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View Poll Results: Best gulf coast?
Texas Gulf Coast 19 63.33%
Mississippi Gulf Coast 11 36.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-24-2019, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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OP, the Texas Gulf can be divided into two halves. The upper half around Houston/Galveston has more populations, ammenites, cultural diversity, and lucrativity... but the beaches aren't so great. Whereas the lower half around Padre Island has low residential prosperity and population, but very beautiful beaches with a near tropical climate ...

But unless you really, really enjoy casinos and gambling, there's no real advantage to the Mississippi Gulf over either half of the Texas Gulf. The beaches of Mississippi aren't any better than what is seen along the upper Texas Gulf, while also having colder winters, rainier climate, and less diversity in tropical plantings and urban amenities. That gap in beach weather and vegetation gets even wider the further you head down the Texas Gulf. And with the sand and water becoming more and more beautiful, you eventually get South Padre, a party-perfect, exotic, tropical, Latin beach experience matched only by peninsular Florida herself.

Who cares what the winters are like? People go to beach in summertime. Summer is hot as balls through the entire Gulf Coast.



Massachusetts, Michigan even North Carolina have colder winters than Mississippi and still have great beaches. It's the June-August weather that matters.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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The Texas coast is a lot bigger and has more to offer. However, Mississippi seems to do a lot with the small coast they do have.
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Old 11-24-2019, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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The nicer part of the Gulf Coast IMHO is from Mobile over to Clearwater.
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