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Old 03-11-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I have heard that there is a white sand beach near the port, does anyone know if there is a public beach or somewhere we can enjoy the beautiful beach that might remind me of the sand in Florida as opposed to the brown stuff down at Galveston beach?
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Corpus or Padre is where you'll have to go.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Even Corpus or Padre isn't white like Florida -- it is a tan color versus the mud color at Galveston. The only white sand you'll find around here is at Moody Garden's Palm Beach which is a glorified pool with trucked-in white sand but tons of families go there.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:45 AM
 
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Does Galveston have sand beaches> Maybe it is not good to go there can anyone comment>
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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http://2005nationals.com/Houston%20P...estonBeach.jpg

Looks sandy to me.

As far as Carribean-ish white sands & blue-clear water goes, the entire Texas coast is the wrong place to look for such things.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Laughing out loud. Hysterically.

Seriuosly, "Surfside" which is close to Galveston isn't all bad but doesn't hold a candle to Florida or even Alabama. That's about the closest BEACH beach to Houston. Padre Island is beautiful but impossible to navigate during spring break and summer. Other than that, I hope you enjoy fishing.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Does Galveston have sand beaches> Maybe it is not good to go there can anyone comment>
BEVH, you will not find anything like the beauty of California. My California beach experience is limited to San Clemente, but if that is any measuring stick then you will not find anything like that on the Texas coast. Galveston is a good place to go build sand castles with the kids, fish in the surf or in the bay, get a sunburn, etc. etc. but it just will not be the same as California. Sorry.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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The sand is brown almost all up and down the Texas coast due to the silt dumped into the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi. The further South you go, the "cleaner" the sand.

I guess the one good thing is the silt that makes our beaches brown also make the Texas coast a great place for sport fishing.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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You have to go to Stewart Beach -- that's the best we can do. Sorry. (Hey, at least we have a beach...)
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