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Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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The extremely warm weather today made me think: when does the average San Antonio C-Der head down to the beach for the first time in a year? Just wondering!

Hope all of y'all enjoyed the weather today!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:24 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I'm ready!

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: 78250
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we've never gone to the beach here in Texas....is corpus christi any good?
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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we've never gone to the beach here in Texas....is corpus christi any good?
No, its a dirty, smelly beach,with dirty water from the Mississippi river
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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No, its a dirty, smelly beach,with dirty water from the Mississippi river

While you are right about the Mississippi River ruining Texas beaches you are way over exaggerating.

We went to the beach two weekends ago, and had a blast and yes we even jumped into the water about knee deep as it's still really cold.

We go all year round because we have a house down there, but before that we would always wait till mid-late April.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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we've never gone to the beach here in Texas....is corpus christi any good?
If you've ever been to any real beaches...you'll think CC is nasty.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I don't pretend that our beaches are anything to write home about compared to others, but they are still "home" to me so I go. I grew up near CC and spent every other weekend at the beach and most summers. Plus, it's still better than no beach. You still have the view of the ocean, the sounds of the water, the breeze, and peace and quiet if you stay away from the more popular areas.

I am probably unusual though in that I prefer the beach in cooler months (October through April). I love a big fire on the beach at night when a heavy sweater is needed. I don't swim at the beach though... I think I was traumatized as a child by repeated "incidents" over the years (jellyfish stings, glass in the foot, getting hooked by a stray fish hook more than once).. I don't go into any body of water I cannot see straight through.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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we've never gone to the beach here in Texas....is corpus christi any good?

No.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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Pretty much they are our beaches and so just jumping in a car and driving down is also part of the experience.

I've always thought of Corpus as our sister city since you can find similar foods and people when it comes to my own ethnicity and more specifically my family connections from this area to that one. It indeed feels like a second home to me.

I too prefer a winter visit and already did the get in the water thing as a child so just being next to it suits me well.

@jons_wifey Corpus beaches are going to be calmer, they are inside a bay with a barrier island even farther out, so you can stand on the beach and look into the ocean but are really just seeing the water between you and the barrier island.

They have more restaurants and Downtown is always nice to visit for a quiet, charming time. If you stay there you are closer to the T-heads than the beach so if you want more sand go across the bridge by the Lex.

Some go to Rockport instead for an even quieter setting but I have never been there.

Now the real beach is on Padre Island but I wouldn't want to visit during Spring Break.

For a less populated and slightly more upscale experience, if you can call it that, visit Port Aransas. Port A is also right there on the ocean since it is on a barrier island.

The only undesirable time to visit is during red tide when the water stinks to high heaven on the way to Padre Island but once you reach the actual beaches it won't smell at all so don't get scared crossing the bridge. Oh and take jellyfish ointment.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Our always skip spring break at the beach and our first trip is always Sand Fest in Port Aransas. Sand Fest with bay fishing always makes a great first trip.
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