We asked on Facebook: What do you love most about the Texas Coast?
I love the moon painting ribbons of light on the water.
– Connie DeRome-Dryden
Sitting in a rocking chair on your front porch. Cool breeze, friendly neighbors and the sweet smell of mowed grass and salty air. Ah, peace.
– Angela Crummett
The smell of the saltwater and great sand to run on.
– Kimberly Kirschner
There is no place better or more diverse than our Texas Coast. People and cultures from all over have made their way to our wonderful place of serenity and community. And you can’t beat our seafood or our sunsets.
– Kim Smith Mytelka
The variety of birds and the smell of the salt in the air.
– Cindi Daily
Sunrise on the seawall and October and November views of a serene Gulf of Mexico.
– George Black
Watching the pelicans glide along the waves as if they were surfing.
– James Clark
Peace, tranquillity and the awesome community, dear friends and family.
– Lauraleigh Gourley-Vogel
Every day is the calm before the storm. It puts our minuscule worries in perspective.
– Dan Braverman
What I love about the Texas coast is the people. The coastal people are laid back and carefree. Coastal Texans also have a great love of the outdoors.
– Rick Wade
I love the variety of people and cultures that are attracted to our coastal community.
– Phil Newton
The sense of community and being able to hear the surf from our house.
– Nita Andrews Reid
I love being on top of the causeway to see both East and West End of the island, and I love the stinky seaweed (Seriously).
– Mary Griffin-Calvert
Walking my dogs on the seawall and on the beach. Great way to start or end the day — great stress relief.
– Maureen Kuzik McCutchen
I love the sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf. Nothing settles my soul or improves my spirits quite like them.
– Terri Sireno Burchfield
Showing out-of-state family the Texas Coast.
– Tyler Morrison
I love seeing a different Gulf every day — the ever-changing water.
– Kathy Van Dewalli
Those rare few places where it still seems that mankind has not yet discovered them.
– Michael Alan Basham