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Old 06-11-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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I was wondering where y'all thought the best Texas beaches are and how do they compare to Florida?

Thank you all!
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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IMO none of the beaches in Texas are comparable to those in Florida ~ no blue water, no white sand. I think the best beach here is South Padre Island. The further south you go, the better Texas beaches tend to be.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think there is anything in Texas as nice as the nicest Florida beaches. Pains me, but our coastline is pretty crappy unless you like to fish.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Nothing comparable to Florida, but I do second mysterymachinebl. South Padre would be closest. Other than that, Mexico.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Port Aransas has off-white sand. Some beaches in Corpus have off-white sand. I think the area is called Mustang Island.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: East Austin
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Mustang Island and Padre Island are pretty nice, but nothing compared to Florida. One thing I like better about the Texas beaches though is that they are much less crowded. My family spent a day at Mustang Island, and it was just us and a few other families.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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One thing I like better about the Texas beaches though is that they are much less crowded.
BINGO.

This is why I find Texas beaches better than those in Florida or California (although I'm sure you can probably find a spot of Malibu that you can claim all your own if you have the $$!).

I used to live near South Padre Island and here are some pics I took about 4-5 years ago. It's like I had the entire island to myself (this was offseason):













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Old 06-11-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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IMO, South Padre Island and Port Aransas have the best beaches in Texas.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I was wondering where y'all thought the best Texas beaches are and how do they compare to Florida?

Thank you all!
The beaches in Texas are comparable to the gulf coast of Florida.
Think Pensacola, Sanibel Island, St. Pete type of gulf water.

I lived in Florida for years and vacationed on both east and west coasts.

South Padre is closest to what ocean water "might" look like on a so so day; the water was fairly clear where you could see your feet
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The beaches in Texas are comparable to the gulf coast of Florida.
Think Pensacola, Sanibel Island, St. Pete type of gulf water.

I lived in Florida for years and vacationed on both east and west coasts.

South Padre is closest to what ocean water "might" look like on a so so day; the water was fairly clear where you could see your feet
Comparable? I think you left out the word "NOT"!

I had a sailboat on the Texas gulf coast for 3 years, as much as I appreciate its charms, there are no beaches there comparable to Florida.
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