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Old 04-10-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Katy TX
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Your best bet for a nice beach near Houston is Padre Island (Corpus Christi, TX). The water there is on most days, a beautiful emerald green and blue colored water, albeit still slightly brown and muddy when the weather gets bad. Sand is much nicer when compared to Galveston as well. If you don't mind driving out a few more hours, you can head east bound to Pensacola FL (8 hrs). The beaches here are ridiculously beautiful...sugar sand, clear blue/green waters and great weather. Can't go wrong.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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Your best bet for a nice beach near Houston is Padre Island (Corpus Christi, TX). The water there is on most days, a beautiful emerald green and blue colored water, albeit still slightly brown and muddy when the weather gets bad. Sand is much nicer when compared to Galveston as well. If you don't mind driving out a few more hours, you can head east bound to Pensacola FL (8 hrs). The beaches here are ridiculously beautiful...sugar sand, clear blue/green waters and great weather. Can't go wrong.
Whoa I never really had any idea that Florida was only 8 hours away

If I was the OP I would definately think about driving over to Florida, sure it would take you twice the time to get there but it is twice the beach!
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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Here is a map with all 41 Galveston beach access locations http://www.cityofgalveston.org/pdf/f...hureinside.pdf
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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Are there any lakes that are like beaches?
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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I see what you guys are talking about:
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Are there any lakes that are like beaches?
With a mild argument for Caddo Lake aside, there are no natural lakes in Texas.

Ronnie
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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Whoa I never really had any idea that Florida was only 8 hours away

If I was the OP I would definately think about driving over to Florida, sure it would take you twice the time to get there but it is twice the beach!
You CAN get there in 8 hours if you don't have traffic and only stop once in the middle to get gas and use the bathroom. 9 hours or so is more realistic.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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Anybody see the gulf coast ad for tourism and it goes through the different states and cities that access the coast. I like how galveston is left out of it haha. That would bother me if I was the mayor down there
That's actually because there is a gulf coast tourism committee that leaves out Texas. They leave out Texas because they're trying to get Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida as touristic as Texas. Florida ofcourse is but the Miami side. And Orlando. Not the gulf coast part. While I agree with you that Galveston's water isn't the best, that's not the reason they leave out Texas.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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The Houston area beaches are an example of what happens with unchecked human activity on the Gulf...
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:38 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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That's actually because there is a gulf coast tourism committee that leaves out Texas. They leave out Texas because they're trying to get Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida as touristic as Texas. Florida ofcourse is but the Miami side. And Orlando. Not the gulf coast part. While I agree with you that Galveston's water isn't the best, that's not the reason they leave out Texas.
I think they leave out Texas because they are trying to draw Texans to their states Gulf Coast Beaches. They want tourist from Texas, to go to Louisiana Casinos and Cities, and Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Gulf beaches. If they included Texas then Texans may get more interested in staying in Texas.
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