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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
 
* '''[[Rio Grande Valley]]''' - from the [[Mexico|Mexican]] border at [[Brownsville]] up to Baffin Bay.
 
* '''[[Rio Grande Valley]]''' - from the [[Mexico|Mexican]] border at [[Brownsville]] up to Baffin Bay.
* '''[[South Barrier Coast]]''' - from Baffin Bay in the south near [[Kingsville]] past the [[Corpus Christi]] area and up to [[Port Lavaca]].  
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* '''[[South Barrier Coast]]''' - from Baffin Bay in the south near [[Kingsville (Texas)|Kingsville]] past the [[Corpus Christi]] area and up to [[Port Lavaca]].  
 
* '''[[North Barrier Coast]]''' - heavily developed coastal areas from [[Point Comfort]] in the south to Galveston Bay east of [[Bay City (Texas)|Bay City]].  Includes the sprawling [[Houston|Houston Metropolitan Area]].
 
* '''[[North Barrier Coast]]''' - heavily developed coastal areas from [[Point Comfort]] in the south to Galveston Bay east of [[Bay City (Texas)|Bay City]].  Includes the sprawling [[Houston|Houston Metropolitan Area]].
 
* '''[[Bayous]]''' - marshy land from Galveston Bay east to the [[Louisiana]] border.
 
* '''[[Bayous]]''' - marshy land from Galveston Bay east to the [[Louisiana]] border.
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*[[South Padre Island]] - Resort town on ''Padre Island''.
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*[[South Padre Island]] - Resort town on ''Padre Island''. Very popular spring break destination for university students.
 
*[[Port Aransas]] - Town on the northern tip of [[Mustang Island]].
 
*[[Port Aransas]] - Town on the northern tip of [[Mustang Island]].
 
*[[Crystal Beach]] - Just a ferry ride from Galveston Island
 
*[[Crystal Beach]] - Just a ferry ride from Galveston Island
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
Home to some of the best beaches in America, the Texas Gulf Coast region draws millions of visitors to this Texas playground. Stretching some 350 miles from South Padre Island & the Rio Grande Valley, all the way to Beaumont & the Louisiana border, this region is renowned for its wildlife & natural beauty, as well as the home of America's space program.
 
 
The Texas coast is like no other. Stretching about 367 miles as the crow flies along a gentle arc that makes up the northwestern edge of the Gulf of Mexico, there are actually over 3,300 miles of shoreline along its islands, bays and river mouths.
 
 
It’s no wonder that coastal communities are the most densely populated and fastest growing areas in the country. The opportunities and resources that originally lured Native Americans and settlers continue to attract people to the coast today. Throughout the year, tourists travel to the shore to enjoy recreational activities and visit locales with relaxed surroundings.
 
 
Coastal residents and tourists seek out beaches and bays for fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, picnicking, camping, boating, and other activities. Tourism is big business in Texas, and coastal communities rely on their beaches and bays to attract tourists, who spend billions of dollars each year.
 
 
Texas coastal communities continue a coastal historic heritage with an active economy. Whether the coastal traveler is interested in fishing, birding, beachcombing, or simply sightseeing, the Texas coast has something to offer everyone.
 
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
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==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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Hurricanes frequently occur in the summer months. Check for local weather updates while in the area.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
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Latest revision as of 16:29, 6 January 2012

Texas's Gulf Coast stretches for hundreds of miles, from the Louisiana border to Brownsville on the Rio Grande. The beaches are excellent, and oil-rich cities like Houston make for fun nightlife, too.

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