Gulf Coast has a beach culture, and it's completly different from the East and West. From my experience, the GC Beach Culture is much more party oriented; South Padre, Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Spring Break Panama City, Black Beach in Biloxi, etc.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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The gulf coast is superior to the other coasts, and yes it is a coast.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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It's a very real thing, you probably don't notice it because you are from there.

I've known many people from the coasts, from college, transplants, and my own visiting.

Many times when I've met someone from Boston or NYC they confuse Idaho where I grew up with Ohio, Indiana or Iowa. When I point out they are different places I usually get poo pooed. "Yeah whats the difference, anyway." or "Yeah it's all flyover country." or some version of that. The fact that these areas are over a thousand miles apart or different regions of "flyover" country seems to be totally lost on them.

Its incredible how multicultural and international a place like NYC can be and yet most of them don't know a thing about most of their own country. One of my friend's cousins visiting from Manhattan gave me a hard time for not have eaten Ethiopian food before, yet merely moments before he though Idaho was flat and in the Midwest.

That encounter is pretty typical.

The fact that this discussion is even happening is a symptom of coastal elitism. Of course the gulf coast is a real coast, what a stupid discussion.
There may be some 'elitism' associated with that, but overall, Americans aren't very geographically astute, especially about regions outside of their own. Ask folks from Idaho about the Northeast and I'm sure you'll have more than a few people who express some inaccurate sentiments.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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The Gulf Coast has land meeting water. Weird concept for the OP.
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