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Old 11-04-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Coastal Bend Attractions Draw Tourists | Corpus Christi, TX Economic Development

Rockport Beach in Aransas County, TX
210 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport, TX

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"Our beaches are light tan sand, turquoise water –"

In your alternate universe of the blind.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Your quote is misleading, the author is clearly talking about Corpus Christi beaches, not the Rockport Beach.

"The No. 1 reason people travel is beaches, and we have 16 miles of beaches combined within the city of Corpus Christi," Arnold says. "Our beaches are light tan sand, turquoise water – and they are not overbuilt." "

Granted the article's phote caption is also misleading, as it is talking about the Corpus Christi area beaches. The photo is also of a Corpus Christi beach, yet it is titled "Rockport Beach in Aransas County, TX" and sub-titled " Rockport Beach in Aransas County, TX and other beaches in the Rockport-Fulton area draw 1 million visitors annually. ".
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I like Rockport Beach -its not only one of the cleaner ones but I like the shape and size. A person can walk a long way before it gets deep. One of my favorite beach memories ever was going with my daughter -then 7 or 8 -and walking pretty far into the water when we found sort of a lazy fish. The fish was probably two feet long and we are able to pet it and play with it before it swam off.

The beach isn't too crowded and is necxt to a migratory bird area. There is only a small area for dogs though.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Your quote is misleading, the author is clearly talking about Corpus Christi beaches, not the Rockport Beach.

"The No. 1 reason people travel is beaches, and we have 16 miles of beaches combined within the city of Corpus Christi," Arnold says. "Our beaches are light tan sand, turquoise water – and they are not overbuilt." "

Granted the article's phote caption is also misleading, as it is talking about the Corpus Christi area beaches. The photo is also of a Corpus Christi beach, yet it is titled "Rockport Beach in Aransas County, TX" and sub-titled " Rockport Beach in Aransas County, TX and other beaches in the Rockport-Fulton area draw 1 million visitors annually. ".
Intellectual wankery and deceptively inaccurate. You can call either beach what you want, it's still drab-colored greenish brown water with silty clay sand. Not overbuilt is a euphemism for the lack of amenities.
The beaches in South Padre Island are far better. I lived in Rockport, the beach is a man-made, and any fish you can walk up and pet is most likely sick.

Here's a picture of turquoise water and tan sand:

Bahamas Turquoise Blue Waters Beach iPhone 5 Wallpaper / iPod Wallpaper HD - Free Download
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:43 AM
 
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Corpus beach water is a muddy brown with algae and other carp floating in it. Seriously, there's nothing turquoise blue about it.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Rockport Beach is on Aransas Bay, not on the gulf. Aransas Bay is brackish water, fed by fresh water streams which are muddy. Why would anyone with any sense expect a bay like this to have clear, turquoise water?
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Rockport Beach is on Aransas Bay, not on the gulf. Aransas Bay is brackish water, fed by fresh water streams which are muddy. Why would anyone with any sense expect a bay like this to have clear, turquoise water?
Rockport, TX is named for the for the rock ledge that runs along its shoreline. Rockport has no natural beach. Why would anyone claim any of he waters in the Coastal Bend to be turquoise. That was the point of the original post, was it not?

Why is it called "common sense" if it's so rare?

Sand: The Never-ending Story
By Michael Wellan

"West Florida beaches are blessed with especially clean sugar-white sand. Louisiana and Texas are not so blessed. There is a good reason for the difference.

It's all about geology, wind and tides -

Not all sand is created equal. The sugar-like beach sands east of the Mississippi River have a distinctly different source than sands in Louisiana and Texas.

Over millions of years, quartz has been weathered from granite in the Appalachian Mountains - the source of our white west coast sand. That sand took a southward route after emerging from rivers and streams like the Suwannee and Apalachicola.

Louisiana and Texas are another matter. Most of their sands came from the U.S. heartland via the mighty, and muddy, Mississippi River. Their sands were washed from the gooey brown clay that is the Mississippi Delta."

So back to the original question: "What's Wrong With This Picture?"
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