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Old 02-24-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Go down to Port A and do absolutely nothing but loaf around like a lazy bum !
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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"TX has beaches?? You mean the ones with the brown sand?? OK, sorry, couldn't resist - just kidding! If I had to swim in the Gulf, I rather liked Padre and Corpus Christi. I wouldn't even put my toes in in Galveston."

Yes, Texas has beaches and NONE are ever closed because of HEAVY concentrations of fecal matter (the polite term) like many California beaches. That heavily polluted brown water out there is not caused by the sand but by human waste - not kidding.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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"TX has beaches?? You mean the ones with the brown sand?? OK, sorry, couldn't resist - just kidding! If I had to swim in the Gulf, I rather liked Padre and Corpus Christi. I wouldn't even put my toes in in Galveston."

Yes, Texas has beaches and NONE are ever closed because of HEAVY concentrations of fecal matter (the polite term) like many California beaches. That heavily polluted brown water out there is not caused by the sand but by human waste - not kidding.
Grow a tougher skin - I was kidding. Incidentally, the beach a few blocks from where I live has never been "brown" with pollution. Some of the beaches closer to the border (e.g. Imperial Beach, or as we call it "IB") have been closed when waste drift up from Mexico. Most of the SD beaches a little further up north never have this problem and are beautiful. (e.g. OB, PB, La Jolla etc.) You clearly have not visited many CA beaches.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Heck we can truck in white sand if you really need it. Corpus does.. so can Galveston.

But the beaches in Corpus are always covered with seaweed and dead jelly fish. =( And then there are the snakes in the dunes.. they like to crawl in your sleeping bags.. thats not fun.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Heck we can truck in white sand if you really need it. Corpus does.. so can Galveston.

But the beaches in Corpus are always covered with seaweed and dead jelly fish. =( And then there are the snakes in the dunes.. they like to crawl in your sleeping bags.. thats not fun.
All the reasons why I prefer the Pacific. Hey, do you sleep/camp on the beach? Since you mentioned sleeping bags.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I have camped on Stewart Beach in Galveston, Mustang Island near Corpus, and South Padre when I was much, much younger. I now prefer camping at the nearest Holiday Inn.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And then there are the snakes in the dunes.. they like to crawl in your sleeping bags.. thats not fun.

Are you kidding me? If I saw a snake on the beach, it would traumatize me for LIFE!
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:51 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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What about the beauty of Texas beaches? Sure, there are no perfect beaches, but is there a beach that you folks like because of the surroundings?
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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South Padre, and to me, it's no contest. The sand isn't baby-powder white like Cancun or the Florida panhandle, but it's clean and the water has that crystal-clear, turquoise color that compares with any beach, anywhere. There are inexpensive places to stay, great restaurants, and a lot of really fun bars (if your're the partying type). The island, from bay side to gulf side, is a half-mile wide, so you can do the beach by day and check out the sunset over beers or margaritas at night. I recommend getting a hotel or condo room on the gulf side with a balcony that faces the beach...in the late afternoon, with the sun behind you and the breeze blowing in from the gulf, it feels amazing, even on the hottest day.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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TX has beaches?? You mean the ones with the brown sand?? OK, sorry, couldn't resist - just kidding! If I had to swim in the Gulf, I rather liked Padre and Corpus Christi. I wouldn't even put my toes in in Galveston.
Last time we were in San Diego just under a year ago, the beach was closed for pollution problems.

On the other hand, our last trip to Galveston was in November and it was beautiful.
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