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Texas Beaches Are Awash In Baby Dolls, Messages in a Bottle, and Other Oddities

Texas Beaches Are Awash In Baby Dolls, Messages in a Bottle, and Other Oddities

…up on Texas beaches. But along with the typical litter one would expect to find, such as soda cans, plastic…

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

13 Things to Do Along the Texas Coast

…along their shorelines. The beaches are aptly named: For larger seashells, Big Shell is the way to go, whereas smaller…

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

With a New Album Out, 81-Year-Old Delbert McClinton Reflects on His Six-Decade Career

…great big family that you like.” His last Sandy Beaches cruise is scheduled for January 2023. These days, McClinton splits…

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

A Caribbean Native Finds a Connection to Home in Corpus Christi

…serve the kinds of people who buy postcards to send home. Corpus Christi’s beaches, boat tours, birdwatching, fishing, festivals, restaurants,…

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

…go wrong. “Specifically on the Texas Coast, our number-one danger on beaches is going to be rip currents, which are…

Ridleys Believe it or Not! Sea Turtles in Texas

Ridleys Believe it or Not! Sea Turtles in Texas

beaches discouraged turtles from nesting. By the latter half of the 20th Cen­tury, all five of these species were listed…

Good Times = Good Works

Good Times = Good Works

Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers (like these in Port Aransas) have picked up more than 7,700 tons of trash from Texas beaches

Happiness Comes in Waves: South Padre Island

Happiness Comes in Waves: South Padre Island

beaches become hormone-charged playgrounds for college students gone wild. Maybe you’ve gone wild here yourself; if so, join the club….

Wave Riders: Ocean Motion on Texas’ Coast

Wave Riders: Ocean Motion on Texas’ Coast

…on Texas beaches any less cool. Despite surfing’s influence on the pop culture of my youth, I never got around…

Shifting Sands of Monahans

Shifting Sands of Monahans

…flat scrub brush country of Ward County. And Alpine has miles of shell-covered beaches. “No, really,” he said. “Check it…

Make Waves This Winter

Make Waves This Winter

…Port Aransas—to discover other reasons to hit the beach this winter. Galveston Island, with 32 miles of beaches and attractions…

Caching in

Caching in

…of the 144 caches that the Hide Team surreptitiously stashed under the cover of night throughout Port A’s beaches, parks,…

Beaching on the Cheap

Beaching on the Cheap

…purple, bubble-like critter that washes up daily on Mustang Island beaches. The Portuguese Man-a-War floats like a butterfly, but stings…

Follow the Smoke

Follow the Smoke

…and drive and drive in a place that rewards the effort with beauty, from the long, lonely (off-season) beaches of…

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