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Old 04-28-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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I just spent last weekend in the area. I was truly impressed with the white sands - clean beaches.

Being from Houston and having Galveston as my beach of choice - things just aren't the same and especially since IKE. It's still dirty here - our beaches will never look as white as what I experienced this weekend.

You guys have a ferry system that is 2nd to none - there must have been 500 cars waiting in line Sunday afternoon.....we did not have to wait longer than 30 mins.

Great place to visit - great food. I will be coming back regularly over the summer.

4 hour drive south - and you hit paradise!
[or IMO something way better than 25 miles south of me]
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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The EPA once gave Rockport its Blue Ribbon Award for the cleanest beach in Texas. Its fairly quiet though. I like the area beaches but there are better ones - Venezuela and Costa Rica have some great black sand beaches. Florida is nice but I remember dirty diapers washing up in South Fla beaches when I was there a few years back. Lots of great beaches in Thailand - Philippines- enjoyed them - easy to find coconuts. Port Aransas and Rockport are my area favorites, but as Rockport has more males than females- some of the scenary isn't as enjoyable. lol
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:53 PM
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I have never been to the beach in Rockport....is there an actual beach on the gulf? Waves? Or is it on a laguna or inlet or something? I'd love to know more about the beachase there....
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I think it is - look for it usuing Google Maps or Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
Real waves I know that much.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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The EPA once gave Rockport its Blue Ribbon Award for the cleanest beach in Texas. Its fairly quiet though. I like the area beaches but there are better ones - Venezuela and Costa Rica have some great black sand beaches. Florida is nice but I remember dirty diapers washing up in South Fla beaches when I was there a few years back. Lots of great beaches in Thailand - Philippines- enjoyed them - easy to find coconuts. Port Aransas and Rockport are my area favorites, but as Rockport has more males than females- some of the scenary isn't as enjoyable. lol
LOL... Port A is good to go to if you want to see alot of... "scenery".. especially on the weekends!


Ian
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:28 AM
 
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thank you all for your honesty i know fl beaches as well as san diego and west coast living here now i can't take the cold water west coast nice beaches need a wet suit to enjoywater. sandi from san diego was hoping to move to corpus like clean not muckie..now what about houstons coast line? heard you will have to smell the oil rigs nice looking city tho.help [email]gosandigo@msn.com[/email] for advice thanks
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I've read that the primary contributors to our "murky" water is the fact that all of our rivers which empty into our region of the gulf are mud bottom rivers. The color of the water is thought to be a reflection of the sky, clear sunshine will give you bright blue water while cloudy overcast skies will give you gray, green water usually indicates shallow depth. Brown water means you are about to run aground.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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My opinion is the beaches in the Houston / Galveston area are pretty brown and murky. There are tons of chemical refineries and cruise ships dumping into the Bay. I wouldn't put my toe in the water there.

Farther south around Port Aransas, Mustang Island...nice. Corpus Christi Bay...not as nice. The beaches aren't as clean and there are plenty of refineries and military bases in the area contributing to who knows what in the water of CC Bay. Not nearly as bad as Galveston.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well of course the bay isn't going to be as nice. You have the Nueces River running into it kicking up mud. Plus Padre Island acts as a natural barrier reducing the currents to clear up the water in the bay. You also have the ships in the port. That is why the bay, Oso, and Laguna aren't as nice as the island. But North Beach and Mcgee Beach aren't that bad for being on the bay.

But, Padre Island is still in Corpus Christi. So yes, Corpus Christi has some really nice beaches, (Mustang Island, Padre Island Natl Seashore, ect.).
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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I just got back from Port A and the trash on the shore was horrible. The tar sands are pretty gross. The yellow sea foam on the sand smelled like sulfur. the water is warm and you can go out super far and so can the kids since the waves are mellow. Not much in the way of anything to do other than go to the beach, but some people love that, others like a nightlife or boardwalk kind of thing.
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