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Beaches in Galveston good for dipping/swimming?

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  1. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Grew up going to Galveston, now it's Mustang Island or NP Island. Beaches around Corpus & south are better. I wouldn't hesitate to go to Galveston, though. Moonpie posted lots of accurate details.
     


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  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Just go.
    Enjoy the sun, sand, and fresh air.
     
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  3. satx78247

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    Given that the Galveston beaches are a GREAT place to fish for BULL SHARKS, it's NOT a place that I want to go swimming, regardless of other issues.

    One of the largest BULLS that was ever caught in Texas waters was taken from the beach near 61st Street. = She was hooked, about 1700 hours, in water about "chest deep", using a 10 pound live sting ray for bait.
    (The fisherman used a toy balloon for a float.)

    To those who do NOT know, the BULL is by far the most dangerous of the "known man-eating sharks".

    yours, satx
     
  4. oldag

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    Good population of hammerheads too (sharks, that is). Some huge hammerheads have been caught just off the Texas City Dike.

    Used to see little sand sharks (harmless) on a pretty regular basis. Maybe a couple of feet long.

    Can't remember hearing of any shark attacks, though.
     
  5. Wiliamr

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    What you will find on Texas beaches, especially Galveston- Portuguese Man of War, jellyfish, tar balls, plastic trash, occasionally a bale of marijuana or a baggie of Mexican Brown....
     
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  6. satx78247

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    oldag,

    TRUE on the BIG hammers.

    The Galveston Chamber of Commerce & the local media COVERS UP their frequent shark attacks & have done so for decades.

    What I've wondered is how many of the "disappeared while swimming after dark" people were consumed.

    yours, satx
     
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  7. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    The Texas City Dyke once whooped my arse and stole my drum fish.
     
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    :roflfunny: shes a rough ol hag, she'll kick your ass somedays
     
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  9. satx78247

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    Fwiw, one of the BIGGEST Tigers that I've ever seen (I've fished for sharks since 1965.) was hooked about 200M off the 91st street area by a guy in an 18' bass-boat about 5 years ago.

    She was about 16 feet long & full of pups. = Thankfully the big female was measured, tagged & freed.

    Fwiw, I've not killed a shark (other than the very tasty & numerous bonnet-heads for the BBQ) in almost 5 decades.

    Locals on the TX coast often call sand sharks "tourist trout", as the tourists gripe, complain, carp & throw them back.
    The "outlanders" don't know that the little sandies & bonnet-heads to about 15# are BETTER eating (and have NO bones) than the specs & sea trout that the tourists are trying to catch.

    yours, satx
     
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  10. WT_Foxtrot

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    Wife just got back from Crystal Beach on a girls trip with her friends and their kids and our youngest. Said everything was great.....no issues whatsoever and you can drive on the beach. Trump flags everywhere, which seems like a good thing to me. We might head down before summer's out.
     


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