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How is Galveston/Corpus Christi Beaches?

Old Nov 3, 19, 10:06 pm
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How is Galveston/Corpus Christi Beaches?

Having been to California and Florida, wondering how good is Texas beaches compared to them? If Galveston and Corpus Christi are't the best beaches in Texas, which are? Thanks
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:56 pm
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Originally Posted by pjacqueimo View Post
Having been to California and Florida, wondering how good is Texas beaches compared to them? If Galveston and Corpus Christi are't the best beaches in Texas, which are? Thanks
If you are comparing to FL and CA, Galveston will majorly disappoint with grey beaches and brown water. Corpus is marginally better, but the best beaches by far in TX are found in South Padre Island.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 9:31 am
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If you are comparing to FL and CA, Galveston will majorly disappoint with grey beaches and brown water.
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I honestly don't know how you can have ocean + sand and wealth (USA) and still have the kind of beach that is Galveston.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by The_Diamond_Z View Post
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I honestly don't know how you can have ocean + sand and wealth (USA) and still have the kind of beach that is Galveston.
a. Gulf o' Mexico ain't an ocean
b. Gulf o' Mexico doesn't support huge waves pushing loads of sand around
c. Drainage of Eastern United States into the Gulf are a lot of dirt (need more mountains to erode)
c. Hurricanes hitting Galveston and other low lying regions aren't conducive to pulling in huge loads of sand (from TBD source) into an area and wait for the hurricanes to pull it out into the Gulf

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Old Nov 8, 19, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
a. Gulf o' Mexico ain't an ocean....
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I can't disagree with any of your points but given all that Galveston Beach does have going for it (sun, sand, tourists, money, a large body of water), it could and should be a much nicer place to visit than it is.
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Galveston Beach is fine if you enjoy swimming / wading in seaweed.

I haven't been to CC in ages.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 12:46 pm
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SPI is by far the best Beach to visit. Others farther up the coast can be nice in short "windows" but it is hit or miss. All see lots of tourist/beachgoers.
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